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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)

  •  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 – Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, killing 73, including the entire United States figure skating team, several coaches and family members.
  •  March 1, 1961 – Uganda becomes self-governing and holds its first elections.
  •  April 3, 1961 – The Leadbeater’s Possum is rediscovered in Australia after 72 years.
  •  June 4, 1961 – In the Vienna summit, Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev sparks the Berlin Crisis by threatening to sign a separate peace treaty with East Germany and ending American, British and French access to East Berlin.
  •  July 21, 1961 – Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 4 Mission – Gus Grissom piloting Liberty Bell 7 becomes the second American to go into space (in a suborbital mission).
  •  September 5, 1961 – The first conference of the Non Aligned Countries is held in Belgrade.
  •  October 30, 1961 – Because of “violations of Lenin’s precepts”, it is decreed that Joseph Stalin’s body be removed from its place of honour inside Lenin’s tomb and buried near the Kremlin wall with a plain granite marker instead.
  •  December 9, 1961 – Tanganyika becomes independent from Britain.

Who Were Born On 1961?

  •  February 1, 1961 – Daniel Tani, NASA astronaut
  •  February 4, 1961 – Denis Savard, Canadian ice hockey player
  •  February 11, 1961 – Carey Lowell, American actress
  •  April 9, 1961 – Kirk McCaskill, pro baseball and hockey player
  •  April 18, 1961 – Steve Lombardi, American wrestler
  •  May 2, 1961 – Phil Vickery, English celebrity chef
  •  June 25, 1961 – Ricky Gervais, English comedian, actor and writer
  •  September 7, 1961 – LeRoi Moore, American musician (Dave Matthews Band) (d. 2008)
  •  October 5, 1961 – Matthew Kauffman, American journalist and George Polk Award winner
  •  December 7, 1961 – Lisa Fischer, American R&B singer