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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 and 13 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.

  • Carole Baskin: Animal rights activist.

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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Jack Benny Program", "The Danny Thomas Show", "Gunsmoke" and "The Andy Griffith Show". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mighty Mouse Playhouse", "Mister Ed", "The Yogi Bear Show" and "Davey and Goliath".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Crater Critters, Astrobase, Etch A Sketch and Ken (doll).

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 and 13 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.

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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.

  • 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.

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
  • 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

Popular toys and games in 1961.

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

  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch
  • Astrobase
  • Troll doll
  • Crater Critters

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 notable people who were born on the 6th of June.

  • June 6th, 1599: Diego Velazquez (Painter) (Deceased)
  • June 6th, 1967: Paul Giamatti (Actor) was born exactly 6 years after this date.
  • June 6th, 1990: nigahiga (Youtube personality) was born exactly 29 years after this date.
  • June 6th, 1992: DeAndre Hopkins (NFL player) 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 21,928 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,132 weeks have passed.
  • 1,894,579,200 seconds have passed since the June 6th, 1961.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,210,342,400 times.
  • Since June 6th, 1961, the earth has travelled approximately 977,602,867,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 315,763,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 162,933,811 steps. That's about 72,415 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,734,950 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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