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Thursday January 26, 1961

January 26, 1961: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

A person born on this day will be 56 years old today. If that same person saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $9,111.00 today. That is, assuming this person is still alive and kicking.

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Here’s the January 1961 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1961 calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

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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 26, 1961 Historical Event(s)

  • 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

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