The next time you can reuse this calendar will be on year 2023. Both calendars will be exactly the same! This is assuming you are not interested in the dates for Easter and other irregular holidays that are based on a solar cycle.
April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10), December 12 (12/12), and the last day of February always fall on the same day of the week in any given year. This is called the ‘Doomsday rule’. Check these dates using the full 12-month calendar below to verify.
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Historical Events Of 1961
- January 17, 1961 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers a televised farewell address to the nation three days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the “military–industrial complex” as well as the dangers of massive spending, especially deficit spending.
- February 15, 1961 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
- April 3, 1961 – The Leadbeater’s possum is rediscovered in Australia after 72 years.
- April 20, 1961 – Failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US-backed Cuban exiles against Cuba.
- April 27, 1961 – Sierra Leone is granted its independence from the United Kingdom, with Milton Margai as the first Prime Minister.
- July 9, 1961 – Turkish voters approve the Turkish Constitution of 1961 in a referendum.
- July 31, 1961 – At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in Major League Baseball history occurs when the game is stopped in the ninth inning because of rain.
- September 1, 1961 – The Eritrean War of Independence officially begins with the shooting of the Ethiopian police by Hamid Idris Awate.
- September 11, 1961 – Hurricane Carla strikes the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, the second strongest storm ever to hit the state.
- December 31, 1961 – RTÉ, Ireland’s state broadcaster, launches its first national television service.
Who Were Born On 1961?
- January 12, 1961 – Tahawwur Hussain Rana, Pakistani-Canadian physician and terrorist
- February 2, 1961 – Lauren Lane, American actress and academic
- February 13, 1961 – Richard Tyson, American actor and producer
- April 10, 1961 – Mark Jones, American basketball player
- April 22, 1961 – Dewey Nicks, American photographer and director
- August 13, 1961 – Tom Perrotta, American novelist and screenwriter
- August 31, 1961 – Magnus Ilmjärv, Estonian historian and author
- September 24, 1961 – John Logan, American screenwriter and producer
- October 9, 1961 – Gyula Hajszán, Hungarian footballer
- December 29, 1961 – Kevin Granata, American engineer and academic (d. 2007)