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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 8, 1961 – In France a referendum supports Charles de Gaulle’s policies in Algeria.
  •  January 27, 1961 – Soviet submarine S-80 sinks with all hands lost.
  •  January 31, 1961 – Project Mercury: Mercury-Redstone 2 – Ham the Chimp travels into outer space.
  •  February 3, 1961 – A protest by agricultural workers in Baixa de Cassanje, Portuguese Angola, turns into a revolt, opening the Angolan War of Independence, the first of the Portuguese Colonial Wars.
  •  February 15, 1961 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
  •  February 16, 1961 – The DuSable Museum of African American History is chartered.
  •  March 15, 1961 – South Africa withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
  •  May 24, 1961 – American civil rights movement: Freedom Riders are arrested in Jackson, Mississippi for “disturbing the peace” after disembarking from their bus.
  •  June 23, 1961 – Cold War: the Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force after the opening date for signature set for the December 1, 1959.
  •  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.

Who Were Born On 1961?

  •  February 13, 1961 – Cevin Key, Canadian musician (Skinny Puppy, Subconscious Communications)
  •  April 1, 1961 – Susan Boyle, Scottish singer and Britain’s Got Talent contestant
  •  May 19, 1961 – Gregory Poirier, American screenwriter and director
  •  June 18, 1961 – Andrés Galarraga, Venezuelan baseball player
  •  July 30, 1961 – Laurence Fishburne, American actor
  •  August 27, 1961 – Yolanda Adams, American gospel singer
  •  September 15, 1961 – Terry Lamb, Australian rugby league footballer
  •  October 11, 1961 – Neil Buchanan, English television presenter
  •  November 12, 1961 – Jonathan Nossiter, American film director
  •  November 28, 1961 – Jane Sibbett, American actress