February 26th, 1960

February 26th, 1960, fell on a Friday. It was day 57 of 1960. The decade was the 1960s.

60 years, 4 months and 17 days have passed since February 26th, 1960.


On This Date

Events that occurred on February 26th, 1960:

  • 34 people are killed when an Alitalia airliner crashes in Shannon, Ireland.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 26th, 1960:

  • United States: Theme From A Summer Place - Percy Faith
  • United Kingdom: Why - Anthony Newley

Take Me Back!

The date is February 26th, 1960 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. In America, the song Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Why by Anthony Newley is the number one hit song. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States. Because it's 1960, radio stations are playing hit songs from artists such as Percy Faith, Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, Connie Francis and Johnny Preston.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Danny Thomas Show", "Gunsmoke", "Have Gun - Will Travel" and "77 Sunset Strip". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Father Knows Best", "Leave It to Beaver", "The Huckleberry Hound Show" and "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Crater Critters" and "Troll doll".


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 February 26th, 1960.

  • U.S. Scientists.

    "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.

  • "Theme of Exodus"

    "Theme of Exodus" would go on to win a Grammy for 1960's Song of the Year.

  • The Apartment

    "The Apartment" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1960.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 60 years, 4 months and 17 days have passed since February 26th, 1960.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 08 of 1960.
  • Leap Year: 1960 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on February 26th, 1960, will be 60 years of age.
  • People born in 1960 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 26th, 1960:

  • February 29th, 1960: The 1960 Agadir earthquake kills over 12,000 people in western Morocco.
  • March 3rd, 1960: Elvis Presley returns home from military duty after 2 years.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 26th, 1960, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1960 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: February 26th, 1960 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • The Untouchables - American crime drama.
  • The Twilight Zone - TV series about disturbing or unusual events.
  • The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis - American sitcom about a teenager who strives for beautiful women, fancy cars and money.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Rawhide - American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.
  • 77 Sunset Strip - Private detective drama series.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Wagon Train - American western series.
  • Have Gun - Will Travel - American western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • The Danny Thomas Show - American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

1960 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1960.

"The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends" - "Dennis the Menace" - "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" - "The Rifleman" - "The Huckleberry Hound Show" - "Leave It to Beaver" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Father Knows Best" - "Lassie" - "Looney Tunes"


1960 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1960:

  • Troll doll
  • Crater Critters

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of February:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on February 26th, 1960.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on February 26th, 1960 was probably conceived around the 19th of May, 1959. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 26th, 1960 is the 5th of December, 1960. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about February 26th, 1960.

  • 22,055 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,905,548,400 seconds have passed since the February 26th, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,223,139,800 times.
  • Since February 26th, 1960, earth has travelled approximately 983,262,974,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 317,591,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 163,877,162 steps. That's about 72,834 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,866,581 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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