August 19th, 1960

August 19th, 1960, fell on a Friday. Day 232 of 1960. Decade: 1960s.

59 years, 9 months and 15 days have passed since August 19th, 1960.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 19th, 1960:

  • The Soviet Union sentences American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers to 10 years in prison for espionage.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 19th, 1960:

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

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 19th, 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, 9 months and 15 days have passed since August 19th, 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 19th, 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 19th, 1960:

  • July 28th, 1960: Richard Nixon is nominated as the Republican candidate for the United States presidential election.
  • 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 19th, 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 19th, 1960 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

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 19th 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 19th, 1960.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 19th, 1960 was probably conceived around the 10th of November, 1959. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 19th, 1960 is the 29th of May, 1961. (Rough Estimate).

19th of August

Events that have occurred on the 19th of August:


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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 19th, 1960.

  • 21,838 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,886,803,200 seconds have passed since the August 19th, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,201,270,400 times.
  • Since August 19th, 1960, earth has travelled approximately 973,590,451,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 314,467,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 162,265,075 steps. That's about 72,118 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,641,638 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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