January 17, 1961: Day of the Week
January 17, 1961 was the 17th day of the year 1961 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 348 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
A person born on this day will be 61 years old today. If that same person saved a Quarter every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $4,973.25 today.
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Here’s the January 1961 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1961 calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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Rat is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for a person born on this day if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac).
January 17, 1961 Historical Event(s)
- 1961Former Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba is murdered in circumstances suggesting the support and complicity of the governments of Belgium and the United States.
- 1961U.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”.
Who were born on January 17, 1961?
- 1961Brian Helgeland, American writer and film director
- 1961Maia Chiburdanidze, Georgian Chess grandmaster
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