August 29th, 1960

August 29th, 1960, fell on a Monday. Day 242 of 1960. Decade: 1960s.

59 years, 9 months and 8 days have passed since August 29th, 1960.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 29th, 1960:

  • Hurricane Donna kills 50 people in Florida and New England.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 29th, 1960:

  • United States: It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley
  • United Kingdom: Apache - 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 29th, 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 8 days have passed since August 29th, 1960.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 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 29th, 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 29th, 1960:

  • August 19th, 1960: The Soviet Union sentences American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers to 10 years in prison for espionage.
  • September 26th, 1960: The first televised presidential debate takes place between Richard Nixon and John F Kennedy..

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 29th, 1960, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1960 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 29th, 1960 falls under the Bear.
  • 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 29th of August:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 29th of August:

  • Late Summer Bank Holiday (UK)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on August 29th, 1960.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 29th, 1960 was probably conceived around the 20th of November, 1959. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 29th, 1960 is the 8th of June, 1961. (Rough Estimate).

29th of August

Events that have occurred on the 29th of August:


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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 29th, 1960.

  • 21,831 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,886,198,400 seconds have passed since the August 29th, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,200,564,800 times.
  • Since August 29th, 1960, earth has travelled approximately 973,278,374,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 314,366,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 162,213,062 steps. That's about 72,095 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,634,381 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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