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1961 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1961
MCMLXI
Ab urbe condita 2714
Armenian calendar 1410
ԹՎ ՌՆԺ
Assyrian calendar 6711
Bahá'í calendar 117–118
Balinese saka calendar 1882–1883
Bengali calendar 1368
Berber calendar 2911
British Regnal year 9  Eliz. 2   10  Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2505
Burmese calendar 1323
Byzantine calendar 7469–7470
Chinese calendar 庚子(Metal  Rat)
4657 or 4597
     to 
辛丑年 (Metal  Ox)
4658 or 4598
Coptic calendar 1677–1678
Discordian calendar 3127
Ethiopian calendar 1953–1954
Hebrew calendar 5721–5722
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2017–2018
 - Shaka Samvat 1882–1883
 - Kali Yuga 5061–5062
Holocene calendar 11961
Igbo calendar 961–962
Iranian calendar 1339–1340
Islamic calendar 1380–1381
Japanese calendar Shōwa 36
(昭和36年)
Javanese calendar 1892–1893
Juche calendar 50
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4294
Minguo calendar ROC 50
民國50年
Nanakshahi calendar 493
Thai solar calendar 2504
Tibetan calendar 阳金鼠年
(male Iron-Rat)
2087 or 1706 or 934
     to 
阴金牛年
(female Iron-Ox)
2088 or 1707 or 935

1961 ( MCMLXI ) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar , the 1961st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 961st year of the 2nd millennium , the 61st year of the 20th century , and the 2nd year of the 1960s decade. As MAD Magazine pointed out on its cover for the March 1961 issue, this was the first "upside-up" year — i.e., one in which the numerals that form the year look the same as when the numerals are rotated upside down, a strobogrammatic number — since 1881. [1] The next such year will be 6009. [2]

Roman numerals Numbers in the Roman numeral system

The numeric system represented by Roman numerals originated in ancient Rome and remained the usual way of writing numbers throughout Europe well into the Late Middle Ages. Numbers in this system are represented by combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet. Roman numerals, as used today, employ seven symbols, each with a fixed integer value, as follows:

A common year is a calendar year with 365 days, as distinguished from a leap year, which has 366. More generally, a common year is one without intercalation. The Gregorian calendar,, employs both common years and leap years to keep the calendar aligned with the tropical year, which does not contain an exact number of days.

A common year starting on Sunday is any non-leap year that begins on Sunday, 1 January, and ends on Sunday, 31 December. Its dominical letter hence is A. The most recent year of such kind was 2017 and the next one will be 2023 in the Gregorian calendar, or, likewise, 2018 and 2029 in the obsolete Julian calendar, see below for more. Any common year that starts on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday has two Friday the 13ths. This common year contains two Friday the 13ths in January and October.

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January

January 3 is the third day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 362 days remaining until the end of the year. Perihelion, the point during the year when the Earth is closest to the Sun, occurs around this date.

Dwight D. Eisenhower 34th President of the United States

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th president of the United States from 1953 to 1961. During World War II, he was a five-star general in the United States Army and served as supreme commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe. He was responsible for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942–43 and the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944–45 from the Western Front.

United States federal republic in North America

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.

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Jan. 20: John F. Kennedy inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States

January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 345 days remaining until the end of the year.

John F. Kennedy 35th President of the United States

John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician and journalist who served as the 35th president of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. A member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate prior to becoming president.

Inauguration of John F. Kennedy

The inauguration of John F. Kennedy as the 35th President of the United States was held on Friday, January 20, 1961 at the eastern portico of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.. The inauguration marked the commencement of John F. Kennedy's only term as President and of Lyndon B. Johnson's only term as Vice President. Kennedy was assassinated 2 years, 306 days into this term, and Johnson succeeded to the presidency.

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April

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April 12: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin through outer space.

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September

October

November

December

Date unknown

Births

January

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Wayne Coyne
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Bob Peterson Bob Peterson.jpg
Bob Peterson
Wayne Gretzky Wayne Gretzky 2006-02-18 Turin 001.jpg
Wayne Gretzky
Dexter Scott King Photograph- A young Fr. Pfleger with Dexter Scott King, and Pfleger's son Lamar. (14563086987) (cropped).jpg
Dexter Scott King

February

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Henry Rollins
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Davey Allison
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Mark Latham

March

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Steven Weber
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Kassie DePaiva
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Amy Sedaris

April

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Christopher Meloni
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Eddie Murphy
Vincent Gallo Vincent Gallo-1-2.jpg
Vincent Gallo
Cathy Cavadini Catherine Cavadini 2013.jpg
Cathy Cavadini
George Lopez George Lopez 2010.jpg
George Lopez

May

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Joe Murray
Wally Wingert Wally Wingert & Spooky.jpg
Wally Wingert
George Clooney George Clooney 2016.jpg
George Clooney
John Corbett John Corbett by Gage Skidmore.jpg
John Corbett
Tim Roth Tim Roth by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Tim Roth

June

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Sam Harris
Michael J. Fox Michael J. Fox 2012 (cropped) (2).jpg
Michael J. Fox
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Boy George
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Bidhya Devi Bhandari
Joko Widodo Joko Widodo 2014 official portrait.jpg
Joko Widodo
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Curt Smith
Ricky Gervais Ricky Gervais 2010.jpg
Ricky Gervais

