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 – 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.
- 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.
- February 27, 1961 – The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.
- March 15, 1961 – South Africa withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
- May 1, 1961 – The Prime Minister of Cuba, Fidel Castro, proclaims Cuba a socialist nation and abolishes elections.
- 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).
- October 17, 1961 – Scores of Algerian protesters (some claim up to 400) are massacred by the Paris police at the instigation of former Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon, then chief of the Prefecture of Police.
- 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 14, 1961 – Tanganyika joins the United Nations.
Who Were Born On 1961?
- January 31, 1961 – Elizabeth Barker, Baroness Barker, English politician
- February 5, 1961 – Savvas Kofidis, Greek footballer and manager
- March 10, 1961 – Mitch Gaylord, American gymnast, actor, and stuntman
- March 26, 1961 – William Hague, English historian and politician, First Secretary of State
- May 4, 1961 – Luis Herrera, Colombian cyclist
- August 13, 1961 – Tomasz Starzewski, English fashion designer
- August 15, 1961 – Ed Gillespie, American strategist and politician
- October 6, 1961 – Miyuki Matsuda, Japanese actress
- October 12, 1961 – Chendo, Spanish footballer
- October 31, 1961 – Peter Jackson, New Zealand actor, director, producer, and screenwriter