The following events occurred in 1961.
- Every window in the greater Hill Valley Medfield Basin is broken due to a botched science experiment performed by Dr. Emmett Brown (Back to the Future: The Animated Series: "Forward to the Past")
Behind the scenes
Several of the actors in Back to the Future were born in 1961.
- Casey Siemaszko (3-D) was born on March 17, in Chicago, Illinois.
- Lea Thompson (Lorraine and Maggie) was born on May 31, in Rochester, Minnesota.
- Michael J. Fox (Marty) was born on June 9, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
- Eric Stoltz, who was originally cast as Marty, was born on September 30, in Whittier, California.
- Cathy Cavadini was born on April 21 in New York City, New York.