What Happened on January 30, 1961

Historical Events

Music Single

"I Fall to Pieces" single released by Patsy Cline (Billboard Song of the Year 1961)

  • Bobby Darin is youngest performer to headline a TV special on NBC

Event of Interest

JFK asks for an Alliance for Progress & Peace Corps

  • KAET TV channel 8 in Phoenix, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Outstanding West Indian spin bowler Lance Gibbs takes hat-trick (Ken Mackay, Wally Grout, Frank Misson) in drawn 4th Test v Australia in Adelaide
1961 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Ranjit Madurasinghe, Sri Lankan cricketer (3 Tests for Sri Lanka 1988-92), born in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Maud Wagner, first known American tattoo artist and circus performer, dies at about 83

About January 30, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles
  • UK #1 Song: Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires