April 2nd, 1960, was a Saturday. It was Day 93 of 1960. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.
63 years, 2 months, and 2 days have passed since April 2nd, 1960.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.
People who were born on this exact date.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 2nd, 1960.
These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The movie "Ben-Hur" was at the top of the box office on April 2nd, 1960.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane!
The date is April 2nd, 1960, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. People are currently 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 at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Running Bear by Johnny Preston is the number-one hit song.
Dwight David Eisenhower is the President of the United States, and the movie Ben-Hur is at the top of the box office. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Clark Gable and Ernest Hemingway would be still alive.
On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Jack Benny Program", "The Danny Thomas Show", "Have Gun - Will Travel", and "77 Sunset Strip". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "The Rifleman", "Noggin the Nog", and "Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy". Popular toys at the moment include Fisher Price Little People, Crater Critters, Barbie, and Tonka trucks.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 2nd, 1960.
Rotary phones were still the most common type of landline phone. Although push-button telephones did begin to appear at the end of 1963, they were relatively uncommon.
In 1960, the best NBA players were Wilt Chamberlain, Bob Pettit, Elgin Baylor, Bob Cousy and Gene Shue.
"The Apartment" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1960.
"Theme of Exodus" went on to win a Grammy for 1960's Song of the Year.
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.
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.
"U.S. Scientists" were named Time Person of the Year in 1960. In 1960, scientists in the United States made a remarkable amount of progress in areas such as space travel and DNA.
By this time, communist forces in North Vietnam had committed themselves to invading South Vietnam. The Ho Chi Minh trail was established and expanded and guerrilla warfare attacks were being carried out against the US-backed Diệm government in the south. It was during this time that the United States started to slowly escalate its involvement in the conflict.
Tailfins on cars were a popular style around this time. The design looked futuristic, almost like the twin rudders on the back of an airplane.
A youth subculture called "greasers" emerged during the 1950s and early 1960s. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants, and denim or leather jackets.
The jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Teenagers and young adults would often hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.
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Television shows that people were watching in April 1960.
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.
American Western series.
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.
77 Sunset Strip
Private detective drama series.
American Western series starring Alan Hale.
American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.
Legal drama series.
American western series.
Have Gun - Will Travel
American western series.
Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Talk show hosted by Jack Paar.
Western drama series.
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
You Bet Your Life
Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.
What's My Line?
Panel game show.
The Ed Sullivan Show
1960 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chevrolet Corvair, the Dodge Polara, the Nissan Cedric, the Plymouth Valiant, the Pontiac Tempest and the Opel Rekord P2.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1960.
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
Dennis the Menace
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Snooper and Blabber
Noggin the Nog
Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks
Felix the Cat
Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown
The Huckleberry Hound Show
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
The Ruff and Reddy Show
Leave It to Beaver
Heckle and Jeckle
The Gumby Show
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Father Knows Best
Tom and Jerry
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1960.
Matchbox toy cars
Fisher Price Little People
The Hula Hoop
Metal House robots
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1960.
This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.
If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out April 2nd, 1966, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 2nd.
Historical figure. Deceased
Born on April 2nd, 1965
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.
Baseball player & actress. Deceased
Born on April 2nd, 1992
She was born exactly 32 years after this date.
Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on April 2nd, 1960.
Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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