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July 10, 1960

July 10, 1960, was a Sunday. It was 64 years and 3 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on 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.
Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on July 10, 1960:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 10, 1960

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

  • Alley-Oop - Hollywood Argyles
  • I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee
  • Everybody's Somebody's Fool - Connie Francis
  • Because They're Young - Duane Eddy And The Rebels
  • Mule Skinner Blues - The Fendermen
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.
Bells Are Ringing

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Bells Are Ringing" was at the top of the box office on July 10, 1960.

Facts

This date was 23,379 days ago. Approximately 779 months have passed. It was the 192nd day of 1960, in week 27. 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. We have gone through approximately 260 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to July 10, 1960

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Sunday, July 10, 1960. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the days ahead.

The 4th of July celebrations in America have come and passed. 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 Bells Are Ringing 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 "Maverick", "77 Sunset Strip", "Bonanza", and "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Mighty Mouse Playhouse", "The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole", "Noggin the Nog", and "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis". Popular toys at the moment include the Frisbee, the Hula Hoop, Crater Critters, and Tonka trucks.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 10, 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 July 10, 1960.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to July 10, 1960.

  • 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.
  • June 30, 1960: The Belgian Congo gains its independence.
  • July 1, 1960: The Somali Republic is established.
  • July 5, 1960: Elvis Presley releases the single "It's Now or Never".
  • This date: July 10, 1960
  • 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.
  • August 6, 1960: Chubby Checker's song "The Twist" becomes a national sensation after he performs it on Dick Clark's American Bandstand.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 10, 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 10, 1960 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1960

The following TV shows were popular in July 1960:

TV shows from July 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 July 10, 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:

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

Were you born on July 10, 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 July 10, 1966, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 10.

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla

Inventor Deceased
Born on July 10, 1856
He was not alive on this date.

Jason Orange

Jason Orange

English singer
Born on July 10, 1970
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

Actress
Born on July 10, 1972
She was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Stefán Karl Stefánsson

Stefán Karl Stefánsson

Actor Deceased
Born on July 10, 1975
He was born exactly 15 years after this date.

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Singer
Born on July 10, 1980
She was born exactly 20 years after this date.

Perrie Edwards

Perrie Edwards

English singer
Born on July 10, 1993
She was born exactly 33 years after this date.

Angus Cloud

Angus Cloud

Actor Deceased
Born on July 10, 1998
He was born exactly 38 years after this date.

USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on July 10, 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 July 10, 1960 was most likely conceived around October 18, 1959.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 10, 1960 is close to April 2, 1961.

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Stats for July 10, 1960

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about July 10, 1960:

  • 23,379 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,339 weeks have passed.
  • 2,019,945,600 seconds have passed since July 10, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,356,603,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,042,291,929,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 336,657,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 173,715,322 steps. That's roughly 77,207 miles.
  • 24,239,347 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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