What Happened on January 5, 1961

Historical Events

  • The Beatles perform with Paul McCartney on bass guitar for the 1st time, at Litherland Town Hall, in Lancashire, England

Famous Birthdays

  • Curt Bader, American sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Bloomfield, Iowa
  • Iris DeMent, American country singer ("Our Town"), born in Paragould, Arizona
  • Piotr Baron, Polish jazz saxophonist and composer (Salve Regina; Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus), born in Wrocław, Poland
1961 Highlights

About January 5, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Wonderland By Night - Bert Kaempfert And His Orchestra
  • UK #1 Song: I Love You - Cliff Richard & The Shadows