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?

  • February 13, 1961 – A 500,000-year-old rock is discovered near Olancha, California, US, that appears to anachronistically encase a spark plug.
  • February 15, 1961 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • February 16, 1961 – Explorer program: Explorer 9 (S-56a) is launched.
  • 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.
  • March 30, 1961 – The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed in New York City.
  • April 3, 1961 – The Leadbeater’s Possum is rediscovered in Australia after 72 years.
  • April 11, 1961 – The trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem.
  • April 25, 1961 – Robert Noyce is granted a patent for an integrated circuit.
  • May 1, 1961 – The Prime Minister of Cuba, Fidel Castro, proclaims Cuba a socialist nation and abolishes elections.
  • May 14, 1961 – American civil rights movement: The Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama, and the civil rights protesters are beaten by an angry mob.
  • July 19, 1961 – Tunisia imposes a blockade on the French naval base at Bizerte; the French would capture the entire town four days later.
  • July 25, 1961 – In a speech John F. Kennedy emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.
  • September 15, 1961 – Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 miles per hour.
  • September 17, 1961 – The world’s first retractable-dome stadium, the Civic Arena, opens in Pittsburgh.
  • September 28, 1961 – A military coup in Damascus effectively ends the United Arab Republic, the union between Egypt and Syria.
  • October 1, 1961 – East and West Cameroon merge to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon.
  • October 27, 1961 – NASA launches the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.
  • December 17, 1961 – Fire in the Gran Circus American in the city of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the biggest tragedy in circus history.

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