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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 23, 1961 – The Portuguese luxury cruise ship Santa Maria is hijacked by foes of the Estado Novo regime with the intention of waging war until dictator António de Oliveira Salazar was overthrown.
  •  February 3, 1961 – A protest by agricultural workers in Baixa de Cassanje, Portuguese Angola, turns into a revolt, opening the Angolan War of Independence, the first of the Portuguese Colonial Wars.
  •  February 15, 1961 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
  •  April 20, 1961 – Failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US-backed troops against Cuba.
  •  May 1, 1961 – The Prime Minister of Cuba, Fidel Castro, proclaims Cuba a socialist nation and abolishes elections.
  •  July 25, 1961 – In a speech John F. Kennedy emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.
  •  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.
  •  September 28, 1961 – A military coup in Damascus effectively ends the United Arab Republic, the union between Egypt and Syria.
  •  October 27, 1961 – Mauritania and Mongolia join the United Nations.
  •  December 31, 1961 – RTÉ Ireland’s state broadcaster launches its first national television service.

Who Were Born On 1961?

  •  March 17, 1961 – Marcus Dillistone, Royal premiered and award-winning British film director.
  •  April 14, 1961 – Robert Carlyle, British actor
  •  April 26, 1961 – Anthony Cumia, American radio personality (The Opie and Anthony Show)
  •  May 2, 1961 – Phil Vickery, English celebrity chef
  •  June 13, 1961 – Anders Järryd, Swedish tennis player
  •  August 15, 1961 – Ed Gillespie, American White House counsel to George W. Bush
  •  September 4, 1961 – Rizwan-uz-Zaman, Pakistani cricketer
  •  October 14, 1961 – Isaac Mizrahi American fashion designer
  •  December 6, 1961 – Manuel Reuter, German race car driver
  •  December 20, 1961 – Mike Keneally, American musician