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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 3, 1961 – The SL-1, a government-run reactor near Idaho Falls, Idaho, underwent a core explosion and meltdown, killing three workers.
  •  January 8, 1961 – In France a referendum supports Charles de Gaulle’s policies in Algeria.
  •  January 25, 1961 – In Washington, D.C. John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential television news conference.
  •  February 15, 1961 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
  •  May 5, 1961 – The Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 3 – Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into outer space, making a sub-orbital flight of 15 minutes.
  •  May 14, 1961 – American civil rights movement: The Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama, and the civil rights protesters are beaten by an angry mob.
  •  September 16, 1961 – The United States National Hurricane Research Project drops eight cylinders of silver iodide into the eyewall of Hurricane Esther. Wind speed reduces by 10%, giving rise to Project Stormfury.
  •  October 27, 1961 – NASA launches the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.
  •  December 31, 1961 – RTÉ Ireland’s state broadcaster launches its first national television service.

Who Were Born On 1961?

  •  January 2, 1961 – Todd Haynes, American film director
  •  January 23, 1961 – Mas Selamat bin Kastari, Singapore’s most-wanted terror fugitive
  •  February 8, 1961 – Bruce Timm, TV Producer (DC Animated Universe)
  •  May 20, 1961 – Clive Allen, English footballer
  •  July 19, 1961 – Benoît Mariage, Belgian film director
  •  October 8, 1961 – Ted Kooshian, American jazz pianist
  •  October 16, 1961 – Marc Levy, French novelist
  •  November 22, 1961 – Stephen Hough, British concert pianist
  •  December 22, 1961 – Andrew Fastow, American businessman
  •  December 30, 1961 – Douglas Coupland, Canadian author