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September 30th, 1960.

September 30th, 1960, was a Friday. It was day 274 of 1960. The decade was the 1960s.

60 years, 7 months and 19 days have passed since September 30th, 1960.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On this day.

What happened on September 30th, 1960?

  • Animated TV series The Flintstones is aired for the first time.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 30th, 1960.

  • United States: My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own - Connie Francis
  • United Kingdom: Apache - The Shadows
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Take me back to September 30th, 1960!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is September 30th, 1960 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves. The earthy smells of fall have started to fill the air. In America, the song My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own by Connie Francis is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Apache by The Shadows is the number one hit song. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States and Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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. A horror film called "Psycho" is currently being shown in movie theaters.

A new cartoon called "The Flintstones" has recently made its debut on television. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "The Danny Thomas Show", "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" and "The Twilight Zone". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Leave It to Beaver", "The Rifleman", "Dennis the Menace" and "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends".

Popular toys at the moment 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 at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on September 30th, 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 exist at this time, they were relatively uncommon.

  • 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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1960.

  • "Theme of Exodus".

    "Theme of Exodus" would go on to win a Grammy for 1960's Song of the Year.

  • 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.

    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" 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 60 years, 7 months and 19 days have passed since September 30th, 1960.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 39 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 September 30th, 1960, will be 60 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1960 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around September 30th, 1960.

  • September 8th, 1960: The horror film Psycho (1960) is released.
  • September 26th, 1960: The first televised presidential debate takes place between Richard Nixon and John F Kennedy.
  • This date: September 30th, 1960
  • October 3rd, 1960: The first episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" is aired on CBS.
  • October 4th, 1960: 62 people are killed when Eastern Air Lines Flight 375 crashes on takeoff at Logan International Airport in Boston.
  • October 11th, 1960: The first episode of "The Bugs Bunny Show" is aired on ABC prime time.
  • October 13th, 1960: Baseball: The Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the New York Yankees by 4-3 to win the 1960 World Series.
  • October 29th, 1960: Boxing: Muhammad Ali makes his professional debut.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 30th, 1960, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • 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: September 30th, 1960 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

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.

  • Danger Man - British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.
  • 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.
  • Casey Jones - American Western series starring Alan Hale.
  • Maverick - American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Wagon Train - American western series.
  • Have Gun - Will Travel - American western series.

Kid's TV shows on September 30th, 1960.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1960.

  • The Flintstones
  • My Three Sons
  • Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
  • 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
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Father Knows Best
  • Lassie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1960.

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

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

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 30th of September.

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on September 30th, 1960.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 30th, 1960.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 30th, 1960 was most likely conceived around the 22nd of December, 1959.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 30th, 1960 is close to the 10th of July, 1961.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 30th, 1960.

  • A total of 22,146 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,163 weeks have passed.
  • 1,913,414,400 seconds have passed since the September 30th, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,232,316,800 times.
  • Since September 30th, 1960, the earth has travelled approximately 987,321,830,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 318,902,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 164,553,638 steps. That's about 73,135 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,960,973 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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