July

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Diana, Princess of Wales
Forest Whitaker Forest Whitaker 2014.jpg
Forest Whitaker
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António Costa
Milind Gunaji Milind Gunaji.jpg
Milind Gunaji
Woody Harrelson Woody Harrelson October 2016.jpg
Woody Harrelson
Gary Cherone Gary Cherone-Extreme-2.jpg
Gary Cherone
Katherine Kelly Lang Katherine Kelly Lang - Monte-Carlo Television Festival.jpg
Katherine Kelly Lang
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David Heyman
Laurence Fishburne National Memorial Day Concert 2017 (34117818524) (cropped).jpg
Laurence Fishburne

August

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Barack Obama
Lauren Tom Lauren Tom by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Lauren Tom
Mercedes Aráoz Mercedes Araoz.jpg
Mercedes Aráoz
John Key John Key February 2015.jpg
John Key
Stephen Hillenburg Stephen Hillenburg by Carlos Cazurro.jpg
Stephen Hillenburg
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Billy Ray Cyrus

September

Bam Bam Bigelow BamBamBigelow.jpg
Bam Bam Bigelow
E. G. Daily Elizabeth Daily 2018.jpg
E. G. Daily
James Gandolfini James Gandolfini in Kuwait City 2010 (cropped).jpg
James Gandolfini
Edward M. Kennedy Jr. Edward M. Kennedy Jr. (aka Ted Kennedy Jr.), 2015 (cropped1).jpg
Edward M. Kennedy Jr.
Julia Gillard Julia Gillard 2010.jpg
Julia Gillard

October

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Jodi Benson
Amr Diab Amr Abdul Baset Diab.jpg
Amr Diab
Rachel De Thame Rachel de thame.jpg
Rachel De Thame
Kim Wayans Kim Wayans 2012.jpg
Kim Wayans
Dylan McDermott Dylan McDermott 2014.jpg
Dylan McDermott
Peter Jackson Peter Jackson SDCC 2014.jpg
Peter Jackson

November

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Ralph Macchio
Nadia Comăneci Nadia Comăneci Montreal1976c.jpg
Nadia Comăneci
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Meg Ryan
Mariel Hemingway Mariel Hemingway headshot, free use.jpg
Mariel Hemingway

December

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Bill Hicks
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Matthew Waterhouse
Ilham Aliyev Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev - President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.jpg
Ilham Aliyev

Date unknown

Deaths

January

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Erwin Schrödinger
Patrice Lumumba Anefo 910-9740 De Congolese2.jpg
Patrice Lumumba

February

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Carlos Luz
King Mohammed V of Morocco Mohammed V.jpg
King Mohammed V of Morocco

March

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Victor d'Arcy
Carlos Duarte Costa Mons. Carlos Duarte Costa y Mons. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez durante la consagración episcopal en el canal de Panamá.jpg
Carlos Duarte Costa

April

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Ahmet Zog/Zog I, Skanderberg III
Padma Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana Padma Shamsher JBR.jpg
Padma Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana
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Mbarek Bekkay
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Robert Garrett

May

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Gary Cooper
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Rafael Trujillo

June

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Carl Jung

July

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Nasuhi al-Bukhari
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Ernest Hemingway
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Ty Cobb

August

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Sidney Holland

September

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Adnan Menderes
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Dag Hammarskjöld
Georgia Ann Robinson Georgia Ann Robinson.jpg
Georgia Ann Robinson
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Marion Davies

October

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Chico Marx
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Sergio Osmeña

November

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Anselmo Alliegro y Milá

December

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Earle Page
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Edith Wilson

Date unknown

Nobel Prizes

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1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1964th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 964th year of the 2nd millennium, the 64th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1960s decade.

1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1999th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 999th year of the 2nd millennium, the 99th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1990s decade.

1952 Year

1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1952nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 952nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 52nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1950s decade.

1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1951st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 951st year of the 2nd millennium, the 51st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1950s decade.

1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1957th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 957th year of the 2nd millennium, the 57th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1950s decade.

1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1948th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 948th year of the 2nd millennium, the 48th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1940s decade.

1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1946th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 946th year of the 2nd millennium, the 46th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1940s decade.

1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1980th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 980th year of the 2nd millennium, the 80th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1980s decade.

1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1963rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 963rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 63rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1960s decade.

1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1956th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 956th year of the 2nd millennium, the 56th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1950s decade.

1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1966th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 966th year of the 2nd millennium, the 66th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1960s decade.

1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1962nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 962nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 62nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1960s decade.

1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1970th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 970th year of the 2nd millennium, the 70th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1970s decade.

1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1955th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 955th year of the 2nd millennium, the 55th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1950s decade.

1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1933rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 933rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 33rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1930s decade.

1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1953rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 953rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 53rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1950s decade.

1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1930th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 930th year of the 2nd millennium, the 30th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1930s decade.

1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1934th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 934th year of the 2nd millennium, the 34th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1930s decade.

1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1954th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 954th year of the 2nd millennium, the 54th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1950s decade.

1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1950th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 950th year of the 2nd millennium, the 50th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1950s decade.

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