July 11th, 1960

July 11th, 1960, fell on a Monday. It was day 193 of 1960. The decade was the 1960s.

60 years, 1 months and 3 days have passed since July 11th, 1960.


On This Date

Events that occurred on July 11th, 1960:

  • The novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" is published.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 11th, 1960:

  • United States: Alley-oop - Hollywood Argyles
  • United Kingdom: Good Timin' - Jimmy Jones

Take Me Back!

The date is July 11th, 1960 and it's a Monday. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Alley-oop by Hollywood Argyles is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Good Timin' by Jimmy Jones is the number one hit song. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States. 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.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "77 Sunset Strip" and "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "Captain Kangaroo", "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" and "Dennis the Menace". Popular toys include the likes of "Crater Critters", "Troll doll" and "Astrobase".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on July 11th, 1960.

  • 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.

  • 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 The Drifters.

  • 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.

  • "Theme of Exodus"

    "Theme of Exodus" would go on to win a Grammy for 1960's Song of the Year.

  • The Apartment

    "The Apartment" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1960.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 60 years, 1 months and 3 days have passed since July 11th, 1960.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 28 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 July 11th, 1960, will be 60 years of age.
  • People born in 1960 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 11th, 1960:

  • July 12th, 1960: The "Etch A Sketch" is introduced.
  • July 13th, 1960: John F. Kennedy is nominated as the Democratic candidate for the United States presidential election.
  • July 28th, 1960: Richard Nixon is nominated as the Republican candidate for the United States presidential election.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 11th, 1960, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1960 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 11th, 1960 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Wagon Train - American western series.
  • Have Gun - Will Travel - American western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • The Danny Thomas Show - American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

1960 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Father Knows Best" - "Lassie" - "Looney Tunes"


1960 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1960:

  • Astrobase
  • Troll doll
  • Crater Critters

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 11th of July:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on July 11th, 1960.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 11th, 1960 was probably conceived around the 2nd of October, 1959. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 11th, 1960 is the 20th of April, 1961. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 11th, 1960.

  • 21,949 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,896,393,600 seconds have passed since the July 11th, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,212,459,200 times.
  • Since July 11th, 1960, earth has travelled approximately 978,539,097,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 316,065,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 163,089,850 steps. That's about 72,484 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,756,723 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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