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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 1961.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 1961: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1961?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1961 Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16 in AFL championship game
  • 02 Jan 1961 Hawaii's all-time low temperature, 14 degrees F recorded atop Haleakale.
  • 03 Jan 1961 The SL-1, a government-run reactor near Idaho Falls, Idaho, leaks radiation, killing three workers.
  • 05 Jan 1961 US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba.
  • 07 Jan 1961 Trucial States (later United Arab Emirates) issue their first postage stamps.
  • 08 Jan 1961 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Yvor Winters.
  • 09 Jan 1961 British authorities announce that they have discovered a large Soviet spy ring in London.
  • 11 Jan 1961 Racial riot at University of Georgia, USA.
  • 14 Jan 1961 Chicago Bears' Willard Dewveall becomes first NFL player to join the AFL.
  • 15 Jan 1961 Supremes signed with Motown Records
  • 16 Jan 1961 Conquering Hero opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 17 Jan 1961 U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers a televised farewell address to the nation three days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the ''military-industrial complex''.
  • 19 Jan 1961 1st episode for Dick Van Dyke Show is filmed
  • 20 Jan 1961 Arthur M Ramsay becomes archbishop of Canterbury.
  • 21 Jan 1961 Conquering Hero closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 23 Jan 1961 US Supreme Court rules cities and states have right to censor films.
  • 24 Jan 1961 Lazard Brothers Ltd draw a check for US$334,867,807.68.
  • 25 Jan 1961 Military coup in El Salvador.
  • 26 Jan 1961 1st woman personal Physician to President-JG Travell
  • 27 Jan 1961 Sing Along with Mitch [Miller] premieres on NBC TV
  • 28 Jan 1961 Republic of Rwanda proclaimed.
  • 29 Jan 1961 US female Figure Skating championship won by Laurence Owen.
  • 30 Jan 1961 JFK asks for an Alliance for Progress and Peace Corp
  • 31 Jan 1961 Ham is 1st primate in space (158 miles) aboard Mercury / Redstone 2

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Movies

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Yojimbo

Yojimbo

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

Country: United States of America

Judgment at Nuremberg

Judgment at Nuremberg

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich

Country: United States of America

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Country: United States of America

Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Lars Passgård

Country: United States of America

La notte

La notte

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti, Bernhard Wicki

Country: United States of America