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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 3, 1961 – The United States Air Forces begins Operation Looking Glass, and over the next 30 years, a “Doomsday Plane” is always in the air, with the capability of taking direct control of the United States’ bombers and missiles in the event of the destruction of the SAC’s command post.
- 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 9, 1961 – The Pacific Electric Railway in Los Angeles, once the largest electric railway in the world, ends operations.
- April 18, 1961 – CONCP is founded in Casablanca as a united front of African movements opposing Portuguese colonial rule.
- May 24, 1961 – American civil rights movement: Freedom Riders are arrested in Jackson, Mississippi, for “disturbing the peace” after disembarking from their bus.
- July 12, 1961 – Pune floods due to failure of the Khadakwasla and Panshet dams. Half of Pune is submerged, more than 100,000 families need to be relocated and the death toll exceeds 2,000.
- September 28, 1961 – A military coup in Damascus effectively ends the United Arab Republic, the union between Egypt and Syria.
- November 11, 1961 – Thirteen Italian Air Force servicemen, deployed to the Congo as a part of the UN peacekeeping force are massacred by a mob in the course of the Kindu atrocity.
- 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?
- March 27, 1961 – Mark Cohen, Irish cricketer
- April 23, 1961 – Pierluigi Martini, Italian race car driver
- May 7, 1961 – Phil Campbell, Welsh guitarist and songwriter (Motörhead and Persian Risk)
- August 27, 1961 – Mark Curry, English television host and actor
- September 30, 1961 – Sally Yeh, Chinese singer and actress
- October 8, 1961 – Jon Stevens, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter (INXS)
- December 22, 1961 – Yuri Malenchenko, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut
- December 24, 1961 – Eriko Kitagawa, Japanese screenwriter and director
- December 30, 1961 – Charlie Nicholas, Scottish footballer