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.

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

Events change

Construction of Berlin Wall

Births change

Henry Rollins in 2003

Deaths change

Nobel Prizes change

Movies released change

George Chakiris in West Side Story

Hit songs change

Patsy Cline in 1957

New books change

Harper Lee in 2007

See Also change

1961 in sports change