2nd of March, 1961

The 2nd of March, 1961, fell on a Thursday. Day 61 of 1961. Decade: 1960s.

59 years, 2 months and 27 days have passed since the 2nd of March, 1961.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 2nd of March, 1961:

  • United States: Pony Time - Chubby Checker
  • United Kingdom: Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes - Everly Brothers

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 2nd of March, 1961.

  • John F. Kennedy.

    U.S. President John F. Kennedy was named as the Time Person of the Year 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.

  • Henry Mancini - "Moon River"

    "Moon River" by Henry Mancini would go on to win a Grammy for 1961's Song of the Year.

  • West Side Story

    "West Side Story" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1961.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 59 years, 2 months and 27 days have passed since the 2nd of March, 1961.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 09 of 1961.
  • Leap Year: 1961 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 2nd of March, 1961, will be 59 years of age.
  • People born in 1961 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 2nd of March, 1961:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 2nd of March, 1961, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1961 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 2nd of March, 1961 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.

1961 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1961.

"Davey and Goliath" - "The Yogi Bear Show" - "Mister Ed" - "The Dick Tracy Show" - "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" - "Lassie" - "Looney Tunes"


1961 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1961:

  • Etch A Sketch
  • Astrobase
  • Troll doll
  • Crater Critters

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of March:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on the 2nd of March, 1961.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 2nd of March, 1961 was probably conceived around the 23rd of May, 1960. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 2nd of March, 1961 is the 10th of December, 1961. (Rough Estimate).

2nd of March

Events that have occurred on the 2nd of March:

  • 2nd of March, 1990: The Hunt for Red October (1990) is released.
  • 2nd of March, 2000: WWF SmackDown! is released for the PlayStation.
  • 2nd of March, 2004: Football: Arjen Robben signs for Chelsea.
  • 2nd of March, 2007: The film Zodiac (2007) is released.
  • 2nd of March, 2010: The game "Battlefield: Bad Company 2" is released.
  • 2nd of March, 2014: The 86th Academy Awards are held. Matthew McConaughey wins Best Actor for his role as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club. Cate Blanchett wins Best Actress for her role as Jeanette "Jasmine" Francis in Blue Jasmine
  • 2nd of March, 2015: Sunderland winger Adam Johnson is arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.
  • 2nd of March, 2016: Soccer player Adam Johnson is found guilty of sexual activity with a child.
  • 2nd of March, 2020: A tornado outbreak kills 25 people in Tennessee.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 2nd of March, 1961.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 2nd of March, 1961.

  • 21,639 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,869,606,000 seconds have passed since the 2nd of March, 1961.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,181,207,000 times.
  • Since the 2nd of March, 1961, earth has travelled approximately 964,716,696,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 311,601,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 160,786,116 steps. That's about 71,460 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,435,272 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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