The next time you can reuse this calendar will be on year 2017. 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 – 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.
- January 8, 1961 – In France a referendum supports Charles de Gaulle’s policies in Algeria.
- February 15, 1961 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
- April 18, 1961 – CONCP is founded in Casablanca as a united front of African movements opposing Portuguese colonial rule.
- May 24, 1961 – Cyprus joins the Council of Europe.
- July 20, 1961 – French military forces break the Tunisian siege of Bizerte.
- July 21, 1961 – Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 4 Mission: Gus Grissom piloting Liberty Bell 7 becomes the second American to go into space (in a suborbital mission).
- 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 18, 1961 – U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld dies in a plane crash while attempting to negotiate peace in the war-torn Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- December 15, 1961 – Adolf Eichmann is sentenced to death after being found guilty by an Israeli court of 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people, and membership of an outlawed organization.
Who Were Born On 1961?
- January 2, 1961 – Gabrielle Carteris, American actress
- February 4, 1961 – Denis Savard, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- February 25, 1961 – Davey Allison, American race car driver (d. 1993)
- March 7, 1961 – David Rutley, English businessman and politician
- March 14, 1961 – Rey Washam, American drummer (Scratch Acid, The Didjits, Big Boys, and Rapeman)
- March 29, 1961 – Gary Brabham, English-Australian race car driver
- September 4, 1961 – Nick Blinko, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Rudimentary Peni)
- September 24, 1961 – Luc Picard, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
- September 30, 1961 – Eric Stoltz, American actor, director, and producer
- November 28, 1961 – Martin Clunes, English actor, singer, and director