This article is a date listing important or significant events that happened (or will happen) on events for the year 1961
- May 23 – Charlottesville holds referendum on whether Cox's Row area of town should become a public housing site
- August 29 – Councilman Thomas J. Michie resigned after his appointed as a United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.
- August 31 – John Robert Ponton elected to the Office of Councilman by the Council to fill the term of Judge Thomas J. Michie, expiring August 31, 1962.
- Web. Voting Heavy in Cox's Row Referendum, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, May 23, 1925, retrieved May 23, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. May 23, 1925 page 1.