What happened this day in history January 8, 1961

What are the important events that happened on January 8, 1961? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 8, 1961: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 8, 1961 is the 8th day of the year 1961 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 357 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 26, 1960 – a Sunday. 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 ‘octagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $986.95. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Capricorn 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 8, 1961 Historical Events

  • 1961
    In France a referendum supports Charles de Gaulle’s policies in Algeria.

Who were born on January 8, 1961?

  • 1961
    Calvin Smith, American athlete
  • 1961
    Keith Arkell, English chess Grandmaster

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