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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 31, 1961 – Project Mercury: Mercury-Redstone 2 – Ham the Chimp travels into outer space.
  •  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.
  •  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 21, 1961 – American civil rights movement: Alabama Governor John Malcolm Patterson declares martial law in an attempt to restore order after race riots break out.
  •  August 21, 1961 – Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit, “Please Mr. Postman” by The Marvelettes.
  •  September 10, 1961 – Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German Formula One driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators who are hit by his Ferrari.
  •  October 27, 1961 – NASA launches the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.
  •  October 30, 1961 – Nuclear testing: The Soviet Union detonates the hydrogen bomb Tsar Bomba over Novaya Zemlya; at 50 megatons of yield, it is still the largest explosive device ever detonated, nuclear or otherwise.

Who Were Born On 1961?

  •  February 13, 1961 – Kyi Hla Han, Burmese golfer
  •  March 14, 1961 – Penny Johnson Jerald, American actress
  •  March 23, 1961 – Steve Holmes, Romanian/German pornographic actor
  •  March 29, 1961 – Gary Brabham, Australian racing driver
  •  May 3, 1961 – Joe Murray, American cartoonist
  •  September 7, 1961 – LeRoi Moore, American musician (Dave Matthews Band) (d. 2008)
  •  October 22, 1961 – Robert Torti, American actor
  •  November 4, 1961 – Edward Knight, American composer
  •  November 8, 1961 – Micky Adams, English football manager
  •  December 11, 1961 – Marco Pierre White, English chef and restaurateur