16th of June, 1961

The 16th of June, 1961, fell on a Friday. Day 167 of 1961. Decade: 1960s.

58 years, 9 months and 16 days have passed since the 16th of June, 1961.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 16th of June, 1961:

  • Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev requests asylum in France.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 16th of June, 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 16th 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, 9 months and 16 days have passed since the 16th of June, 1961.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 24 of 1961.
  • Leap Year: 1961 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 16th 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 16th 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.
  • 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 16th 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 16th 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 16th 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 16th of June, 1961.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 16th of June, 1961 was probably conceived around the 6th of September, 1960. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 16th of June, 1961 is the 26th of March, 1962. (Rough Estimate).

16th of June

Events that have occurred on the 16th of June:

  • 16th of June, 1970: American football player Brian Piccolo passes away from cancer at the age of 26.
  • 16th of June, 1972: 108 people are killed in France when two passenger trains collide with the debris of a collapsed tunnel.
  • 16th of June, 2009: The once-popular social network MySpace announces that it is laying off 30 percent of its staff.
  • 16th of June, 2015: Billionaire Donald Trump announces his candidacy for President of the United States.
  • 16th of June, 2015: E3 2015 takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
  • 16th of June, 1959: Actor George Reeves commits suicide at his home in Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles.
  • 16th of June, 1989: Ghostbusters II (1989) is released.
  • 16th of June, 1995: Batman Forever (1995), starring Val Kilmer, is released.
  • 16th of June, 1996: The Chicago Bulls win the 1996 NBA Finals after they defeat the Seattle SuperSonics 4-2.
  • 16th of June, 1997: Will Smith releases his song "Men in Black".
  • 16th of June, 1999: The animated movie Tarzan (1999) is released in movie theaters.
  • 16th of June, 2000: The movie Shaft (2000), starring Samuel L. Jackson, is released in cinemas.
  • 16th of June, 2006: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) is released.
  • 16th of June, 2010: AOL sell social networking website Bebo to Criterion Capital Partners.
  • 16th of June, 2011: Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner resigns following a "sexting scandal."
  • 16th of June, 2016: The Golden State Warriors win the 2015 NBA Finals after they defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-2.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 16th of June, 1961.

  • 21,475 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,855,440,000 seconds have passed since the 16th of June, 1961.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,164,680,000 times.
  • Since the 16th of June, 1961, earth has travelled approximately 957,407,040,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 309,240,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 159,567,840 steps. That's about 70,919 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,265,280 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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