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1961
Yuri Gagarin
Yuri Gagarin
John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
Berlin wall
Construction of the Berlin Wall
Annual dedications
International Year ( United Nations ) International Year of Health and Medical Research
1961 in other calendars
From urbe condita 2714
Armenian calendar 1409-1410
Ethiopian calendar 1953-1954
Badi calendar 117-118
Bengali calendar 1367-1368
Berber calendar 2911
Buddhist calendar 2505
Burmese calendar 1323
Byzantine calendar 7469-7470
Chinese calendar
 - era 4657-4658 or
4597-4598
 - 60 year cycle

Metal rat (庚子, 37) -
metal buffalo (辛丑, 38)

French
revolutionary calendar
CLXIX - CLXX
169-170
Hebrew calendar 5721-5722
Hindu calendar
 - Vikram Sambat 2017-2018
 - Shaka Samvat 1883-1884
Iranian calendar 1339-1340
Islamic calendar 1380-1381
Japanese calendar
 - Nengō (era): Shōwa 36
 - Kōki 2621
Coptic Calendar 1677-1678
Korean calendar
 - Dangun era 4294
 - Juche era 50
Minguo calendar 50
Modern Olympics XVII
Seleucid calendar 2272-2273
Thai solar calendar 2504

The building of the Berlin Wall , which finally cemented the division of Germany, is defining for the year 1961 . Meanwhile, the newly elected US President John F. Kennedy announces his New Frontier policies , including ending racial segregation in the United States. With the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion , however, he had to accept a foreign policy defeat right from the start. Yuri Gagarin overcomes a completely different frontier and becomes the first person in space on board Vostok 1 .

Events

Politics and world events

economy

science and technology

Launch of Mercury Atlas 5

Culture

Margret Hofheinz-Döring : Geometrical event , 1961, oil>
Werner Rataiczyk : Felsiges Ufer , 1961, oil on hardboard

society

religion

environment

Sports

Civic Arena

For entries of track and field world records see under the respective discipline under track and field world records .

Disasters

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .

miscellaneous

Born

January

February

March

Hubert Kah , 2014

April

Eddie Murphy , 1988
Robert Carlyle (2014)
Dirk Bach , 2009

May

Urban Priol , 2007

June

Boy George , 2007

July

August

Barack Obama , 2012
Tom Ford , 2009

September

October

November

Meg Ryan , 2009
Hartmut Engler, 2005

December

Gaby Köster , 2013

Day unknown

Died

January

February

March

April

May

Jakob Kaiser , 1950

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Day unknown

Nobel Prizes

music

Web links

Commons : 1961  - Collection of Pictures, Videos and Audio Files

Footnotes

  1. Der Spiegel 12/1961 of March 15, 1961: Erhards Mark , see also Deutsche Mark # exchange rate and monetary value
  2. ^ First, Carl FW Borgward GmbH and Goliath-Werke GmbH filed for bankruptcy; In November 1961, the last company in the Borgward Group, Lloyd Motoren Werke GmbH, went bankrupt ( Der Spiegel 50/1961: Bankruptcy with Borgward )