The 19th of August, 1960, fell on a Friday. Day 232 of 1960. Decade: 1960s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 19th of August, 1960:
The Soviet Union sentences American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers to 10 years in prison for espionage.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 19th of August, 1960:
United States: It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley
United Kingdom: Please Don't Tease - Cliff Richard & Shadows
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 19th of August, 1960.
"U.S. Scientists" were named as the Time Person of the Year in 1960. During 1960, scientists in the United States made a remarkable amount of progress in areas such as space travel and DNA.
1960 in music.
The Billboard Charts in 1960 were dominated by the likes of Percy Faith, Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, Johnny Preston, The Drifters, Brenda Lee and The Drifters.
1960 in movies.
Movies released in 1960 included Spartacus, Psycho, Exodus, Swiss Family Robinson, The Alamo, The Apartment, BUtterfield 8, Ocean's 11, Peeping Tom, Inherit the Wind, Please Don't Eat the Daisies and From the Terrace.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 19th of August:
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 19th of August, 1960.
21,644 days have passed since this date.
1,870,045,200 seconds have passed since the 19th of August, 1960.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,181,719,400 times.
Since the 19th of August, 1960, earth has travelled approximately 964,943,323,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 311,674,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 160,823,887 steps. That's about 71,477 miles!
Since this date, 22,440,542 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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