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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 15, 1961 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
  •  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.
  •  April 18, 1961 – CONCP is founded in Casablanca as a united front of African movements opposing Portuguese colonial rule.
  •  April 25, 1961 – Robert Noyce is granted a patent for an integrated circuit.
  •  May 24, 1961 – Cyprus joins the Council of Europe.
  •  August 21, 1961 – Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit, “Please Mr. Postman” by The Marvelettes.
  •  October 1, 1961 – East and West Cameroon merge to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon.
  •  October 27, 1961 – NASA launches the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.
  •  December 2, 1961 – In a nationally broadcast speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro declares that he is a Marxist-Leninist and that Cuba is going to adopt Communism.
  •  December 15, 1961 – In Jerusalem, Adolph Eichmann is sentenced to death after being found guilty of 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people and membership of an outlawed organization.

Who Were Born On 1961?

  •  January 22, 1961 – Quintin Dailey, American basketball player (d. 2010)
  •  February 28, 1961 – René Simard, Canadian singer and TV host
  •  March 29, 1961 – Mike Kingery, American baseball player
  •  April 20, 1961 – Don Mattingly, American baseball player
  •  April 30, 1961 – Isiah Thomas, American basketball player
  •  July 3, 1961 – Tim Smith, English musician (Cardiacs)
  •  August 2, 1961 – Cold 187um, American rapper (Above the Law)
  •  August 4, 1961 – Lauren Tom, American actress
  •  September 2, 1961 – Carlos Valderrama, Colombian footballer
  •  December 8, 1961 – Ann Coulter, American political commentator