1961 (MCMLXI) wis a common year stairtin on Sunday o the Gregorian calendar, the 1961st year o the Common Era (CE) an Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 961st year o the 2nt millennium, the 61st year o the 20t century, an the 2nt year o the 1960s decade.

Millennium: 2nt millennium
Centuries: 19t century20t century21st century
Decades: 1930s  1940s  1950s  – 1960s –  1970s  1980s  1990s
Years: 1958 1959 196019611962 1963 1964