January 9th, 1961

January 9th, 1961, fell on a Monday. It was day 9 of 1961. The decade was the 1960s.

59 years, 5 months and 29 days have passed since January 9th, 1961.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 9th, 1961:

  • The Portland Spy Ring: A Soviet spy ring is uncovered in London.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 9th, 1961:

  • United States: Wonderland By Night - Bert Kaempfert
  • United Kingdom: Poetry In Motion - Johnny Tillotson

Take Me Back!

The date is January 9th, 1961 and it's a Monday. In America, the song Wonderland By Night by Bert Kaempfert is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson is the number one hit song.

Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States. Because it's 1961, radio stations are playing hit songs from artists such as Bert Kaempfert, Chubby Checker, Elvis Presley, Del Shannon, Bobby Lewis and Jimmy Dean. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Route 66".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis", "Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse", "My Three Sons" and "Mister Ed". Popular toys include the likes of "Crater Critters", "Troll doll", "Astrobase" and "Etch A Sketch".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 9th, 1961.

  • John F. Kennedy.

    U.S. President John F. Kennedy was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1961.

  • 1961 in movies.

    Movies released in 1961 included West Side Story, The Guns of Navarone, El Cid, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Parent Trap, La Dolce Vita, Lover Come Back, King of Kings, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Splendor in the Grass, Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Hustler.

  • 1961 in music.

    The Billboard Charts in 1961 were dominated by the likes of Elvis Presley, Bobby Lewis, Jimmy Dean, Ricky Nelson, The Marcels, Del Shannon, Bobby Vee, Ray Charles and Bert Kaempfert.

  • Henry Mancini - "Moon River"

    "Moon River" by Henry Mancini would go on to win a Grammy for 1961's Song of the Year.

  • West Side Story

    "West Side Story" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1961.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 59 years, 5 months and 29 days have passed since January 9th, 1961.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 02 of 1961.
  • Leap Year: 1961 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 9th, 1961, will be 59 years of age.
  • People born in 1961 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 9th, 1961:

  • January 20th, 1961: John F. Kennedy takes office as the 35th President of the United States.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 9th, 1961, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1961 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 9th, 1961 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Route 66 - Adventure crime drama.
  • The Andy Griffith Show - Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
  • Danger Man - British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.
  • The Untouchables - American crime drama.
  • The Twilight Zone - TV series about disturbing or unusual events.
  • The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis - American sitcom about a teenager who strives for beautiful women, fancy cars and money.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Rawhide - American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.
  • 77 Sunset Strip - Private detective drama series.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Wagon Train - American western series.
  • Have Gun - Will Travel - American western series.

1961 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1961.

"Mister Ed" - "The Dick Tracy Show" - "King Leonardo and His Short Subjects" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "The Flintstones" - "My Three Sons" - "Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse" - "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends" - "Dennis the Menace" - "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" - "The Rifleman" - "The Huckleberry Hound Show" - "Leave It to Beaver" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Lassie" - "Looney Tunes"


1961 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1961:

  • Etch A Sketch
  • Astrobase
  • Troll doll
  • Crater Critters

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 9th of January:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on January 9th, 1961.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 9th, 1961 was probably conceived around the 1st of April, 1960. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 9th, 1961 is the 19th of October, 1961. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 9th, 1961.

  • 21,730 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,877,468,400 seconds have passed since the January 9th, 1961.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,190,379,800 times.
  • Since January 9th, 1961, earth has travelled approximately 968,773,694,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 312,911,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 161,462,282 steps. That's about 71,761 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,529,621 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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