1961

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November 28, 2021

1961 (1961) is a normal year starting on Sunday according to the Gregorian calendar. Showa 36.

Other calendars

Zodiac: Yin Metal Ox Japan (dates match) Showa 36 Imperial Year 2621 Republic of China (dates match) 50 years of the Republic of China South Korea / Korea (dates match) Dangun 4294 50 years of subject Buddhist calendar: 2503 --2504 Islamic calendar: July 13, 1380-July 23, 1381 Jewish calendar: April 13, 5721-April 24, 5722 Modified Julian Day (MJD): 37300 --37664 Lilian Date (LD): 138141 --138505

Calendar

Events

January

January 15-Yokohama Marine Tower opens. January 17 US President Dwight D. Eisenhower warns in his resignation speech about the influence of the military-industrial complex on the nation. Patrice Lumumba, the former Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo (Congo Leopoldville), who was taken to Katanga, is executed. January 20-John F. Kennedy becomes the 35th President of the United States. January 22-Santa Maria hijacking case. January 24-1961 Goldsboro Air Force Aircraft Accident. January 30-Shigeru Mizuki (real name: Nunoe Mura), a manga artist known for "GeGeGe no Kitaro," and Nunoe Iizuka get married.

February

February 1-Shimanaka incident occurred (1 dead, 1 seriously injured). Following the assassination of Inejiro Asanuma on October 12, the previous year, this assassination caused by a 17-year-old right-wing boy shocked Japan again. February 14-Keiichiro Akagi, a popular Nikkatsu star, suffers an accident while driving a go-kart at the Nikkatsu studio in Chofu City, Tokyo, and becomes unconscious. He died a week later on February 21st (21 years old). February 15-Sabena Airlines Flight 548 crash occurred. February 27-Misono-za, a popular theater in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, was completely destroyed by a fire. However, due to rapid evacuation activities, no one was killed (then it was rebuilt in March 1963 as the current "Misono-za Kaikan").

March

March 15-Nikko Toshogu Yakushido in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture was destroyed by fire. March 28 The Tokyo Metropolitan Cleaning Bureau has decided to remove the trash cans on the street and collect household waste on a regular basis every day of the week. Nabari poisonous wine incident occurred in Nabari City, Mie Prefecture, killing 5 people. Six days later, on April 3, the suspected man was arrested.

April

April 1-NHK Toyama Educational Television opens. April 3-NHK morning serial TV novel broadcast started. The first work is "Daughter and I" based on Shishi Bunroku. Minna no Uta will also start broadcasting on the same day. April 4-Professional baseball abandons the agreement with professional baseball that "it is not possible to acquire professional baseball players for half a year from March." Professional amateurs become insulated. April 5th-In the 33rd Selected High School Baseball Tournament, Kanagawa Hosei University Second High School won the first victory in Senbatsu with the success of ace Isao Shibata. With the victory following the summer of the previous year, he achieved the first consecutive summer-spring victory after the school reform. April 11-Eichmann Trial. April 12-The first manned satellite of humankind, the Soviet Union spacecraft Vostok 1, succeeds in orbiting the earth with astronaut Yuri Gagarin. April 15-Bay of Pigs. April 25-All Osaka Loop Lines. April 29-The first tournament of 3000 wind music was held on this day. The name of the tournament at that time was a joint performance of 1000 people.

May

May 1-Established Chukyo Coca-Cola Bottling (company name at the time: Chukyo Beverage, later Coca-Cola Central Japan). May 5-The Mercury Redstone 3 spacecraft carrying Alan Shepard is launched (the first manned space flight in the United States). May 16-A coup d'etat by the Military Revolution Committee, including Park Chung-hee, occurs in the Republic of Korea (May 16 military coup d'etat)

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