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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 23, 1961 – The Portuguese luxury cruise ship Santa Maria is hijacked by foes of the Estado Novo regime with the intention of waging war until dictator António de Oliveira Salazar was overthrown.
  •  February 15, 1961 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
  •  April 11, 1961 – The trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem.
  •  May 30, 1961 – Long time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  •  June 16, 1961 – Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union.
  •  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 15, 1961 – Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 miles per hour.
  •  October 27, 1961 – Mauritania and Mongolia join the United Nations.
  •  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.
  •  November 1, 1961 – 50,000 women in 60 cities participate in the inaugural Women Strike for Peace (WSP) against nuclear proliferation.

Who Were Born On 1961?

  •  January 1, 1961 – Fiona Phillips, British television presenter
  •  January 19, 1961 – William Ragsdale, American actor
  •  February 5, 1961 – Savvas Kofidis, Greek footballer and manager
  •  February 14, 1961 – Phillip Hamilton, American author
  •  May 19, 1961 – Gregory Poirier, American screenwriter and director
  •  September 14, 1961 – Martina Gedeck, German actress
  •  September 29, 1961 – Julia Gillard, Australian politician, Prime Minister of Australia
  •  October 10, 1961 – Henrik Jørgensen, Danish marathon runner
  •  October 22, 1961 – Robert Torti, American actor
  •  December 9, 1961 – David Anthony Higgins, American actor