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September 7th, 1961.

September 7th, 1961, was a Thursday. It was day 250 of 1961. The decade was the 1960s.

59 years, 8 months and 3 days have passed since September 7th, 1961.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 7th, 1961.

  • United States: Michael - Highwaymen
  • United Kingdom: Johnny Remember Me - John Leyton

Take me back to September 7th, 1961!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is September 7th, 1961 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves.

In America, the song Michael by Highwaymen is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton is the number one hit song. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is currently the President of the United States and Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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 "What's My Line?", "The Danny Thomas Show", "Danger Man" and "The Andy Griffith Show". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Huckleberry Hound Show", "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" and "Mister Ed". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Crater Critters, Troll doll, Astrobase and Etch A Sketch.

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 September 7th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 59 years, 8 months and 3 days have passed since September 7th, 1961.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 36 of 1961.
  • Leap Year: 1961 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 7th, 1961, will be 59 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1961 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around September 7th, 1961.

  • August 13th, 1961: Construction of the Berlin Wall begins.
  • August 31st, 1961: Ann Marie Burr (8) goes missing from her home in Tacoma, Washington.
  • This date: September 7th, 1961
  • September 10th, 1961: 15 people are killed when German F1 driver Wolfgang von Trips crashes into a stand in Monza, Italy.
  • September 18th, 1961: UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld is killed in an air crash in Northern Rhodesia.
  • September 28th, 1961: The first episode of the sitcom "Hazel", starring Shirley Booth, is aired on TV.
  • October 1st, 1961: Elvis Presley releases his song "Can't Help Falling in Love".

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 7th, 1961, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1961 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 7th, 1961 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

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 September 7th, 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

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 7th of September.

US President.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on September 7th, 1961.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 7th, 1961.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 7th, 1961 was most likely conceived around the 28th of November, 1960.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 7th, 1961 is close to the 17th of June, 1962.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 7th, 1961.

  • A total of 21,795 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,113 weeks have passed.
  • 1,883,088,000 seconds have passed since the September 7th, 1961.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,196,936,000 times.
  • Since September 7th, 1961, the earth has travelled approximately 971,673,408,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 313,848,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 161,945,568 steps. That's about 71,976 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,597,056 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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