April 1st, 1960

April 1st, 1960, fell on a Friday. It was day 92 of 1960. The decade was the 1960s.

60 years, 9 months and 16 days have passed since April 1st, 1960.


On This Date

Events that occurred on April 1st, 1960:

  • The 1960 United States Census begins.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 1st, 1960:

  • United States: Theme From A Summer Place - Percy Faith
  • United Kingdom: Running Bear - Johnny Preston

Take Me Back!

The date is April 1st, 1960 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

It is April Fool's Day, which means that people are playing practical jokes on one another. The summer of 1960 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Running Bear by Johnny Preston is the number one hit song. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States and Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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 "Have Gun - Will Travel", "77 Sunset Strip", "The Twilight Zone" and "The Untouchables". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "Leave It to Beaver", "The Huckleberry Hound Show" and "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis". 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 April 1st, 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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1960?

    In 1960, the best NBA players were Wilt Chamberlain, Bob Pettit, Elgin Baylor, Bob Cousy and Gene Shue.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 60 years, 9 months and 16 days have passed since April 1st, 1960.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 13 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 April 1st, 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 April 1st, 1960:

  • March 3rd, 1960: Elvis Presley returns home from military duty after 2 years.
  • March 5th, 1960: Elvis Presley is honorably discharged from the US army.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 1st, 1960, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1960 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 1st, 1960 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

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.
  • Maverick - American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.
  • 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.

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 1st of April:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of April:

  • April Fools' Day
  • Islamic Republic Day (Iran)

US President

Who was the US President on April 1st, 1960?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 1st, 1960?

  • Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on April 1st, 1960 was probably conceived around the 23rd of June, 1959. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 1st, 1960 is the 9th of January, 1961. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about April 1st, 1960.

  • 22,206 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,918,598,400 seconds have passed since the April 1st, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,238,364,800 times.
  • Since April 1st, 1960, earth has travelled approximately 989,996,774,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 319,766,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 164,999,462 steps. That's about 73,333 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,023,181 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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