November 8th, 1960

November 8th, 1960, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 313 of 1960. The decade was the 1960s.

59 years, 10 months and 9 days have passed since November 8th, 1960.


On This Date

Events that occurred on November 8th, 1960:

  • Democratic candidate John F. Kennedy defeats Richard Nixon to become the next President of the United States.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 8th, 1960:

  • United States: Save The Last Dance For Me - Drifters
  • United Kingdom: It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley

Take Me Back!

The date is November 8th, 1960 and it's a Tuesday. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song Save The Last Dance For Me by Drifters is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley 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.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Wagon Train", "The Twilight Zone" and "The Untouchables". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "The Rifleman", "Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse" and "My Three Sons". 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 November 8th, 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 9 days have passed since November 8th, 1960.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 45 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 November 8th, 1960, will be 59 years of age.
  • People born in 1960 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 8th, 1960, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1960 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: November 8th, 1960 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.

Television Shows

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

  • Route 66 - Adventure crime drama.
  • 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.

1960 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1960.

"King Leonardo and His Short Subjects" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "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 8th of November:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on November 8th, 1960.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on November 8th, 1960 was probably conceived around the 30th of January, 1960. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 8th, 1960 is the 18th of August, 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 November 8th, 1960.

  • 21,864 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,889,046,000 seconds have passed since the November 8th, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,203,887,000 times.
  • Since November 8th, 1960, earth has travelled approximately 974,747,736,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 314,841,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 162,457,956 steps. That's about 72,204 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,668,552 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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