8th of June, 1961

The 8th of June, 1961, fell on a Thursday. Day 159 of 1961. Decade: 1960s.

58 years, 8 months and 19 days have passed since the 8th of June, 1961.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 8th of June, 1961:

  • United States: Running Scared - Roy Orbison
  • 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 8th of June, 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, 8 months and 19 days have passed since the 8th of June, 1961.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 23 of 1961.
  • Leap Year: 1961 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 8th of June, 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 8th of June, 1961:

  • 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.
  • 16th of June, 1961: Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev requests asylum in France.
  • 8th of July, 1961: 108 people are killed by a mine explosion in Czechoslovakia.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 8th of June, 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 8th of June, 1961 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.

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 8th of June:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on the 8th of June, 1961.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 8th of June, 1961 was probably conceived around the 29th of August, 1960. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 8th of June, 1961 is the 18th of March, 1962. (Rough Estimate).

8th of June

Events that have occurred on the 8th of June:


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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 8th of June, 1961.

  • 21,448 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,853,110,800 seconds have passed since the 8th of June, 1961.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,161,962,600 times.
  • Since the 8th of June, 1961, earth has travelled approximately 956,205,172,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 308,851,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 159,367,529 steps. That's about 70,830 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,237,330 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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