Our Senior Year

January, 1961

(Music:  "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" by The Shirelles)

 

 

Number One Songs

 

January 1 - 8:  "Are You Lonesome Tonight" - Elvis Presley

 

January 9 - 29:  "Wonderland by Night" - Bert Kaempfert

 

January 30 - 31:  "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" - The Shirelles
 

 

Historic Events

 

1- Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Michigan is renamed Tigers Stadium
1 - Houston Oilers beat Los Angeles Chargers 24-16 in first AFL championship game in Houston, Texas
3 - United States breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba
11 - Racial riot at University of Georgia
12 - "Show Girl" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City for 100 performances
12 - United Nations genocide pact goes into effect
14 - Chicago Bears Willard Dewveall becomes first NFL player to join AFL
15 - The Supremes signed with Motown Records
17 - 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 - First episode for "Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed
23 - Supreme Court rules cities and states have right to censor films
25 - First live, nationally televised presidential news conference (John F. Kennedy)
25 - Walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" is released
27 - "Sing Along with Mitch" (Miller) premieres on NBC-TV
29 - United States female Figure Skating championship is won by Laurence Owen
29 - United States male Figure Skating championship is won by Bradley Lord
30 - Bobby Darin is youngest performer to headline a TV special on NBC
30 - John F. Kennedy asks for an Alliance for Progress & Peace Corp
31 - Ham is first primate in space (158 miles) aboard Mercury/Redstone 2
31 - Houston voters approve bond to finance luxury domed stadium (Houston Astrodome)

 

 

Famous Birthdays

 

1 - Marcia Cross, actress
6 - Howie Long, former NFL tackle/actor/broadcaster
6 - Paul Azinger, golfer
13 - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, comedienne
26 - Wayne Gretzky, Brantford, Ontario, NHL great scorer
 

 

Famous Deaths

 

4 - Barry Fitzgerald, actor ("Going My Way"), dies at 72

7 - Clarice Baright, first woman admitted to American Bar Association, dies at 74

9 - Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, dies at 94

10 - Dashiell Hammett, US detective writer, dies at 66

17 - Patrice Lumumba, African revolutionary, murdered at 36