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August 1st, 1960.

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

61 years, 4 months and 0 days have passed since August 1st, 1960.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Born on August 1st, 1960.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

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 & The Shadows

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 1st, 1960.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee
  • Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini - Brian Hyland
  • It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires
  • Only The Lonely (Know How I Feel) - Roy Orbison
  • Alley-Oop - Hollywood Argyles
Play the top hits 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 at the Box Office.

The movie "Ben-Hur" was at the top of the box office on August 1st, 1960.

Take me back to August 1st, 1960!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

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 & The Shadows is the number one hit song. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States and the movie Ben-Hur is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Harold Macmillan is the current Prime Minister. 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 "Perry Mason", "Maverick", "Casey Jones" and "The Twilight Zone".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Father Knows Best", "Captain Kangaroo", "Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks" and "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Fisher Price Little People, Playpal dolls, 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 August 1st, 1960.

  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones.

    During the first half of the 1960s, 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 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.

  • 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 was a popular style around this time. The design looked futuristic, almost like the twin rudders on the back of an airplane.

  • Greasers.

    Greasers.

    During the 1950s and early 1960s, a popular youth subculture called "greasers" emerged. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants and denim or leather jackets.

  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox.

    During this period, the jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Around this time, teenagers and young adults would hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 61 years, 4 months and 0 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 61 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1960 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 1st, 1960.

  • July 5th, 1960: Elvis Presley releases the single "It's Now or Never".
  • 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 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.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • 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 that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 1st, 1960 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

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.

TV shows from August, 1960.

The Untouchables
The Untouchables
American crime drama.

The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
TV series about disturbing or unusual events.

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
American sitcom about a teenager who strives for beautiful women, fancy cars and money.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Rawhide
Rawhide
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.

77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip
Private detective drama series.

Casey Jones
Casey Jones
American Western series starring Alan Hale.

Maverick
Maverick
American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Legal drama series.

Wagon Train
Wagon Train
American western series.

Have Gun - Will Travel
Have Gun - Will Travel
American western series.

Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Talk show hosted by Jack Paar.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety 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.

Kids' TV shows on August 1st, 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

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

Popular toys and games in 1960.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1960.

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

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 this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out August 1st, 1966 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 1st.

Jerry Garcia

Guitarist. Deceased
Born on August 1st, 1942
He turned 18 on this day in 1960.

Tommy Bolin

American guitarist. Deceased
Born on August 1st, 1951
He turned 9 on this day in 1960.

Coolio

Rapper.
Born on August 1st, 1963
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Jason Momoa

Actor.
Born on August 1st, 1979
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Bastian Schweinsteiger

German soccer player.
Born on August 1st, 1984
He was born exactly 24 years after this date.

Nemanja Matic

Serbian soccer player.
Born on August 1st, 1988
He was born exactly 28 years after this date.

Holidays.

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

  • August Bank Holiday (Ireland)

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on August 1st, 1960.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 1st, 1960.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 1st, 1960 was most likely conceived around November 9th, 1959.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 1st, 1960 is close to April 24th, 1961.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 22,402 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,200 weeks have passed.
  • 1,935,536,400 seconds have passed since the August 1st, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,258,125,800 times.
  • Since August 1st, 1960, the earth has travelled approximately 998,736,782,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 322,589,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 166,456,130 steps. That's about 73,981 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,226,437 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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