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 12, 1961 – The Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space and perform the first manned orbital flight, Vostok 1.
- May 22, 1961 – An earthquake rocks New South Wales.
- May 24, 1961 – American civil rights movement: Freedom Riders are arrested in Jackson, Mississippi, for “disturbing the peace” after disembarking from their bus.
- August 13, 1961 – East Germany closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants’ attempts to escape to the West.
- August 25, 1961 – President Jânio Quadros of Brazil resigns after just seven months in power, initiating a political crisis that culminates in a military coup in 1964.
- September 10, 1961 – Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German Formula One driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators who are hit by his Ferrari.
- September 11, 1961 – Hurricane Carla strikes the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, the second strongest storm ever to hit the state.
- September 27, 1961 – Sierra Leone joins the United Nations.
Who Were Born On 1961?
- May 6, 1961 – Tom Hunter, Scottish businessman and philanthropist
- May 22, 1961 – Mike Breen, American sportscaster
- August 2, 1961 – Cold 187um, American rapper and producer (Above the Law)
- August 22, 1961 – Iain Coucher, English businessman
- August 28, 1961 – Deepak Tijori, Indian actor and director
- September 19, 1961 – Artur Ekert, Polish-English physicist and academic
- October 3, 1961 – Rebecca Stephens, English journalist and mountaineer
- October 9, 1961 – Gyula Hajszán, Hungarian footballer
- October 11, 1961 – Neil Buchanan, English guitarist and actor (Marseille)
- October 25, 1961 – Janice Tanton, Canadian illustrator