The 15th of February, 1961, fell on a Wednesday. Day 46 of 1961. Decade: 1960s.
58 years, 11 months and 14 days have passed since the 15th of February, 1961.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 15th of February, 1961:
The entire United States figure skating team is killed after their Sabena Boeing 707 crashes in Belgium.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 15th of February, 1961:
United States: Calcutta - Lawrence Welk
United Kingdom: Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley
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 the 15th of February, 1961.
Henry Mancini - "Moon River"
"Moon River" by Henry Mancini would go on to win a Grammy for 1961's Song of the Year.
John F. Kennedy.
U.S. President John F. Kennedy was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1961.
West Side Story
"West Side Story" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1961.
1961 in movies.
Movies released in 1961 included West Side Story, The Guns of Navarone, El Cid, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Parent Trap, La Dolce Vita, Lover Come Back, King of Kings, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Splendor in the Grass, Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Hustler.
1961 in music.
The Billboard Charts in 1961 were dominated by the likes of Elvis Presley, Bobby Lewis, Jimmy Dean, Ricky Nelson, The Marcels, Del Shannon, Bobby Vee, Ray Charles and Bert Kaempfert.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 15th of February:
15th of February, 2003: More than 10 million people take part in global protests against the prospect of a war in Iraq.
15th of February, 2002: New Zealand actor Kevin Smith passes away after suffering severe head injuries from a fall on set.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 15th of February, 1961.
21,532 days have passed since this date.
1,860,364,800 seconds have passed since the 15th of February, 1961.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,170,425,600 times.
Since the 15th of February, 1961, earth has travelled approximately 959,948,236,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 310,060,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 159,991,373 steps. That's about 71,107 miles!
Since this date, 22,324,378 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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