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April 18th, 1960.

April 18th, 1960, was a Monday. It was day 109 of 1960. The decade was the 1960s.

61 years, 5 months and 29 days have passed since April 18th, 1960.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 18th, 1960.

  • United States: Theme From A Summer Place - Percy Faith
  • United Kingdom: My Old Man's A Dustman - Lonnie Donegan
Play the top hits 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 18th, 1960.

Take me back to April 18th, 1960!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 18th, 1960 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. 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, My Old Man's A Dustman by Lonnie Donegan is the number one hit song. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States and the movie Ben-Hur is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Harold Macmillan is the current Prime Minister. 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 "What's My Line?", "Perry Mason", "Casey Jones" and "77 Sunset Strip".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Captain Kangaroo", "The Rifleman" and "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Crater Critters and Troll doll.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on April 18th, 1960.

  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones.

    During the first half of the 1960s, rotary phones were still the most common type of landline phone. Although push-button telephones did exist at this time, 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 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.

  • 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 was a popular style around this time. The design looked futuristic, almost like the twin rudders on the back of an airplane.

  • Greasers.

    Greasers.

    During the 1950s and early 1960s, a popular youth subculture called "greasers" emerged. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants and denim or leather jackets.

  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox.

    During this period, the jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Around this time, teenagers and young adults would hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 61 years, 5 months and 29 days have passed since April 18th, 1960.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 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 18th, 1960, will be 61 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1960 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 18th, 1960.

  • April 1st, 1960: The 1960 United States Census begins.
  • April 17th, 1960: Rock and roll musician Eddie Cochran dies in a car accident.
  • This date: April 18th, 1960
  • May 2nd, 1960: Soccer: Burnley win the First Division title after defeating Manchester City 2-1 in the last game of the season.
  • May 6th, 1960: The Civil Rights Act of 1960 is signed into law.
  • May 6th, 1960: The first televised royal wedding takes place as Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones.
  • May 7th, 1960: FA Cup Final 1960: Wolverhampton Wanderers defeat Blackburn Rovers 3-0.
  • May 9th, 1960: The birth control pill is approved in the United States.
  • May 18th, 1960: Football: Spanish club Real Madrid win the European Cup after they thrash Eintracht Frankfurt 7-3 at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 18th, 1960, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 18th, 1960 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • Casey Jones - American Western series starring Alan Hale.
  • 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.
  • 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 - Variety show.

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.

Kid's TV shows on April 18th, 1960.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1960.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1960.

  • Troll doll
  • Crater Critters

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out April 18th, 1966 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 18th.

Michael D. Higgins

Irish President.
Born on April 18th, 1941
He turned 19 on this day in 1960.

James Woods

Actor.
Born on April 18th, 1947
He turned 13 on this day in 1960.

Rick Moranis

Actor.
Born on April 18th, 1953
He turned 7 on this day in 1960.

Conan O'Brien

American talk show host.
Born on April 18th, 1963
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

David Tennant

Scottish actor.
Born on April 18th, 1971
He was born exactly 11 years after this date.

Melissa Joan Hart

American actress.
Born on April 18th, 1976
She was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Kourtney Kardashian

Media personality.
Born on April 18th, 1979
She was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Kayleigh McEnany

White House press secretary.
Born on April 18th, 1988
She was born exactly 28 years after this date.

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on April 18th, 1960.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 18th, 1960.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 18th, 1960 was most likely conceived around the 10th of July, 1959.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 18th, 1960 is close to the 26th of January, 1961.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 18th, 1960.

  • A total of 22,462 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,208 weeks have passed.
  • 1,940,716,800 seconds have passed since the April 18th, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,264,169,600 times.
  • Since April 18th, 1960, the earth has travelled approximately 1,001,409,868,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 323,452,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 166,901,645 steps. That's about 74,179 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,288,602 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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