26th of February, 1960

The 26th of February, 1960, fell on a Friday. Day 57 of 1960. Decade: 1960s.

60 years, 1 months and 9 days have passed since the 26th of February, 1960.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 26th of February, 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 the 26th of February, 1960:

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

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 26th of February, 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, 1 months and 9 days have passed since the 26th of February, 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 the 26th of February, 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 the 26th of February, 1960:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 26th of February, 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: The 26th of February, 1960 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

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 the 26th of February, 1960.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

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

26th of February

Events that have occurred on the 26th of February:


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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 21,956 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,896,994,800 seconds have passed since the 26th of February, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,213,160,600 times.
  • Since the 26th of February, 1960, earth has travelled approximately 978,849,316,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 316,165,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 163,141,553 steps. That's about 72,507 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,763,938 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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