1961 Calendar

January
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
February
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728    
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 

July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

What Happened In Year 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”.
  • February 15, 1961 – Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, killing 73, including the entire United States figure skating team, several coaches and family members.
  • February 27, 1961 – The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.
  • 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.
  • March 15, 1961 – South Africa withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • April 11, 1961 – The trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem.
  • April 12, 1961 – The Russian (Soviet) cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space and perform the first manned orbital flight, in Vostok 3KA-2 (Vostok 1).
  • April 17, 1961 – Bay of Pigs Invasion: A group of CIA financed and trained Cuban exiles lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro.
  • April 18, 1961 – The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, a cornerstone of modern international relations, is adopted.
  • April 27, 1961 – Sierra Leone is granted its independence from the United Kingdom, with Milton Margai as the first Prime Minister.
  • May 9, 1961 – Jim Gentile of the Baltimore Orioles becomes the first player in baseball history to hit grand slams in consecutive innings.
  • May 21, 1961 – American civil rights movement: Alabama Governor John Malcolm Patterson declares martial law in an attempt to restore order after race riots break out.
  • May 31, 1961 – The Union of South Africa becomes the Republic of South Africa.
  • June 16, 1961 – Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union.
  • September 1, 1961 – The Eritrean War of Independence officially begins with the shooting of the Ethiopian police by Hamid Idris Awate.
  • September 20, 1961 – Greek general Konstantinos Dovas becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
  • December 14, 1961 – The United Republic of Tanzania joins the United Nations.
  • December 15, 1961 – In Jerusalem, Adolph Eichmann is sentenced to death after being found guilty of 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people and membership of an outlawed organization.
  • December 31, 1961 – RTÉ Ireland’s state broadcaster launches its first national television service.

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