On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1961

Historical Events

  • Longest recorded strike ends as the Danish barbers' assistants end a 33 year strike

Famous Birthdays

  • Lee Curreri, American actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor (Academy Award, Going My Way), dies at 72

Person of interestErwin Schrödinger

Erwin Schrodinger, Austrian physicist and Nobel Laureate (wave mechanics), dies at 73

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Erwin Schrödinger
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Erwin Schrödinger

1961 Highlights

About January 4, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn