What happened this day in history January 26, 1961

What are the important events that happened on January 26, 1961? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 26, 1961: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 26, 1961 is the 26th day of the year 1961 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 339 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 13, 1961 – a Thursday. 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 ‘icosihexagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $10,042.00. (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 26, 1961 Historical Events

  • 1961
    John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be his physician. This is the first time a woman holds this appointment.

Who were born on January 26, 1961?

  • 1961
    Li Cunxin, Chinese-Australian ballet dancer
  • 1961
    Tom Keifer, American musician (Cinderella)
  • 1961
    Wayne Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey player

Who died on January 26, 1961?

  • 1961
    Stan Nichols, English cricketer (b. 1900)

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