31st of May, 1961

The 31st of May, 1961, fell on a Wednesday. Day 151 of 1961. Decade: 1960s.

58 years, 10 months and 5 days have passed since the 31st of May, 1961.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 31st of May, 1961:

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


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 31st of May, 1961:

  • United States: Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson
  • United Kingdom: Surrender - 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 31st of May, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 58 years, 10 months and 5 days have passed since the 31st of May, 1961.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 of 1961.
  • Leap Year: 1961 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 31st of May, 1961, will be 58 years of age.
  • People born in 1961 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 31st of May, 1961:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 31st of May, 1961, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1961 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 31st of May, 1961 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

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 31st of May:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on the 31st of May, 1961.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 31st of May, 1961 was probably conceived around the 21st of August, 1960. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 31st of May, 1961 is the 10th of March, 1962. (Rough Estimate).

31st of May

Events that have occurred on the 31st of May:

  • 31st of May, 1984: Six inmates on death row escape the Mecklenburg Correctional Center in Virginia.
  • 31st of May, 1984: The song "Ghostbusters" is released by Parker, Jr.
  • 31st of May, 1998: Geri Halliwell announces that she is leaving the Spice Girls.
  • 31st of May, 2005: Watergate scandal: FBI Associate Director Mark Felt is revealed to be "Deep Throat".
  • 31st of May, 2008: Usain Bolt breaks the world record for the 100 meter sprint.
  • 31st of May, 2010: The flotilla incident occurs when 13 Israeli soldiers raid a flotilla that is headed for Gaza. 9 activists are killed
  • 31st of May, 2010: Football: Jose Mourinho becomes manager of Real Madrid.
  • 31st of May, 1970: The 1970 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Mexico.
  • 31st of May, 1972: Football: Ajax win the European Cup after two goals from Cruyff helps them to defeat Internazionale 2-0.
  • 31st of May, 1975: 18-year-old Mona Blades goes missing while hitchhiking in New Zealand.
  • 31st of May, 1979: The Muppet Movie (1979) is released.
  • 31st of May, 1983: The Philadelphia 76ers win the 1983 NBA Finals after they defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 4-0.
  • 31st of May, 1986: The 1986 FIFA World Cup begins in Mexico.
  • 31st of May, 1996: The movie DragonHeart (1996) is released in cinemas.
  • 31st of May, 1996: The Fugees release their song Killing Me Softly with His Song.
  • 31st of May, 2002: The 2002 FIFA World Cup kicks off in South Korea and Japan.
  • 31st of May, 2004: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) is released in movie theaters.
  • 31st of May, 2006: The first episode of reality TV show "The Hills" is aired.
  • 31st of May, 2009: Italian defender Paolo Maldini plays his final game.
  • 31st of May, 2009: George Tiller is murdered by an anti-abortion extremist in Wichita, Kansas.
  • 31st of May, 2017: Trump makes his infamous "covfefe" Tweet.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 31st of May, 1961.

  • 21,494 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,857,081,600 seconds have passed since the 31st of May, 1961.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,166,595,200 times.
  • Since the 31st of May, 1961, earth has travelled approximately 958,254,105,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 309,513,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 159,709,018 steps. That's about 70,982 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,284,979 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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