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June 30, 1960

June 30, 1960, was a Thursday. It was the 182nd day of 1960. The decade was the swinging sixties.

63 years, 8 months, and 1 day have passed since June 30, 1960.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On This Day

Events

Notable events that occurred on June 30, 1960:

  • The Belgian Congo gains its independence.
Birthdays

Born on June 30, 1960

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On June 30, 1960, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Everybody's Somebody Fool" by Connie Francis
  • United Kingdom: "Three Steps On Heaven" by Eddie Cochran

The music charts on June 30, 1960

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Everybody's Somebody's Fool - Connie Francis
  • Cathy's Clown - The Everly Brothers
  • Alley-Oop - Hollywood Argyles
  • Burning Bridges - Jack Scott
  • Because They're Young - Duane Eddy And The Rebels
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

The top movie on this day was "Ben-Hur".

Facts

This date was 23,255 days ago. Approximately 775 months have passed. It was the 182nd day of 1960, in week 26. The decade was the swinging sixties. People born on this day are currently 63 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 1960 had 366 days because it was a leap year. 258 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to June 30, 1960

Let's go back to the swinging sixties.

It is Thursday, June 30, 1960. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Cancer. The summer of 1960 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September.

In America, the song "Everybody's Somebody Fool" by Connie Francis is at the top of the singles charts, while "Three Steps On Heaven" by Eddie Cochran 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 Ed Sullivan Show", "You Bet Your Life", "The Danny Thomas Show", and "77 Sunset Strip". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Gumby Show", "Captain Pugwash", "The Ruff and Reddy Show", and "Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks".

Popular toys at the moment include BAS-KET Miniature Basketball, Fisher Price Little People, Tonka trucks, and Troll doll.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on June 30, 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on June 30, 1960.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to June 30, 1960.

  • June 5, 1960: The Lake Bodom murders occur in Finland.
  • June 17, 1960: A judge dismisses charges of lewd vagrancy against actor William Talman (Perry Mason).
  • June 19, 1960: The first ever NASCAR race is held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway complex in North Carolina.
  • June 23, 1960: The first oral contraceptive is officially approved by the FDA.
  • June 26, 1960: British Somaliland gains independence and becomes the State of Somaliland.
  • This date: June 30, 1960
  • July 1, 1960: The Somali Republic is established.
  • July 5, 1960: Elvis Presley releases the single "It's Now or Never".
  • July 10, 1960: An extra time goal from Viktor Ponedelnik helps the Soviet Union to secure a 2-1 victory over Yugoslavia in the 1960 European Nations' Cup Final.
  • July 11, 1960:
    • The novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" is published.
    • A breakaway state called "Katanga", led by Moise Tshombe, declares its independence from the Congo.
  • July 12, 1960: The "Etch A Sketch" is introduced.
  • July 15, 1960: US Senator John F. Kennedy is selected as the Democratic nominee for the 1960 United States presidential election.
  • July 28, 1960: Richard Nixon is nominated as the Republican candidate for the United States presidential election.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 30, 1960, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1960 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 30, 1960 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1960

In June 1960, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from June 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
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan 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.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on June 30, 1960

If you were a kid on June 30, 1960, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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

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
The Huckleberry Hound Show
The Huckleberry Hound Show
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
The Ruff and Reddy Show
The Ruff and Reddy Show
Leave It to Beaver
Leave It to Beaver
Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash
Colonel Bleep
Colonel Bleep
Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle
The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
Lassie
Lassie
Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1960

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Astrobase
Astrobase
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
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball

Were you born on June 30, 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 June 30, 1966, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on June 30.

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

Boxer
Born on June 30, 1966
He was born exactly 6 years after this date.

Cheryl Tweedy

Cheryl Tweedy

Singer
Born on June 30, 1983
She was born exactly 23 years after this date.

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps

American swimmer
Born on June 30, 1985
He was born exactly 25 years after this date.

jacksfilms

jacksfilms

Youtube personality
Born on June 30, 1988
He was born exactly 28 years after this date.

USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on June 30, 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 June 30, 1960 was most likely conceived around October 8, 1959.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 30, 1960 is close to March 23, 1961.

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Stats for June 30, 1960

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about June 30, 1960:

  • 23,255 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,322 weeks have passed.
  • 2,009,235,600 seconds have passed since June 30, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,344,108,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,036,765,569,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 334,872,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 172,794,262 steps. That's roughly 76,797 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,110,827 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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