November 4th, 1961.

November 4th, 1961, was a Saturday. It was day 308 of 1961. The decade was the 1960s.

59 years, 6 months and 2 days have passed since November 4th, 1961.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

Born on November 4th, 1961.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Ralph Macchio: Actor.

Music charts.

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

  • United States: Runaround Sue - Dion
  • United Kingdom: Walkin' Back To Happiness - Helen Shapiro

Take me back to November 4th, 1961!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is November 4th, 1961 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song Runaround Sue by Dion is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Walkin' Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro 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. A musical romantic drama film called "West Side Story" is currently being shown in movie theaters. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Tonight Starring Jack Paar", "Wagon Train", "Perry Mason" and "The Untouchables".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Captain Kangaroo", "Dennis the Menace" and "My Three Sons". Popular toys at the moment 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 at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on November 4th, 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 59 years, 6 months and 2 days have passed since November 4th, 1961.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 44 of 1961.
  • Leap Year: 1961 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on November 4th, 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 November 4th, 1961.

  • October 9th, 1961: Baseball: The New York Yankees defeat the Cincinnati Reds by 4-1 to win the 1961 World Series.
  • 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.
  • This date: November 4th, 1961
  • November 8th, 1961: 77 people are killed when Imperial Airlines Flight 201/8 crashes in Richmond, Virginia.
  • November 17th, 1961: The song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is released by doo-wop group the Tokens.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 4th, 1961, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1961 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 4th, 1961 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

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.

  • Hazel - Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on November 4th, 1961.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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
  • 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 4th of November.

  • November 4th, 1957: Tony Abbott (Australian Prime Minister) turned 4 on this day in 1961.
  • November 4th, 1969: Matthew McConaughey (Actor) was born exactly 8 years after this date.
  • November 4th, 1969: Sean Combs (Puff Daddy) (Rapper) was born exactly 8 years after this date.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 4th, 1961.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 4th, 1961 was most likely conceived around the 25th of January, 1961.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 4th, 1961 is close to the 14th of August, 1962.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about November 4th, 1961.

  • A total of 21,734 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,104 weeks have passed.
  • 1,877,814,000 seconds have passed since the November 4th, 1961.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,190,783,000 times.
  • Since November 4th, 1961, the earth has travelled approximately 968,952,024,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 312,969,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 161,492,004 steps. That's about 71,774 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,533,768 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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