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
- February 14, 1961 – Discovery of the chemical elements: Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California.
- February 15, 1961 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 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.
- May 19, 1961 – Venera program: Venera 1 becomes the first man-made object to fly-by another planet by passing Venus (the probe had lost contact with Earth a month earlier and did not send back any data).
- May 24, 1961 – Cyprus joins the Council of Europe.
- August 1, 1961 – U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara orders the creation of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the nation’s first centralized military espionage organization.
- August 15, 1961 – Border guard Conrad Schumann flees from East Germany while on duty guarding the construction of the Berlin Wall.
- September 16, 1961 – Typhoon Nancy, with possibly the strongest winds ever measured in a tropical cyclone, makes landfall in Osaka, Japan, killing 173 people.
- September 27, 1961 – Sierra Leone joins the United Nations.
Who Were Born On 1961?
- January 24, 1961 – Vince Russo, American wrestling manager and journalist
- May 18, 1961 – Russell Senior, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Pulp)
- June 6, 1961 – Tom Araya, Chilean-American singer-songwriter and bass player (Slayer)
- August 2, 1961 – Cold 187um, American rapper and producer (Above the Law)
- August 13, 1961 – Dawnn Lewis, American actress and singer
- August 20, 1961 – Joe Pasquale, English comedian and game show host
- November 4, 1961 – Jeff Probst, American television host and producer
- November 5, 1961 – Alan G. Poindexter, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2012)
- November 24, 1961 – Carlos Carnero, Spanish politician