October 4th, 1960

October 4th, 1960, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 278 of 1960. The decade was the 1960s.

59 years, 11 months and 23 days have passed since October 4th, 1960.


On This Date

Events that occurred on October 4th, 1960:

  • 62 people are killed when Eastern Air Lines Flight 375 crashes on takeoff at Logan International Airport in Boston.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 4th, 1960:

  • United States: My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own - Connie Francis
  • United Kingdom: Tell Laura I Love Her - Ricky Valance

Take Me Back!

The date is October 4th, 1960 and it's a Tuesday. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear.

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, Tell Laura I Love Her by Ricky Valance is the number one hit song. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States.

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. A new cartoon called "The Flintstones" has recently made its debut on television. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Bonanza", "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" and "The Untouchables".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "Captain Kangaroo", "The Huckleberry Hound Show" and "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends". 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 October 4th, 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, 11 months and 23 days have passed since October 4th, 1960.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 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 October 4th, 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 October 4th, 1960:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 4th, 1960, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 4th, 1960 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • The Andy Griffith Show - Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
  • 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.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Wagon Train - American western series.
  • Have Gun - Will Travel - American western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.

1960 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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" - "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 4th of October:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on October 4th, 1960.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 4th, 1960 was probably conceived around the 26th of December, 1959. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 4th, 1960 is the 14th of July, 1961. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 4th, 1960.

  • 21,909 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,892,934,000 seconds have passed since the October 4th, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,208,423,000 times.
  • Since October 4th, 1960, earth has travelled approximately 976,753,944,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 315,489,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 162,792,324 steps. That's about 72,352 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,715,208 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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