1961 facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
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. 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.

Births

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Events

Movies released

Hit songs

  • "I Fall to Pieces" – Patsy Cline
  • "Crazy" – Patsy Cline
  • "Where the Boys Are" – Connie Francis
  • "Running Scared" – Roy Orbison
  • "Crying" – Roy Orbison
  • "(I Wanna) Love My Life Away" – Gene Pitney
  • "Town Without Pity" – Gene Pitney
  • "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" – The Tokens
  • "Calcutta" – Lawrence Welk
  • "Runaround Sue" – Dion
  • "Let's Go Trippin'" – Dick Dale's first local hit, regarded as first surf rock instrumental
  • "Tossin' & Turnin' " – Bobby Lewis
  • "Runaway" – Del Shannon
  • "Garde-Moi la Dernière Danse" – Dalida
  • "Nuits d'Espagne" – Dalida
  • "Blue Moon" – The Marcels
  • "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" – The Shirelles
  • "There's No Other Like My Baby" – The Crystals' first hit
  • "Please Mr. Postman" – The Marvelettes
  • "Quarter To Three" – Gary U.S. Bonds
  • "Shop Around" – The Miracles
  • "Travelin' Man" – Ricky Nelson
  • "Hello Mary Lou" – Ricky Nelson
  • "Stand By Me" – Ben E. King
  • "The Wanderer" – Dion
  • "The Mountain's High" – Dick and Deedee
  • "Big River, Big Man" – Claude King
  • "The Commancheros" – Claude King
  • "Moody River" – Pat Boone
  • "I Love How You Love Me" – The Paris Sisters

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1961 Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.