12th of October, 1961

The 12th of October, 1961, fell on a Thursday. Day 285 of 1961. Decade: 1960s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 12th of October, 1961:

  • New Zealand abolishes the death penalty.


Music Singles

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.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 12th of October:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 58 years, 1 months and 1 days have passed since the 12th of October, 1961.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 of 1961.
  • Leap Year: 1961 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 12th of October, 1961, will be 58 years of age.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 12th of October, 1961:

  • 30th of October, 1961: Tsar Bomba: The Soviet Union detonates a 58-megaton hydrogen bomb over Novaya Zemlya.
  • 8th of November, 1961: 77 people are killed when mperial Airlines Flight 201/8 crashes in Richmond, Virginia.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 12th of October, 1961, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1961 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 12th of October, 1961 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on the 12th of October, 1961.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 12th of October, 1961 was probably conceived around the 2nd of January, 1961. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 12th of October, 1961 is the 22nd of July, 1962. (Rough Estimate).

12th of October

Events that have occurred on the 12th of October:

  • 12th of October, 1492: Christopher Columbus discovers The Americas.
  • 12th of October, 1964: American socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer is murdered in Washington D.C.
  • 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
  • 12th of October, 2000: A suicide attack is launched against the USS Cole. 17 people are killed
  • 12th of October, 2002: 202 people are killed on the Indonesian island of Bali when an Islamist group detonates three bombs in the tourist district of Kuta.
  • 12th of October, 2012: The movie Argo (2012) is released.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 12th of October, 1961.

  • 21,216 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,833,066,000 seconds have passed since the 12th of October, 1961.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,138,577,000 times.
  • Since the 12th of October, 1961, earth has travelled approximately 945,862,056,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 305,511,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 157,643,676 steps. That's about 70,064 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,996,792 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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