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 3, 1961 – In Finland’s worst civilian aviation accident an Aero Flight 311 crashes near Kvevlax, resulting in the deaths of all 25 people aboard.
- February 15, 1961 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
- March 9, 1961 – Sputnik 9 successfully launches, carrying a human dummy nicknamed Ivan Ivanovich, and demonstrating that Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight.
- April 3, 1961 – The Leadbeater’s possum is rediscovered in Australia after 72 years.
- 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 – At Silchar Railway Station, Assam, 11 Bengalis die when police open fire on protesters demanding state recognition of Bengali language in the Bengali Language Movement.
- May 24, 1961 – American civil rights movement: Freedom Riders are arrested in Jackson, Mississippi, for “disturbing the peace” after disembarking from their bus.
- May 31, 1961 – The Union of South Africa becomes the Republic of South Africa.
- September 12, 1961 – The African and Malagasy Union is founded.
- November 18, 1961 – United States President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam.
Who Were Born On 1961?
- January 18, 1961 – Mark Rylance, English actor, director, and playwright
- March 4, 1961 – Sabine Everts, German heptathlete
- July 26, 1961 – Felix Dexter, Caribbean-English comedian and actor (d. 2013)
- August 5, 1961 – Tawny Kitaen, American actress
- September 2, 1961 – Ron Wasserman, American singer-songwriter and producer (Fisher)
- September 4, 1961 – Kevin Kennedy, English actor and singer
- October 20, 1961 – Kate Mosse, English author and playwright
- October 24, 1961 – Mary Bono, American gymnast and politician
- October 29, 1961 – Joel Otto, American ice hockey player and coach
- December 6, 1961 – David Lovering, American drummer (Pixies, The Martinis, and Cracker)