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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 17, 1961 – Former Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba is murdered in circumstances suggesting the support and complicity of the governments of Belgium and the United States.
  •  February 15, 1961 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
  •  March 1, 1961 – President of the United States John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps.
  •  April 18, 1961 – CONCP is founded in Casablanca as a united front of African movements opposing Portuguese colonial rule.
  •  April 23, 1961 – Algiers putsch by French generals.
  •  June 23, 1961 – Cold War: the Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force after the opening date for signature set for the December 1, 1959.
  •  July 12, 1961 – Pune floods due to failure of the Khadakwasla and Panshet dams. Half of Pune is submerged, more than 100,000 families need to be relocated and the death tally exceeds 2,000.
  •  September 28, 1961 – A military coup in Damascus effectively ends the United Arab Republic, the union between Egypt and Syria.
  •  November 29, 1961 – Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission – Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbited the Earth twice and splashed-down off the coast of Puerto Rico.
  •  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 1, 1961 – Fiona Phillips, British television presenter
  •  January 28, 1961 – Arnaldur Indridason, Icelandic writer
  •  March 9, 1961 – Darrell Walker, American basketball player
  •  June 4, 1961 – El DeBarge, American singer (DeBarge)
  •  August 22, 1961 – Roland Orzabal, British musician (Tears for Fears)
  •  August 28, 1961 – Kim Appleby, English singer
  •  September 4, 1961 – Kevin Kennedy, English actor
  •  September 28, 1961 – Quentin Kawananakoa, pretender to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  •  November 18, 1961 – Steven Moffat, Scottish television writer and producer
  •  December 23, 1961 – Ezzat el Kamhawi, Egyptian novelist.