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

Date Event(s)
January 20 Birth of Pepe Laaksonen, the voice of Patrick Star in the Finnish dub of SpongeBob SquarePants.
March 29 Birth of Amy Sedaris, the voice of Ma Angler.
April 18 Birth of Joe Whyte, one of the voices of Mr. Krabs and Mermaid Man.
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.
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