The 12th of October, 1961, fell on a Thursday. Day 285 of 1961. Decade: 1960s.
58 years, 3 months and 7 days have passed since the 12th of October, 1961.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 12th of October, 1961:
New Zealand abolishes the death penalty.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 12th of October, 1961:
United States: Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
United Kingdom: Michael - Highwaymen
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 12th of October, 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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 12th of October:
12th of October, 1984: The Brighton hotel bombing occurs when the Provisional IRA attempt to assassinate British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
12th of October, 1998: American student Matthew Shepard passes away after being tortured and left to die in a field in Wyoming. The case receives widespread media attention as it is considered by many to be a hate crime
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 12th of October, 1961.
21,282 days have passed since this date.
1,838,768,400 seconds have passed since the 12th of October, 1961.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,145,229,800 times.
Since the 12th of October, 1961, earth has travelled approximately 948,804,494,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 306,461,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 158,134,082 steps. That's about 70,282 miles!
Since this date, 22,065,221 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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