April 14th, 1961, fell on a Friday. It was day 104 of 1961. The decade was the 1960s.
59 years, 9 months and 2 days have passed since April 14th, 1961.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Robert Carlyle: Scottish actor.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 14th, 1961:
United States: Blue Moon - Marcels
United Kingdom: Wooden Heart - Elvis Presley
Take Me Back!
The date is April 14th, 1961 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
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. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis", "The Twilight Zone" and "Danger Man".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis", "Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse", "The Bugs Bunny Show" and "King Leonardo and His Short Subjects". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "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 April 14th, 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 and information about this date:
59 years, 9 months and 2 days have passed since April 14th, 1961.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 15 of 1961.
Leap Year: 1961 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on April 14th, 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 April 14th, 1961:
April 8th, 1961: 238 people are killed when British passenger ship Dara sinks off the coast of Dubai.
April 12th, 1961: Russia's Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to journey into outer space.
April 17th, 1961: The Bay of Pigs Invasion occurs when a CIA-sponsored paramilitary group attempts to invade Cuba.
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 14th, 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 14th, 1961 falls under the Falcon.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
TV shows that you might 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
The Dick Tracy Show
King Leonardo and His Short Subjects
The Bugs Bunny Show
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 Huckleberry Hound Show
Leave It to Beaver
1961 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1961:
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 14th of April:
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 14th, 1961?
Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on April 14th, 1961 was probably conceived around the 5th of July, 1960. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 14th, 1961 is the 22nd of January, 1962. (Rough Estimate).
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about April 14th, 1961.
21,827 days have passed since this date.
1,885,856,400 seconds have passed since the April 14th, 1961.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,200,165,800 times.
Since April 14th, 1961, earth has travelled approximately 973,101,902,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 314,309,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 162,183,650 steps. That's about 72,082 miles!
Since this date, 22,630,277 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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