May 14th, 1961

May 14th, 1961, fell on a Sunday. It was day 134 of 1961. The decade was the 1960s.

59 years, 6 months and 22 days have passed since May 14th, 1961.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Tim Roth: Actor.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 14th, 1961:

  • United States: Runaway - Del Shannon
  • United Kingdom: Blue Moon - Marcels

Take Me Back!

The date is May 14th, 1961 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1961 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song Runaway by Del Shannon is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Blue Moon by Marcels 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", "Have Gun - Will Travel", "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" and "The Andy Griffith Show".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Huckleberry Hound Show", "My Three Sons" and "King Leonardo and His Short Subjects". Popular toys include the likes of "Crater Critters", "Troll doll", "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 May 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 59 years, 6 months and 22 days have passed since May 14th, 1961.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1961.
  • Leap Year: 1961 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 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 May 14th, 1961:

  • 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.
  • May 31st, 1961: Football: Portuguese side Benfica win the European Cup after they defeat Barcelona 3-2 at the Wankdorf Stadium in Bern, Germany.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 14th, 1961, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Taurus is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1961 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 14th, 1961 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

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.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Wagon Train - American western series.
  • Have Gun - Will Travel - 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
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie
  • 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 and historical figures that were born on the 14th of May:


US President

Who was the US President on May 14th, 1961?

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

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 14th, 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 May 14th, 1961 was probably conceived around the 4th of August, 1960. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 14th, 1961 is the 21st of February, 1962. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 14th, 1961.

  • 21,755 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,879,635,600 seconds have passed since the May 14th, 1961.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,192,908,200 times.
  • Since May 14th, 1961, earth has travelled approximately 969,891,969,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 313,272,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 161,648,662 steps. That's about 71,844 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,555,627 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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