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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1930s  1940s  1950s  – 1960s –  1970s  1980s  1990s
Years: 1958 1959 196019611962 1963 1964

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. Its rendering using the Hindu-Arabic numeral system creates a numeral which looks the same when put upside down. The next such year will be 6009.

Events[change | change source]

Construction of Berlin Wall

Births[change | change source]

Henry Rollins in 2003

Deaths[change | change source]

Nobel Prizes[change | change source]

Movies released[change | change source]

George Chakiris in West Side Story

Hit songs[change | change source]

Patsy Cline in 1957

New books[change | change source]

Harper Lee in 2007

See Also[change | change source]

1961 in sports[change | change source]