4th of August, 1961

The 4th of August, 1961, fell on a Friday. Day 216 of 1961. Decade: 1960s.

58 years, 9 months and 21 days have passed since the 4th of August, 1961.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Barack Obama: US President.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 4th of August, 1961:

  • United States: Tossin' And Turnin' - Bobby Lewis
  • United Kingdom: Well I Ask You - Eden Kane

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 4th of August, 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 21 days have passed since the 4th of August, 1961.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 of 1961.
  • Leap Year: 1961 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 4th of August, 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 4th of August, 1961:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 4th of August, 1961, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1961 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 4th of August, 1961 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

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 4th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on the 4th of August, 1961.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 4th of August, 1961 was probably conceived around the 25th of October, 1960. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 4th of August, 1961 is the 14th of May, 1962. (Rough Estimate).

4th of August

Events that have occurred on the 4th of August:


How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 4th of August, 1961.

Videos

Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 4th of August, 1961. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.


NB: If a video is blank, click on the button above to view the next one...

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 4th of August, 1961.

  • 21,479 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,855,785,600 seconds have passed since the 4th of August, 1961.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,165,083,200 times.
  • Since the 4th of August, 1961, earth has travelled approximately 957,585,369,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 309,297,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 159,597,562 steps. That's about 70,932 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,269,427 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Comments

What does the 4th of August, 1961 mean to you? Were you born on this date? Did you finish school? Was this the date that you were married?


Random Dates

A list of random dates that you might be interested in:


Previous Day
3rd of August, 1961