March 11th, 1961

March 11th, 1961, fell on a Saturday. It was day 70 of 1961. The decade was the 1960s.

60 years, 1 months and 10 days have passed since March 11th, 1961.


On This Date

Events that occurred on March 11th, 1961:

  • The Ken doll is introduced as Barbie's boyfriend.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 11th, 1961:

  • United States: Pony Time - Chubby Checker
  • United Kingdom: Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley

Take Me Back!

The date is March 11th, 1961 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

Spring has started to creep in and the days are beginning to get longer. In America, the song Pony Time by Chubby Checker is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Are You Lonesome Tonight by Elvis Presley is the number one hit song.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy is currently the President of the United States and Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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. 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.

Because it's 1961, radio stations are playing hit songs from artists such as Bert Kaempfert, Chubby Checker, Elvis Presley, Del Shannon, Bobby Lewis and Jimmy Dean. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "You Bet Your Life", "The Danny Thomas Show" and "Bonanza". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Mighty Mouse Playhouse", "The Rifleman" and "Mister Ed".

Popular toys include the likes of "Troll doll", "Astrobase", "Etch A Sketch" and "Ken (doll)".


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 March 11th, 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1961?

    In 1961, the best soccer players were Pelé, Omar Sívori, Luis Suárez, Johnny Haynes, Lev Yashin, Ferenc Puskás, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Uwe Seeler and John Charles.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1961?

    In 1961, the best NBA players were Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Bob Pettit, Bob Cousy and Oscar Robertson.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 60 years, 1 months and 10 days have passed since March 11th, 1961.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 10 of 1961.
  • Leap Year: 1961 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 11th, 1961, will be 60 years of age.
  • People born in 1961 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around March 11th, 1961:

  • February 9th, 1961: The Beatles perform for the very first time at a nightclub called The Cavern Club.
  • February 15th, 1961: The entire United States figure skating team is killed after their Sabena Boeing 707 crashes in Belgium.
  • February 18th, 1961: Del Shannon releases his song "Crying".
  • February 25th, 1961: The Sydney tramway network operates for the last time.
  • March 9th, 1961: The Soviet spacecraft Korabl-Sputnik 4 is successfully launched, carrying a dog named Chernushka.
  • This date: March 11th, 1961
  • March 13th, 1961: The 1961 Kurenivka mudslide kills 145 people in Kiev, Ukraine.
  • April 8th, 1961: 238 people are killed when British passenger ship Dara sinks off the coast of Dubai.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 11th, 1961, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1961 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: March 11th, 1961 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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.
  • Maverick - American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Wagon Train - American western series.

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
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

1961 - Toys & Games

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

  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch
  • Astrobase
  • Troll doll
  • Crater Critters

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 11th of March:


US President

Who was the US President on March 11th, 1961?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 11th, 1961?

  • Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on March 11th, 1961 was probably conceived around the 1st of June, 1960. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 11th, 1961 is the 19th of December, 1961. (Rough Estimate).

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about March 11th, 1961.

  • 21,957 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,897,081,200 seconds have passed since the March 11th, 1961.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,213,261,400 times.
  • Since March 11th, 1961, earth has travelled approximately 978,893,899,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 316,180,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 163,148,983 steps. That's about 72,511 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,764,974 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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