January 26th, 1961

January 26th, 1961, fell on a Thursday. It was day 26 of 1961. The decade was the 1960s.

60 years, 1 months and 6 days have passed since January 26th, 1961.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Wayne Gretzky: Hockey player.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 26th, 1961:

  • United States: Wonderland By Night - Bert Kaempfert
  • United Kingdom: Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley

Take Me Back!

The date is January 26th, 1961 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. In America, the song Wonderland By Night by Bert Kaempfert is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Are You Lonesome Tonight by Elvis Presley is the number one hit song. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is currently the President of the United States and Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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 "Maverick", "Bonanza", "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" and "The Untouchables". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "The Rifleman", "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends" and "King Leonardo and His Short Subjects". 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 26th, 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1961?

    In 1961, the best soccer players were Pelé, Omar Sívori, Luis Suárez, Johnny Haynes, Lev Yashin, Ferenc Puskás, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Uwe Seeler and John Charles.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1961?

    In 1961, the best NBA players were Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Bob Pettit, Bob Cousy and Oscar Robertson.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 60 years, 1 months and 6 days have passed since January 26th, 1961.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 04 of 1961.
  • Leap Year: 1961 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 26th, 1961, will be 60 years of age.
  • People born in 1961 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 26th, 1961:

  • January 9th, 1961: The Portland Spy Ring: A Soviet spy ring is uncovered in London.
  • January 11th, 1961: The Throgs Neck Bridge connecting The Bronx and Queens is opened in New York City.
  • January 20th, 1961: John F. Kennedy takes office as the 35th President of the United States.
  • January 25th, 1961: Disney releases the movie "One Hundred and One Dalmatians".
  • This date: January 26th, 1961
  • February 9th, 1961: The Beatles perform for the very first time at a nightclub called The Cavern Club.
  • February 15th, 1961: The entire United States figure skating team is killed after their Sabena Boeing 707 crashes in Belgium.
  • February 25th, 1961: The Sydney tramway network operates for the last time.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 26th, 1961, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1961 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 26th, 1961 falls under the Otter.
  • 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.
  • Maverick - American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Wagon Train - 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 26th of January:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 26th of January:

  • Australia Day

US President

Who was the US President on January 26th, 1961?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 26th, 1961?

  • Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 26th, 1961 was probably conceived around the 18th of April, 1960. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 26th, 1961 is the 5th of November, 1961. (Rough Estimate).

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 26th, 1961.

  • 21,949 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,896,393,600 seconds have passed since the January 26th, 1961.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,212,459,200 times.
  • Since January 26th, 1961, earth has travelled approximately 978,539,097,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 316,065,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 163,089,850 steps. That's about 72,484 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,756,723 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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