What happened this day in history January 24, 1961

What are the important events that happened on January 24, 1961? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 24, 1961: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 24, 1961 is the 24th day of the year 1961 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 341 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 11, 1961 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘icositetragon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $5,346.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rat is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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January 24, 1961 Historical Events

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    1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash: A bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina. The uranium core of one weapon remains lost.

Who were born on January 24, 1961?

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    Guido Buchwald, German football player
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    Nastassja Kinski, German-born actress
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    Vince Russo, American writer
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    William Van Dijck, Belgian athlete

Who died on January 24, 1961?

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    Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American pole vaulter and inventor (b. 1884)

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