December 11th, 1960

December 11th, 1960, fell on a Sunday. It was day 346 of 1960. The decade was the 1960s.

59 years, 6 months and 23 days have passed since December 11th, 1960.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 11th, 1960:

  • United States: Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley
  • United Kingdom: It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley

Take Me Back!

The date is December 11th, 1960 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. The Christmas season of 1960 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio.

In America, the song Are You Lonesome Tonight by Elvis Presley 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.

American western series. 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", "Bonanza", "Danger Man" and "The Andy Griffith Show".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "The Rifleman", "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" 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 December 11th, 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 59 years, 6 months and 23 days have passed since December 11th, 1960.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 49 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 December 11th, 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 December 11th, 1960:

  • January 9th, 1961: The Portland Spy Ring: A Soviet spy ring is uncovered in London.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 11th, 1960, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1960 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 11th, 1960 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

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.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama 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 11th of December:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on December 11th, 1960.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 11th, 1960 was probably conceived around the 3rd of March, 1960. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 11th, 1960 is the 20th of September, 1961. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on December 11th, 1960.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 11th, 1960.

  • 21,755 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,879,628,400 seconds have passed since the December 11th, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,192,899,800 times.
  • Since December 11th, 1960, earth has travelled approximately 969,888,254,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 313,271,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 161,648,042 steps. That's about 71,844 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,555,541 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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