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July 13th, 1960.

July 13th, 1960, was a Wednesday. It was day 195 of 1960. The decade was the 1960s.

60 years, 9 months and 25 days have passed since July 13th, 1960.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 13th, 1960?

  • John F. Kennedy is nominated as the Democratic candidate for the United States presidential election.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 13th, 1960.

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

Take me back to July 13th, 1960!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 13th, 1960 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. 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 and 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "You Bet Your Life", "Gunsmoke" and "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Lassie" and "The Rifleman". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Crater Critters, Troll doll, Astrobase and Etch A Sketch.

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 July 13th, 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 Jim Reeves.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 60 years, 9 months and 25 days have passed since July 13th, 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 13th, 1960, will be 60 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1960 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 13th, 1960.

  • July 10th, 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 11th, 1960: The novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" is published.
  • July 12th, 1960: The "Etch A Sketch" is introduced.
  • This date: July 13th, 1960
  • July 15th, 1960: US Senator John F. Kennedy is selected as the Democratic nominee for the 1960 United States presidential election.
  • July 28th, 1960: Richard Nixon is nominated as the Republican candidate for the United States presidential election.
  • August 6th, 1960: Chubby Checker's song "The Twist" becomes a national sensation after he performs it on Dick Clark's American Bandstand.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 13th, 1960, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 13th, 1960 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on July 13th, 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.

  • Etch A Sketch
  • Astrobase
  • Troll doll
  • Crater Critters

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 13th of July.

  • July 13th, 1940: Patrick Stewart (Actor) turned 20 on this day in 1960.
  • July 13th, 1942: Harrison Ford (Actor) turned 18 on this day in 1960.
  • July 13th, 1972: X-Pac (Wrestler) was born exactly 12 years after this date.
  • July 13th, 1988: Tulisa Contostavlos (Singer) was born exactly 28 years after this date.

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on July 13th, 1960.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 13th, 1960.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 13th, 1960 was most likely conceived around the 4th of October, 1959.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 13th, 1960 is close to the 22nd of April, 1961.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 13th, 1960.

  • A total of 22,213 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,173 weeks have passed.
  • 1,919,203,200 seconds have passed since the July 13th, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,239,070,400 times.
  • Since July 13th, 1960, the earth has travelled approximately 990,308,851,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 319,867,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 165,051,475 steps. That's about 73,356 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,030,438 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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