April 2nd, 1960

April 2nd, 1960, fell on a Saturday. It was day 93 of 1960. The decade was the 1960s.

61 years, 0 months and 15 days have passed since April 2nd, 1960.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Linford Christie: Athlete.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 2nd, 1960:

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

Take Me Back!

The date is April 2nd, 1960 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

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. Tailfins on cars are extremely popular at the moment. The design looks futuristic, almost like a rocket or the twin rudders on the back of an airplane. 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.

In fashion, many of the trends from the late 1950s are still popular. Women are wearing tailored skirts, short boxy jackets and shift dresses. Trousers are also becoming popular amongst women. Meanwhile, men are wearing polo shirts, argyle socks, sweater vests, loafers and harrington jackets. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Danny Thomas Show", "Have Gun - Will Travel", "Maverick" and "The Twilight Zone". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Gumby Show", "Heckle and Jeckle", "The Huckleberry Hound Show" and "Dennis the Menace".

Popular toys include the likes of "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 2nd, 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 Jim Reeves.

  • 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 61 years, 0 months and 15 days have passed since April 2nd, 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 2nd, 1960, will be 61 years of age.
  • People born in 1960 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 2nd, 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.
  • April 1st, 1960: The 1960 United States Census begins.
  • This date: April 2nd, 1960
  • April 17th, 1960: Rock and roll musician Eddie Cochran dies in a car accident.
  • May 2nd, 1960: Soccer: Burnley win the First Division title after defeating Manchester City 2-1 in the last game of the season.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 2nd, 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 2nd, 1960 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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.
  • Tonight Starring Jack Paar - Talk show hosted by Jack Paar.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.

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
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Father Knows Best
  • Lassie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • 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, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 2nd of April:


US President

Who was the US President on April 2nd, 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 2nd, 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 2nd, 1960 was probably conceived around the 24th of June, 1959. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 2nd, 1960 is the 10th 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 2nd, 1960.

  • 22,296 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,926,370,800 seconds have passed since the April 2nd, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,247,432,600 times.
  • Since April 2nd, 1960, earth has travelled approximately 994,007,332,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 321,061,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 165,667,889 steps. That's about 73,630 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,116,450 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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