October 3rd, 1961

October 3rd, 1961, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 276 of 1961. The decade was the 1960s.

58 years, 10 months and 6 days have passed since October 3rd, 1961.



Fictional Date

October 3rd, 1961 has been mentioned in a movie, book or television series:

  • X-Files: Special Agent Fox Mulder is born.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 3rd, 1961:

  • United States: Take Good Care Of My Baby - Bobby Vee
  • United Kingdom: Kon-Tiki - Shadows

Take Me Back!

The date is October 3rd, 1961 and it's a Tuesday. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear.

In America, the song Take Good Care Of My Baby by Bobby Vee is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Kon-Tiki by Shadows 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Have Gun - Will Travel", "Perry Mason", "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" and "The Untouchables". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Rifleman", "Dennis the Menace", "Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse" and "Mister Ed".

Popular toys include the likes of "Crater Critters", "Troll doll", "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 October 3rd, 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, 10 months and 6 days have passed since October 3rd, 1961.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 1961.
  • Leap Year: 1961 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 3rd, 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 October 3rd, 1961:

  • September 10th, 1961: 15 people are killed when German F1 driver Wolfgang von Trips crashes into a stand in Monza, Italy.
  • October 12th, 1961: New Zealand abolishes the death penalty.
  • October 30th, 1961: Tsar Bomba: The Soviet Union detonates a 58-megaton hydrogen bomb over Novaya Zemlya.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 3rd, 1961, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1961 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 3rd, 1961 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

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.

"Top Cat" - "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 3rd of October:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 3rd of October:

  • German Unity Day

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on October 3rd, 1961.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 3rd, 1961 was probably conceived around the 24th of December, 1960. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 3rd, 1961 is the 13th of July, 1962. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 3rd, 1961.

  • 21,495 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,857,168,000 seconds have passed since the October 3rd, 1961.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,166,696,000 times.
  • Since October 3rd, 1961, earth has travelled approximately 958,298,688,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 309,528,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 159,716,448 steps. That's about 70,985 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,286,016 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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