1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter A), 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.
Real World Events
- Screenwriter Eric Red is born.
- Artist Jackson Guice is born.
- Actor Raymond Cruz is born.
- Author Terry LaBan is born.
- Actor Laurence Fishburne is born.
- Actress Elpidia Carrillo is born.
- Screenwriter John Fasano is born.
- Artist Brian Garvey is born.
- Actor Julian Reyes is born.
- Composer Harry Gregson-Williams is born.
- Director and actor Shane Black is born.