June 25th, 1961

June 25th, 1961, fell on a Sunday. It was day 176 of 1961. The decade was the 1960s.

59 years, 0 months and 12 days have passed since June 25th, 1961.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Ricky Gervais: Comedian / Actor.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 25th, 1961:

  • United States: Moody River - Pat Boone
  • United Kingdom: Surrender - Elvis Presley

Take Me Back!

The date is June 25th, 1961 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Moody River by Pat Boone 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.

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. The films "The Guns of Navarone" and "The Parent Trap" are currently being shown in movie theaters. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza", "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" and "Danger Man".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Leave It to Beaver", "The Rifleman", "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" and "Davey and Goliath". Popular toys include the likes of "Crater Critters", "Astrobase", "Etch A Sketch" and "Ken (doll)".


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 June 25th, 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 59 years, 0 months and 12 days have passed since June 25th, 1961.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 25 of 1961.
  • Leap Year: 1961 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 25th, 1961, will be 59 years of age.
  • People born in 1961 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around June 25th, 1961:

  • May 31st, 1961: Football: Portuguese side Benfica win the European Cup after they defeat Barcelona 3-2 at the Wankdorf Stadium in Bern, Germany.
  • June 16th, 1961: Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev requests asylum in France.
  • July 8th, 1961: 108 people are killed by a mine explosion in Czechoslovakia.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 25th, 1961, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1961 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: June 25th, 1961 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Wagon Train - American western series.
  • Have Gun - Will Travel - American western series.

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 25th of June:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on June 25th, 1961.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on June 25th, 1961 was probably conceived around the 15th of September, 1960. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 25th, 1961 is the 4th of April, 1962. (Rough Estimate).

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about June 25th, 1961.

  • 21,562 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,862,956,800 seconds have passed since the June 25th, 1961.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,173,449,600 times.
  • Since June 25th, 1961, earth has travelled approximately 961,285,708,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 310,492,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 160,214,285 steps. That's about 71,206 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,355,482 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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