April 11th, 1961

April 11th, 1961, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 101 of 1961. The decade was the 1960s.

60 years, 0 months and 7 days have passed since April 11th, 1961.


On This Date

Events that occurred on April 11th, 1961:

  • The trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann begins in Israel.


Music Singles

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

  • United States: Blue Moon - Marcels
  • United Kingdom: Wooden Heart - Elvis Presley

Take Me Back!

The date is April 11th, 1961 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. The summer of 1961 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song Blue Moon by Marcels is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Wooden Heart 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 "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Perry Mason", "Maverick" and "Rawhide". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse", "The Bugs Bunny Show" and "Mister Ed". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Crater Critters", "Troll doll", "Astrobase" 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 April 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:

  • 60 years, 0 months and 7 days have passed since April 11th, 1961.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 15 of 1961.
  • Leap Year: 1961 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 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 April 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.
  • This date: April 11th, 1961
  • April 12th, 1961: Russia's Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to journey into outer space.
  • April 16th, 1961: Cuban leader Fidel Castro announces that the country will be adopting Communism.
  • April 17th, 1961: The Bay of Pigs Invasion occurs when a CIA-sponsored paramilitary group attempts to invade Cuba.
  • April 18th, 1961: Newspapers report that American actor Gary Cooper is dying from cancer.
  • April 24th, 1961: Ben E. King releases his song "Stand by Me".
  • April 30th, 1961: The song "Tossin' and Turnin'" is released by Bobby Lewis.
  • May 1st, 1961: Fidel Castro proclaims Cuba as a socialist state and bans all elections.
  • May 5th, 1961: Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into space.
  • May 6th, 1961: FA Cup Final 1961: Tottenham Hotspur defeat Leicester City 2-0.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

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

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 April:


US President

Who was the US President on April 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 April 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 April 11th, 1961 was probably conceived around the 2nd of July, 1960. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 11th, 1961 is the 19th of January, 1962. (Rough Estimate).

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 21,922 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,894,060,800 seconds have passed since the April 11th, 1961.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,209,737,600 times.
  • Since April 11th, 1961, earth has travelled approximately 977,335,372,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 315,676,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 162,889,229 steps. That's about 72,395 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,728,730 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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