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1961 Calendar

1961 Calendar

January
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
February
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728    
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 
July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

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1961 Historical Event(s)

  •  January 31, 1961 – Project Mercury: Mercury-Redstone 2 – Ham the Chimp travels into outer space.
  •  February 13, 1961 – A 500,000-year-old rock is discovered near Olancha, California, US, that appears to anachronistically encase a spark plug.
  •  February 15, 1961 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
  •  March 1, 1961 – Uganda becomes self-governing and holds its first elections.
  •  March 29, 1961 – The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, D.C., to vote in presidential elections.
  •  April 27, 1961 – Sierra Leone is granted its independence from the United Kingdom, with Milton Margai as the first Prime Minister.
  •  June 17, 1961 – The New Democratic Party of Canada is founded by the merger of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation and the Canadian Labour Congress.
  •  July 31, 1961 – At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in major league baseball history occurs when the game is stopped in the 9th inning because of rain.
  •  October 27, 1961 – Mauritania and Mongolia join the United Nations.
  •  December 9, 1961 – Tanganyika becomes independent from Britain.

Who Were Born On 1961?

  •  January 17, 1961 – Brian Helgeland, American writer and film director
  •  February 1, 1961 – Daniel Tani, NASA astronaut
  •  July 1, 1961 – Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince Charles’s ex wife (d. 1997)
  •  August 22, 1961 – Debbi Peterson, American musician (The Bangles)
  •  September 22, 1961 – Catherine Oxenberg, British actress
  •  November 16, 1961 – Corinne Hermès, French singer
  •  November 24, 1961 – Carlos Carnero, Spanish member of parliament
  •  December 8, 1961 – Ann Coulter, American political commentator
  •  December 10, 1961 – Oded Schramm, Israeli-American mathematician
  •  December 16, 1961 – Andre Andersen, Russian/Danish multi-instrumentalist and composer