August 16th, 1960

August 16th, 1960, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 229 of 1960. The decade was the 1960s.

59 years, 10 months and 19 days have passed since August 16th, 1960.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 16th, 1960:

  • United States: It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley
  • United Kingdom: Please Don't Tease - Cliff Richard & Shadows

Take Me Back!

The date is August 16th, 1960 and it's a Tuesday. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley 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. American western series.

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 Danny Thomas Show", "Perry Mason", "Bonanza" and "The Untouchables". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "Captain Kangaroo", "Leave It to Beaver" and "Dennis the Menace".

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 16th, 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:

  • 59 years, 10 months and 19 days have passed since August 16th, 1960.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 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 16th, 1960, will be 59 years of age.
  • People born in 1960 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 16th, 1960:

  • July 28th, 1960: Richard Nixon is nominated as the Republican candidate for the United States presidential election.
  • 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 16th, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 16th, 1960 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

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.
  • 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:

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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on August 16th, 1960.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 16th, 1960 was probably conceived around the 7th of November, 1959. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 16th, 1960 is the 26th of May, 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 August 16th, 1960.

  • 21,872 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,889,740,800 seconds have passed since the August 16th, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,204,697,600 times.
  • Since August 16th, 1960, earth has travelled approximately 975,106,252,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 314,956,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 162,517,709 steps. That's about 72,230 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,676,890 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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