The 8th of April, 1961, fell on a Saturday. Day 98 of 1961. Decade: 1960s.
58 years, 9 months and 17 days have passed since the 8th of April, 1961.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 8th of April, 1961:
238 people are killed when British passenger ship Dara sinks off the coast of Dubai.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 8th of April, 1961:
United States: Blue Moon - Marcels
United Kingdom: Wooden Heart - 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 8th of April, 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 8th of April:
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 8th of April, 1961.
21,476 days have passed since this date.
1,855,530,000 seconds have passed since the 8th of April, 1961.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,164,785,000 times.
Since the 8th of April, 1961, earth has travelled approximately 957,453,480,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 309,255,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 159,575,580 steps. That's about 70,922 miles!
Since this date, 22,266,360 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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