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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 27, 1961 – Sierra Leone is granted its independence from the United Kingdom, with Milton Margai as the first Prime Minister.
  •  April 30, 1961K-19, the first Soviet nuclear submarine equipped with nuclear missiles, is commissioned.
  •  May 24, 1961 – Cyprus joins the Council of Europe.
  •  May 31, 1961 – In Moscow City Court, the Rokotov–Faibishenko show trial begins, despite the Khrushchev Thaw to reverse Stalinist elements in Soviet society.
  •  June 19, 1961 – Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom.
  •  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).
  •  August 11, 1961 – The former Portuguese territories in India of Dadra and Nagar Haveli are merged to create the Union Territory Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
  •  September 12, 1961 – The African and Malagasy Union is founded.
  •  October 20, 1961 – The Soviet Union performs the first armed test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, launching an R-13 from a Golf class submarine.

Who Were Born On 1961?

  •  February 8, 1961 – Vince Neil, American singer (Mötley Crüe)
  •  February 28, 1961 – Rae Dawn Chong, Canadian actress
  •  May 8, 1961 – David Winning, Canadian film director
  •  July 19, 1961 – Lisa Lampanelli, American comedian
  •  July 24, 1961 – Kerry Dixon, English footballer
  •  September 7, 1961 – LeRoi Moore, American musician (Dave Matthews Band) (d. 2008)
  •  September 11, 1961 – Philip Ardagh, British writer
  •  October 23, 1961 – Laurie Halse Anderson, American writer
  •  November 1, 1961 – Calvin Johnson, American musician (Beat Happening, The Halo Benders, Dub Narcotic Sound System)
  •  November 6, 1961 – Kazuhiko Aoki, Japanese game creator