August 1st, 1960

August 1st, 1960, fell on a Monday. It was day 214 of 1960. The decade was the 1960s.

60 years, 8 months and 20 days have passed since August 1st, 1960.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Micheál Martin: Irish politician.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 1st, 1960:

  • United States: I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee
  • United Kingdom: Please Don't Tease - Cliff Richard & Shadows

Take Me Back!

The date is August 1st, 1960 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song I'm Sorry by Brenda Lee is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard & Shadows 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 "You Bet Your Life", "The Jack Benny Program", "Gunsmoke" and "The Twilight Zone". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Captain Kangaroo", "Leave It to Beaver" and "The Rifleman". Popular toys 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 throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 1st, 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, 8 months and 20 days have passed since August 1st, 1960.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 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 August 1st, 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 August 1st, 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.
  • July 13th, 1960: John F. Kennedy is nominated as the Democratic candidate for the United States presidential election.
  • 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.
  • This date: August 1st, 1960
  • August 6th, 1960: Chubby Checker's song "The Twist" becomes a national sensation after he performs it on Dick Clark's American Bandstand.
  • August 19th, 1960: The Soviet Union sentences American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers to 10 years in prison for espionage.
  • August 29th, 1960: Hurricane Donna kills 50 people in Florida and New England.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 1st, 1960, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1960 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 1st, 1960 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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.
  • 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.

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
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Father Knows Best
  • Lassie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

1960 - Toys & Games

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

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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 1st of August:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of August:

  • August Bank Holiday (Ireland)

US President

Who was the US President on August 1st, 1960?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 1st, 1960?

  • Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 1st, 1960 was probably conceived around the 23rd of October, 1959. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 1st, 1960 is the 11th of May, 1961. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 1st, 1960.

  • 22,178 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,916,179,200 seconds have passed since the August 1st, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,235,542,400 times.
  • Since August 1st, 1960, earth has travelled approximately 988,748,467,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 319,363,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 164,791,411 steps. That's about 73,241 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,994,150 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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