1980s|Monarch - Olav V
Prime Minister - Einar Gerhardsen (Labour Party)
12 January - Princess Astrid marries Johan Martin Ferner.
March - Ingrid Bjerkås, ordained as first female minister in the Church of Norway
15 April - The Socialist People's Party was founded.
9 August - Holtaheia Accident: A British passenger plane crashes in Strand. All 39 passengers aboard, including 34 children, are killed.
11 September - The 1961 Parliamentary election takes place.
7 January - Irene Johansen, politician
11 January - Carl Morten Amundsen, dramaturg and theatre director
3 March - Anita Hegerland, singer
18 March - Ingvild Bryn, journalist and news anchor
18 March - Kyrre Nakkim, journalist
23 March - Jørgen Sigurd Lien, software developer
23 May - Pål Brekke, astrophysicist
12 August - Kristin Krohn Devold, politician
12 August - Ingrid Heggø, politician
29 August - Signy Fardal, magazine editor
6 September - Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, A-ha lead guitarist
13 March - Lise Lindbæk, war correspondent (b.1905)
27 March - Jacob Pedersen, track and field athlete (b.1889)
2 April - Arne Torolf Strøm, politician (b.1901)
26 April – Anna Sethne, educator (born 1872).
2 May - Petter Jamvold, sailor and Olympic gold medallist (b.1899)
7 June - Harald Gram, jurist, politician and genealogist (b.1887)
8 June - Olav Bjaaland, ski champion and polar explorer (b.1873)
30 June - Lars Sverkeson Romundstad, politician (b.1885)
14 August - Thomas Aas, sailor and Olympic gold medallist (b.1887)
16 September - Johanne Samueline Pedersen, politician (b.1887)
17 September - Henrik Ameln, jurist and politician (b.1879)
3 October - Anne Grimdalen, sculptor (b.1899)
17 October - Jens Olai Steffensen, politician (b.1891)
9 November - Ferdinand Bie, long jumper and Olympic gold medallist (b.1888).
13 November - Herman Smitt Ingebretsen, politician (b.1891)
21 November - Hjalmar Olai Storeide, politician (b.1901)
22 November - Ole Hallesby, Lutheran neo-orthodox pietist (b.1879)
4 December - Ingvar Wedervang, economist and statistician (b.1891)
Hauk Aabel, comedian and actor (b.1867)
Arnstein Arneberg, architect (b.1882)
Andreas Baalsrud, engineer (b.1872)
Rachel Grepp, journalist and politician (b.1879)
Olav Gullvåg, playwright, novelist, poet and editor (b.1885)
Haakon Hauan, politician and Minister (b.1871)
Lars Høgvold, ski jumper (b.1888)
Kristian Løken, military officer (b.1884)
Niels Nielsen, sailor and Olympic silver medallist (b.1883)
Vaadjuv Nyqvist, sailor and Olympic silver medallist (b.1902)
Arnold Rørholt, military officer (b.1884)
Olav Martinus Knutsen Steinnes, politician and Minister (b.1886)
Kristofer Uppdal, poet and author (b.1878)
1961 in Norway Wikipedia
Events in the year 1961 in Norway.