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August 13, 1960

August 13, 1960, was a Saturday. It was the 226th day of 1960. The decade was the swinging sixties.

63 years, 6 months, and 19 days have passed since August 13, 1960.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Birthdays

Born on August 13, 1960

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 13, 1960:

  • United States: "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" by Brian Hyland
  • United Kingdom: "Shakin' All Over" by Johnny Kidd & The Pirates

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 13, 1960

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

  • It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires
  • Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini - Brian Hyland
  • I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee
  • Only The Lonely (Know How I Feel) - Roy Orbison
  • Walk -- Don't Run - The Ventures
Play the top singles 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 this day.

Facts

This date occurred 23,211 days ago. Approximately 774 months have passed. It was the 226th day of 1960, in week 32. The decade was the swinging sixties. People who were born on August 13, 1960, are now 63 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 1960 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. We have gone through approximately 258 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to August 13, 1960

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

The date is August 13, 1960, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. People are currently enjoying their weekend.

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 "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" by Brian Hyland is at the top of the singles charts, while "Shakin' All Over" by Johnny Kidd & The Pirates is the number-one song in the UK. Dwight David Eisenhower is the President of the United States, and the movie Ben-Hur is at the top of the box office.

Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Have Gun - Will Travel", "Casey Jones", "The Twilight Zone", and "The Untouchables". 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.

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Mighty Mouse Playhouse", "Heckle and Jeckle", "The Ruff and Reddy Show", and "Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown". Children are playing with toys such as BAS-KET Miniature Basketball, Wooly Willy, Playpal dolls, and Astrobase.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 13, 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

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around August 13, 1960.

  • 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.
  • This date: August 13, 1960
  • August 19, 1960: The Soviet Union sentences American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers to 10 years in prison for espionage.
  • August 29, 1960: Hurricane Donna kills 50 people in Florida and New England.
  • September 8, 1960: The horror film Psycho (1960) is released.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 13, 1960, will have the star sign Leo.
  • 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 13, 1960 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV series on August 13, 1960

TV audiences were watching the following shows on August 13, 1960:

TV shows from August 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
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan 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.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in August 1960

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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

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
Toys

Toys in 1960

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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 August 13, 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 August 13, 1966, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 13.

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

Film director Deceased
Born on August 13, 1899
He turned 61 on this day in 1960.

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro

Cuban President Deceased
Born on August 13, 1926
He turned 34 on this day in 1960.

Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer

English soccer player
Born on August 13, 1970
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on August 13, 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 August 13, 1960 was most likely conceived around November 21, 1959.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 13, 1960 is close to May 6, 1961.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about August 13, 1960:

  • 23,211 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,315 weeks have passed.
  • 2,005,434,000 seconds have passed since August 13, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,339,673,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,034,803,944,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 334,239,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 172,467,324 steps. That's roughly 76,652 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,065,208 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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