Previous Year: 1960
Next Year: 1962

1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday.

Date Event(s)
March 29 Birth of Amy Sedaris, the voice of Ma Angler.
June 25 Birth of Ricky Gervais, the portrayer of the narrator in Truth or Square.
July 4 Birth of Frank Weiss, the former animation director of SpongeBob SquarePants and Celia's husband.
August 16 Birth of Stew, singer of Gary Come Home.
August 21 Birth of Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants.