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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 14, 1961 – Discovery of the chemical elements: Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California.
  •  February 15, 1961 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
  •  February 16, 1961 – Explorer program: Explorer 9 (S-56a) is launched.
  •  March 1, 1961 – President of the United States John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps.
  •  April 17, 1961 – Bay of Pigs Invasion: A group of CIA financed and trained Cuban exiles lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro.
  •  May 28, 1961 – Peter Benenson’s article The Forgotten Prisoners is published in several internationally read newspapers. This will later be thought of as the founding of the human rights organization Amnesty International.
  •  May 30, 1961 – Long time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  •  July 9, 1961 – Turkish voters approve the Turkish Constitution of 1961 in a referendum.
  •  October 27, 1961 – NASA launches the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.

Who Were Born On 1961?

  •  January 8, 1961 – Calvin Smith, American athlete
  •  January 10, 1961 – Evan Handler, American actor
  •  February 13, 1961 – Cevin Key, Canadian musician (Skinny Puppy, Subconscious Communications)
  •  February 19, 1961 – Justin Fashanu, English footballer (d. 1998)
  •  March 4, 1961 – Roger Wessels, South African golfer
  •  June 11, 1961 – María Barranco, Spanish actress
  •  August 2, 1961 – Cold 187um, American rapper (Above the Law)
  •  August 13, 1961 – Neil Mallender, England cricketer
  •  October 18, 1961 – Rick Moody, American author
  •  October 23, 1961 – Laurie Halse Anderson, American writer