This is an in-depth look at all the fascinating facts about August 12, 1961 🗓️ that you should know. If your birthday is on this date, prepare to get your mind blown 🤯.
Among the information you’ll find below: western astrology zodiac sign & symbol meanings, your zodiac animal and its characteristics, numerology, as well as interesting things that happened when you were born – from most important world and sporting events to the most popular song on your birthday, #1 movie in theaters, your birthstone, celebrities who share your date of birth and a lot more!
We hope this page will help you understand yourself better. Let’s begin.
📅 Day of Week
August 12th in 1961 was a Saturday and was the 224th day of the 8th month of 1961 in the Georgian calendar. It was also the 73rd day of Summer and there was 20 days left until Fall (autumn). The next time you can reuse 1961 calendar will be in 2023. Both calendars will be exactly the same.
⭐️ 3rd quarter of the year
⚡️ The 73rd day of Summer
⏳ This date was 21,895 days ago
🪐 Zodiac sign for this date is Leo
🗓️ August 12, 1961 was a Saturday
📆 In 2021, August 12 is on a Friday
→ August 12, 1961 in Roman numerals: VIII XII MCMLXI (mm dd yyyy)
🎉 My Birthday
You were born in the Summer of 1961 on a Saturday. You are 59 years old, and according to the Chineze Zodiac, it was the Year of the Ox. You have been alive for . If you have been sleeping 8 hours daily since birth, then you have slept a total of 7,298 days or 20 years. This equals to about 33% of your life. There were 742 🌖 full moons after you were born up to this day.
⏱️ You are 31,529,700 minutes old
⏳ You have been alive: 525,495 hours
⭐️ You’ve been alive
🌌 Your birth sign is Leo
🐂 You were born in the Year of the Ox
→ Age on next birthday: 60 years old
Being born in 1961 makes you a part of Baby Boomers Generation. There are six different generations: G.I. Generation, Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z. The generation you are born into makes an impact on your life.
Baby boomer refers to a member of the demographically large generation born between the end of WWII and the mid-1960s.
Your birthday numbers are 8, 12 and 1961, which reveal that your Life Path number is 1. Your zodiac sign is Leo with a ruling planet Sun. Your birthstone is the Peridot and Sardonyx, and your birth flower is the Gladiolus.
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🎊🎈 Next Birthday
Your next birthday is in . Your birthday will be on a Sunday and your 61st birthday will be on a Friday. Below is a countdown to your next birthday. It’s accurate and is automatically updated.
⏰ FUN FACT: Your first billionth (1,000,000,000) second was on April 20, 1993.
🪐 What’s my zodiac sign?
There are 12 astrological signs, also known as signs of the zodiac, each with its own set of strengths, challenges, moods, patterns, relationships, and more. Your zodiac sign reflects the position of the sun when you were born and is the biggest influence on your life and personality in Astrology.
People who are born on August 12 in 1961 have an zodiac sign of Leo ♌. Leos love the limelight. They are are creative and funny, and what's more, they ooze passion.
According to Chinese Zodiac calendar, being born in 1961 means your zodiac animal is a Ox. The Chinese zodiac is based on a 12-year cycle, with each year in a cycle related to an animal sign. A zodiac system has existed in Chinese culture for more than 2,000 years ago. Much like zodiac signs, the Chinese zodiac animal has attributes and significance attached. The animal ruling a person birth year has a great influence on personality, and destiny.
People born in the year of the Ox are persistent and straightforward. They have strong faith and can be seen as stubborn in their old ways. This year (2021) is the year of the Ox.
The ruling planet of Leo is Sun. There are 10 major planets, each represent a different set of qualities and characteristics, and rule over a different part of our lives — each bringing with them their own unique vibes. Knowing the planets and their effects on your life is just as important as knowing your sign. They all affect us differently, and knowing the areas of life they govern is important to understanding your horoscope.
The Sun is the most important planet. It is your ego, your motivation, your interests, your basic likes and dislikes, your vitality, and how you express and identify yourself. The Sun is connected to the Masculine and your father.
🪐 Zodiac sign: Leo – ♌
🐂 Zodiac animal: Ox
🌌 Ruling Planet: Sun ☉
🔥 Zodiac Element: Fire
→ Zodiac Quality: Fixed
🚶Life Path number
The Life Path number is similar to your zodiac sign. These numbers are used to offer insight into your greater purpose, including strengths, weaknesses, personality, talents, and ambitions. Your Life Path number also exposes the tone of your experiences, and why events occur past, present, and future.
