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April 2, 1960

April 2, 1960, was a Saturday. It was 64 years, 2 months, and 17 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Birthdays

Born on April 2, 1960

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

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

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 2, 1960

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • The Theme From "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith And His Orchestra
  • Puppy Love - Paul Anka
  • Wild One - Bobby Rydell
  • He'll Have To Go - Jim Reeves
  • Sweet Nothin's - Brenda Lee
Play the top songs from 1960
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1960. Take a trip back to the days of Elvis Presley, Johnny Preston, The Everly Brothers, Chubby Checker and The Shadows.
Ben-Hur

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Ben-Hur" was at the top of the box office on April 2, 1960.

Facts

This date was 23,455 days ago. Approximately 782 months have passed. It was the 93rd day of 1960, in week 13. The decade was the swinging sixties. People born on this day are currently 64 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 1960 had 366 days because it was a leap year. The Earth has experienced 261 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to April 2, 1960

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Saturday, April 2, 1960. 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, while "Running Bear" by Johnny Preston is the number-one song in the UK. 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 Danny Thomas Show", "Rawhide", "The Twilight Zone", and "The Untouchables".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Captain Pugwash", "Leave It to Beaver", "The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole", and "Snooper and Blabber". Popular toys at the moment include Play-Doh, the Frisbee, Crater Critters, and Barbie.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 2, 1960.

  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones

    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.
  • Who were the best NBA players 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.
  • The Apartment.

    The Apartment

    "The Apartment" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1960.
  • "Theme of Exodus"

    "Theme of Exodus"

    "Theme of Exodus" went on to win a Grammy for 1960's Song of the Year.
  • 1960 in movies.

    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.
  • 1960 in music.

    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.
  • U.S. Scientists.

    U.S. Scientists

    "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.
  • Trouble is brewing in Vietnam.

    Trouble is brewing in Vietnam

    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.

    Tailfins on cars

    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.
  • Greasers.

    Greasers

    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.

    The Jukebox

    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.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to April 2, 1960.

  • March 3, 1960: Elvis Presley returns home from military duty after 2 years.
  • March 5, 1960: Elvis Presley is honorably discharged from the US army.
  • March 13, 1960: Actor William Talman (Perry Mason) is arrested at a "clothing-optional" marijuana party.
  • April 1, 1960: The 1960 United States Census begins.
  • This date: April 2, 1960
  • April 17, 1960: Rock and roll musician Eddie Cochran dies in a car accident.
  • May 2, 1960: Soccer: Burnley win the First Division title after defeating Manchester City 2-1 in the last game of the season.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 2, 1960, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1960 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 2, 1960 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1960

Television shows that people were watching in April 1960:

TV shows from April 1960.

The Untouchables
The Untouchables
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Bonanza
Bonanza
Rawhide
Rawhide
77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip
Casey Jones
Casey Jones
Maverick
Maverick
Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Wagon Train
Wagon Train
Have Gun - Will Travel
Have Gun - Will Travel
Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Tonight Starring Jack Paar

Cars in 1960

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.

Cars in 1960.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on April 2, 1960

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1960:

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy
Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy
Snooper and Blabber
Snooper and Blabber
Noggin the Nog
Noggin the Nog
Clutch Cargo
Clutch Cargo
Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks
Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks
Felix the Cat
Felix the Cat
Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown
Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown
The Rifleman
The Rifleman
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1960

Toys and games that were popular in 1960:

Troll doll
Troll doll
Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks
Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars
Barbie
Barbie
Playpal dolls
Playpal dolls
Crater Critters
Crater Critters
Fisher Price Little People
Fisher Price Little People
The Hula Hoop
The Hula Hoop
Metal House robots
Metal House robots
The Frisbee
The Frisbee
Wooly Willy
Wooly Willy
Play-Doh
Play-Doh

Were you born on April 2, 1960?

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 2, 1966, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 2.

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

Author Deceased
Born on April 2, 1805
He was not alive on this date.

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye

RnB Singer Deceased
Born on April 2, 1939
He turned 21 on this day in 1960.

Rodney King

Rodney King

Historical figure Deceased
Born on April 2, 1965
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Pedro Pascal

Pedro Pascal

Actor
Born on April 2, 1975
He was born exactly 15 years after this date.

Jesse Plemons

Jesse Plemons

Actor
Born on April 2, 1988
He was born exactly 28 years after this date.

Sammi Kane Kraft

Sammi Kane Kraft

Baseball player & actress Deceased
Born on April 2, 1992
She was born exactly 32 years after this date.

Emma Myers

Emma Myers

Actress
Born on April 2, 2002
She was born exactly 42 years after this date.

USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on April 2, 1960.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 2, 1960 was most likely conceived around July 11, 1959.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 2, 1960 is close to December 24, 1960.

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Stats for April 2, 1960

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 2, 1960:

  • 23,455 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,350 weeks have passed.
  • 2,026,508,400 seconds have passed since April 2, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,364,259,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,045,678,334,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 337,751,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 174,279,722 steps. That's roughly 77,458 miles.
  • 24,318,101 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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