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December 31st, 1960.

December 31st, 1960, was a Saturday. It was day 366 of 1960. The decade was the 1960s.

61 years and 20 days have passed since December 31st, 1960.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Birthdays

Born on December 31st, 1960.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 31st, 1960.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 31st, 1960.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Are You Lonesome To-night? - Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires
  • Wonderland By Night - Bert Kaempfert And His Orchestra
  • Last Date - Floyd Cramer
  • Exodus - Ferrante & Teicher
  • A Thousand Stars - Kathy Young With The Innocents
Play the top hits from 1960.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1960. Take a trip back to the days of Elvis Presley, Johnny Preston, The Everly Brothers, Chubby Checker and The Shadows.
Exodus

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Exodus" was at the top of the box office on December 31st, 1960.

Take me back to December 31st, 1960!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 31st, 1960 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's News Years Eve and everyone is looking forward to what the year 1961 will bring them. 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 and the movie Exodus is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Harold Macmillan is the current Prime Minister. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Ernest Hemingway would be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "You Bet Your Life", "Have Gun - Will Travel", "Perry Mason" and "Danger Man". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "The Gumby Show" and "Leave It to Beaver". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Frisbee, Metal House robots, Astrobase and Etch A Sketch.

News

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 December 31st, 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 begin to appear at the end of 1963, they were relatively uncommon.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1960?

    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.

    "The Apartment" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1960.

  • "Theme of Exodus"

    "Theme of Exodus"

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

  • 1960 in movies.

    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.

    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.

    "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.

  • Trouble is brewing in Vietnam.

    Trouble is brewing in Vietnam.

    By this time, communist forces in North Vietnam had committed themselves to invading South Vietnam. The Ho Chi Minh trail was established and expanded and guerrilla warfare attacks were being carried out against the US-backed Diệm government in the south. It was during this time that the United States started to slowly escalate its involvement in the conflict.

  • 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.

  • Greasers.

    Greasers.

    During the 1950s and early 1960s, a popular youth subculture called "greasers" emerged. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants and denim or leather jackets.

  • 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 61 years and 20 days have passed since December 31st, 1960.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 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 31st, 1960, will be 61 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1960 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 31st, 1960.

  • December 9th, 1960: The first ever episode of British soap opera "Coronation Street" is aired on television.
  • December 16th, 1960: 128 people are killed when two airliners collide over Staten Island, New York.
  • December 21st, 1960: The film "Swiss Family Robinson" is released by Disney.
  • December 26th, 1960: NFL: The Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Green Bay Packers by 17-13 to win the 1960 NFL Championship Game.
  • This date: December 31st, 1960
  • January 9th, 1961: The Portland Spy Ring: A Soviet spy ring is uncovered in London.
  • January 11th, 1961: The Throgs Neck Bridge connecting The Bronx and Queens is opened in New York City.
  • January 16th, 1961: Mickey Mantle becomes the highest paid player in baseball after he signs a $75,000 contract with the New York Yankees.
  • January 20th, 1961: John F. Kennedy takes office as the 35th President of the United States.
  • January 24th, 1961: Actress Marilyn Monroe divorces her husband Arthur Miller after less than five years of marriage.
  • January 25th, 1961: Disney releases the movie "One Hundred and One Dalmatians".
  • January 30th, 1961: Patsy Cline releases her single "I Fall to Pieces".

Personality traits.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 31st, 1960, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1960 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 31st, 1960 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from December, 1960.

Route 66
Route 66
Adventure crime drama.

The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.

Danger Man
Danger Man
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.

The Untouchables
The Untouchables
American crime drama.

The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
TV series about disturbing or unusual events.

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
American sitcom about a teenager who strives for beautiful women, fancy cars and money.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Rawhide
Rawhide
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.

77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip
Private detective drama series.

Casey Jones
Casey Jones
American Western series starring Alan Hale.

Maverick
Maverick
American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Legal drama series.

Wagon Train
Wagon Train
American western series.

Have Gun - Will Travel
Have Gun - Will Travel
American western series.

Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Talk show hosted by Jack Paar.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Cars in 1960.

1960 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chevrolet Corvair, the Dodge Polara, the Nissan Cedric, the Plymouth Valiant, the Pontiac Tempest and the Opel Rekord P2.

Cars in 1960.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on December 31st, 1960.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1960.

King Leonardo and His Short Subjects
King Leonardo and His Short Subjects

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

The Flintstones
The Flintstones

My Three Sons
My Three Sons

Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends

Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy
Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy

Snooper and Blabber
Snooper and Blabber

Noggin the Nog
Noggin the Nog

Clutch Cargo
Clutch Cargo

Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks
Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks

Felix the Cat
Felix the Cat

Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown
Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown

The Rifleman
The Rifleman

The Huckleberry Hound Show
The Huckleberry Hound Show

The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole

The Ruff and Reddy Show
The Ruff and Reddy Show

Leave It to Beaver
Leave It to Beaver

Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash

Colonel Bleep
Colonel Bleep

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show

Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best

Lassie
Lassie

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1960.

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

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Astrobase
Astrobase

Troll doll
Troll doll

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

Barbie
Barbie

Playpal dolls
Playpal dolls

Crater Critters
Crater Critters

Fisher Price Little People
Fisher Price Little People

The Hula Hoop
The Hula Hoop

Metal House robots
Metal House robots

The Frisbee
The Frisbee

Wooly Willy
Wooly Willy

Play-Doh
Play-Doh

BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1960.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out December 31st, 1966 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 31st.

Anthony Hopkins

Actor.
Born on December 31st, 1937
He turned 23 on this day in 1960.

Alex Ferguson

Soccer manager.
Born on December 31st, 1941
He turned 19 on this day in 1960.

John Denver

American singer. Deceased
Born on December 31st, 1943
He turned 17 on this day in 1960.

Val Kilmer

Actor.
Born on December 31st, 1959
He turned 1 on this day in 1960.

Lance Reddick

Actor.
Born on December 31st, 1962
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Psy

South Korean singer.
Born on December 31st, 1977
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Donald Trump Jr.

American businessman.
Born on December 31st, 1977
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 31st of December.

  • New Year's Eve
USA

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on December 31st, 1960.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 31st, 1960.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 31st, 1960 was most likely conceived around April 9th, 1960.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 31st, 1960 is close to September 23rd, 1961.

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Stats for December 31st, 1960

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 31st, 1960.

  • A total of 22,300 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,185 weeks have passed.
  • 1,926,720,000 seconds have passed since the December 31st, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,247,840,000 times.
  • Since December 31st, 1960, the earth has travelled approximately 994,187,520,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 321,120,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 165,697,920 steps. That's about 73,644 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,120,640 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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