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June 6th, 1961.

June 6th, 1961, was a Tuesday. It was day 157 of 1961. The decade was the 1960s.

60 years, 4 months and 19 days have passed since June 6th, 1961.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Born on June 6th, 1961.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 6th, 1961.

  • United States: Running Scared - Roy Orbison
  • United Kingdom: Surrender - Elvis Presley
Play the top hits from 1961.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1961. Take a trip back to the days of Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, The Shirelles, Chubby Checker, Ray Charles and Helen Shapiro.
The Young Savages

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Young Savages" was at the top of the box office on June 6th, 1961.

Take me back to June 6th, 1961!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 6th, 1961 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Running Scared by Roy Orbison is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Surrender by Elvis Presley is the number one hit song. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Young Savages is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Harold Macmillan is the current Prime Minister. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Ernest Hemingway and Marilyn Monroe would be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "You Bet Your Life", "Maverick", "The Twilight Zone" and "The Untouchables".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Mighty Mouse Playhouse", "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends" and "My Three Sons". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Wooly Willy, the Frisbee, the Hula Hoop and Barbie.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on June 6th, 1961.

  • The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    The USA is escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    During this time, the United States was slowly escalating its involvement in the Vietnam War. In May of 1961, President John F. Kennedy ordered helicopters and 400 Green Berets into South Vietnam. Covert operations against the communist forces in the north were also authorized. By 1963, the number of US military personnel in the country had grown to 10,000.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1961?

    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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • West Side Story.

    West Side Story.

    The film "West Side Story" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1961.

  • Henry Mancini - "Moon River"

    Henry Mancini - "Moon River"

    The song "Moon River" by Henry Mancini won a Grammy for 1961's Song of the Year.

  • 1961 in music.

    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.

  • 1961 in movies.

    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.

  • John F. Kennedy.

    John F. Kennedy.

    US President John F. Kennedy was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1961.

  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones.

    During the first half of the 1960s, rotary phones were still the most common type of landline phone. Although push-button telephones did exist at this time, they were relatively uncommon.

  • Tailfins on cars.

    Tailfins on cars.

    Tailfins on cars was a popular style around this time. The design looked futuristic, almost like the twin rudders on the back of an airplane.

  • Greasers.

    Greasers.

    During the 1950s and early 1960s, a popular youth subculture called "greasers" emerged. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants and denim or leather jackets.

  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox.

    During this period, the jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Around this time, teenagers and young adults would hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 60 years, 4 months and 19 days have passed since June 6th, 1961.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 23 of 1961.
  • Leap Year: 1961 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 6th, 1961, will be 60 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1961 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around June 6th, 1961.

  • May 11th, 1961: US President John F. Kennedy orders helicopters and 400 Green Berets into South Vietnam.
  • May 13th, 1961: American actor Gary Cooper dies from cancer at the age of 60.
  • May 21st, 1961: Martial law is imposed in Montgomery, Alabama, following racial violence between whites and blacks.
  • May 25th, 1961: US President John F. Kennedy announces that the United States plans to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.
  • May 31st, 1961: Football: Portuguese side Benfica win the European Cup after they defeat Barcelona 3-2 at the Wankdorf Stadium in Bern, Germany.
  • This date: June 6th, 1961
  • June 8th, 1961: Marvin Gaye releases his debut studio album.
  • June 16th, 1961: Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev requests asylum in France.
  • June 18th, 1961: The final episode of the Western drama series "Gunsmoke" is aired on radio.
  • June 21st, 1961: Walt Disney's romantic comedy film "The Parent Trap" is released in movie theaters.
  • June 22nd, 1961: The war film "The Guns of Navarone" is released in movie theaters.
  • July 2nd, 1961: American novelist Ernest Hemingway commits suicide at the age of 61.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 6th, 1961, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1961 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 6th, 1961 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from June, 1961.

Route 66
Route 66
Adventure crime drama.

The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.

Danger Man
Danger Man
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.

The Untouchables
The Untouchables
American crime drama.

The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
TV series about disturbing or unusual events.

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
American sitcom about a teenager who strives for beautiful women, fancy cars and money.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Rawhide
Rawhide
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.

77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip
Private detective drama series.

Maverick
Maverick
American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Legal drama series.

Wagon Train
Wagon Train
American western series.

Have Gun - Will Travel
Have Gun - Will Travel
American western series.

Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Talk show hosted by Jack Paar.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Cars in 1961.

1961 saw the introduction of cars such as the BMW New Class, the Dodge Lancer, the Toyota Publica, the Ford Thunderbird (third generation), the MG Midget and the Volvo P1800.

Cars in 1961.

Kid's TV shows on June 6th, 1961.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1961.

Davey and Goliath
Davey and Goliath

The Yogi Bear Show
The Yogi Bear Show

Mister Ed
Mister Ed

The Dick Tracy Show
The Dick Tracy Show

King Leonardo and His Short Subjects
King Leonardo and His Short Subjects

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

The Flintstones
The Flintstones

My Three Sons
My Three Sons

Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends

Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

The Rifleman
The Rifleman

The Huckleberry Hound Show
The Huckleberry Hound Show

Leave It to Beaver
Leave It to Beaver

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show

Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1961.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1961.

Ken (doll)
Ken (doll)

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Astrobase
Astrobase

Troll doll
Troll doll

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

Barbie
Barbie

Playpal dolls
Playpal dolls

Crater Critters
Crater Critters

Fisher Price Little People
Fisher Price Little People

The Hula Hoop
The Hula Hoop

Metal House robots
Metal House robots

The Frisbee
The Frisbee

Wooly Willy
Wooly Willy

BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1961.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out June 6th, 1967 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on June 6th.

Diego Velazquez

Painter. Deceased
Born on June 6th, 1599
He was not alive on this date.

Paul Giamatti

Actor.
Born on June 6th, 1967
He was born exactly 6 years after this date.

Judith Barsi

Child actress. Deceased
Born on June 6th, 1978
She was born exactly 17 years after this date.

nigahiga

Youtube personality.
Born on June 6th, 1990
He was born exactly 29 years after this date.

DeAndre Hopkins

NFL player.
Born on June 6th, 1992
He was born exactly 31 years after this date.

US President.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on June 6th, 1961.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 6th, 1961.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 6th, 1961 was most likely conceived around the 27th of August, 1960.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 6th, 1961 is close to the 16th of March, 1962.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 6th, 1961.

  • A total of 22,056 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,150 weeks have passed.
  • 1,905,638,400 seconds have passed since the June 6th, 1961.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,223,244,800 times.
  • Since June 6th, 1961, the earth has travelled approximately 983,309,414,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 317,606,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 163,884,902 steps. That's about 72,838 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,867,661 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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