6th of May, 1961

The 6th of May, 1961, fell on a Saturday. Day 126 of 1961. Decade: 1960s.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: George Clooney: Actor.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 6th of May, 1961:

  • United States: Runaway - Del Shannon
  • United Kingdom: Wooden Heart - Elvis Presley

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 6th of May, 1961.

  • John F. Kennedy.

    U.S. President John F. Kennedy was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1961.

  • 1961 in movies.

    Movies released in 1961 included West Side Story, The Guns of Navarone, El Cid, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Parent Trap, La Dolce Vita, Lover Come Back, King of Kings, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Splendor in the Grass, Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Hustler.

  • 1961 in music.

    The Billboard Charts in 1961 were dominated by the likes of Elvis Presley, Bobby Lewis, Jimmy Dean, Ricky Nelson, The Marcels, Del Shannon, Bobby Vee, Ray Charles and Bert Kaempfert.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 6th of May:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 58 years, 7 months and 6 days have passed since the 6th of May, 1961.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1961.
  • Leap Year: 1961 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 6th of May, 1961, will be 58 years of age.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 6th of May, 1961:

  • 8th of April, 1961: 238 people are killed when British passenger ship Dara sinks off the coast of Dubai.
  • 12th of April, 1961: Russia's Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to journey into outer space.
  • 17th of April, 1961: The Bay of Pigs Invasion occurs when a CIA-sponsored paramilitary group attempts to invade Cuba.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 6th of May, 1961, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1961 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 6th of May, 1961 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on the 6th of May, 1961.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 6th of May, 1961 was probably conceived around the 27th of July, 1960. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 6th of May, 1961 is the 13th of February, 1962. (Rough Estimate).

6th of May

Events that have occurred on the 6th of May:

  • 6th of May, 1527: The Sack of Rome occurs.
  • 6th of May, 1960: The Civil Rights Act of 1960 is signed into law.
  • 6th of May, 1966: Moors murders: Ian Brady is found guilty and sentenced to 3 concurrent terms of life imprisonment.
  • 6th of May, 1970: Irish politicians Charles Haughey and Neil Blaney are dismissed from the government after they are accused of being involved in a plot to import weapons for the Provisional IRA.
  • 6th of May, 1976: 900 people are killed when an earthquake strikes the Friuli region of Italy.
  • 6th of May, 1994: The Channel Tunnel between France and the UK is opened.
  • 6th of May, 2002: The Attitude Era in the WWE comes to an end.
  • 6th of May, 2002: Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated.
  • 6th of May, 2004: The TV show "Friends" comes to an end after nearly ten years.
  • 6th of May, 2005: Kingdom of Heaven (2005) is released.
  • 6th of May, 2007: Manchester United win the Premier League title after Chelsea fail to beat Arsenal.
  • 6th of May, 2009: "It's a disgrace!": Barcelona knock Chelsea out of the Champions League after a number of controversial refereeing decisions go their way.
  • 6th of May, 2011: Thor (2011) is released in cinemas.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 6th of May, 1961.

  • 21,403 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,849,222,800 seconds have passed since the 6th of May, 1961.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,157,426,600 times.
  • Since the 6th of May, 1961, earth has travelled approximately 954,198,964,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 308,203,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 159,033,161 steps. That's about 70,681 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,190,674 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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