If you were born on August 12, 1961, your Life Path number is 1. The Life Path 1 suggests that you entered this plane with skills allowing you to become a leader type rather easily. The number one is a spiritual and primal force. If you are a One then you are aggressive and energetic. The values of ones are individuality, independence, autonomy, while the challenges are to develop a voice of your own and a greater sense of self-confidence.
🎵 Your birthday song
The number one song in the US on the day of your birth was "Tossin' And Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis. (Billboard Hot 100 – August 12, 1961). Ask your parents if they remember this song.
According to a internet myth the song that was topping the charts on your 14th birthday is the one that defines your entire life. The #1 song on your 14th birthday was "Jive Talkin'" by Bee Gees. On your 18th birthday the number one song was "Good Times" by Chic, and on your 21st birthday it was "Eye Of The Tiger" by Survivor.
🎁 Celebrity birthdays on this day
Below are famous people and celebrities born on August 12, 1961. We could not find a celebrity that shares a birthday with you. However, we update our database constantly, and invite you to check back later to see if we found someone with the same birthday..
🎄 Holidays on August 12
No major holidays found for this date.
🌎 The world on this day
John F. Kennedy (Democratic) was the president of the United States and the world population was approximately 3.09 billion, according to census.gov.
Generations can be hard to define. We tend to combine huge groups of people into arbitrary categories based on the decades in which they were born and the presumably shared set of cultural traits that shaped their lives and experiences.
The Sixties dominated by the Vietnam War, Civil Rights Protests, the 60s also saw the assassinations of US President John F Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Cuban Missile Crisis, and finally ended on a good note when the first man is landed on the moon.
There were an estimated 109,557,830 babies born throughout the world in 1961. In 1961, the most popular baby name was Mary for girls and Michael for boys, according to Social Security Administration.
The most popular movie in 1961 was West Side Story directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise starring Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer.
📜 Historical events on August 12th
Below are some of the most important events that happened on August 12, 1961.
1121 – Battle of Didgori: the Georgian army under King David the Builder wins a decisive victory over the famous Seljuk commander Ilghazi.
1480 – Battle of Otranto - Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam.
1851 – American inventor Isaac Singer patents the sewing machine.
🏆 Sports in 1961
New York Yankees beat Cincinnati Reds (4 - 1)
Boston Celtics beat St. Louis Hawks (4 - 1)
Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings (4 - 2)
In the 1961 U.S. National Championships, Roy Emerson defeated Rod Laver (7-5, 6-3, 6-2) to win men's singles title. Darlene Hard beat Ann Haydon Jones (6-3, 6-4) to become U.S. National Championships women's singles champion.
In the 1961 Wimbledon Championships, Rod Laver defeated Chuck McKinley (6-3, 6-1, 6-4) to win men's singles title. Angela Mortimer beat Christine Truman (4-6, 6-4, 7-5) to become Wimbledon women's singles champion.
In the 1961 Australian Championships, Roy Emerson defeated Rod Laver (1-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4) to win men's singles title. Margaret Smith beat Jan Lehane (6-1, 6-4) to become Australian Championships women's singles champion.
Birthstones are gems that are associated with a birth month, each stone has a unique meaning and significance.
The birthstone for August 12, 1961 is Peridot and Sardonyx. Peridot symbolizes strength. Peridot is sometimes called "the evening emerald" for its light green color and resonance with the other realms. The birthstone for this year (2021) is Ruby.
🌼 Birth flower
Everyone knows about their zodiac sign, but few people are familiar with their birth flower. In the same way that we have a unique birthstone associated with each month, every month has a birth flower that has its own special meaning.
The birth flower for August is Gladiolus. The name Gladiolus comes from the Latin 'gladius', meaning 'sword'. The name in fact is a reference to the sword-swinging gladiators of ancient Rome. Gladioli are said to embody strength, generosity and moral integrity.
🍾 It’s my birthday quotes
'Go, go, go, go go, go, go, shawty. It's your birthday. We gon' party like it's yo birthday.' - 50 Cent
👌 FUN FACT: How do you say 'Happy Birthday' in Spanish? 'Feliz cumpleaños'.
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💬 Birthday messages
'As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two. Happy birthday!'
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It’s my birthday wishes
'Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years. Happy birthday!'
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