This is an in-depth look at all the compelling facts about August 24, 1961 🗓️ that most people don't 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 must-know 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 go.
📅 Day of Week
August 24th in 1961 was a Thursday and was the 236th day of the 8th month of 1961 in the Georgian calendar. It was also the 85th day of Summer and there was 8 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 85th day of Summer
⏳ This date was 22,019 days ago
🪐 Zodiac sign for this date is Virgo
🗓️ August 24, 1961 was a Thursday
📆 In 2022, August 24 is on a Thursday
→ August 24, 1961 in Roman numerals: VIII XXIV MCMLXI (mm dd yyyy)
🎉 My Birthday
You were born in the Summer of 1961 on a Thursday. You are 60 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 7,340 days or 20.11 years. This equals to about 33% of your life. There were 746 🌖 full moons after you were born up to this day.
⏱️ You are 31,707,793 minutes old
⏳ You have been alive: 528,463 hours
⭐️ You’ve been alive
🌌 Your birth sign is Virgo
🐂 You were born in the Year of the Ox
→ Age on next birthday: 61 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, 24 and 1961, which reveal that your Life Path number is 4. Your zodiac sign is Virgo with a ruling planet Mercury. 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 Friday and your 62nd birthday will be on a Thursday. 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 May 2, 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 24 in 1961 have an zodiac sign of Virgo ♍. Virgos pay huge attention to detail; making them analytical, hardworking and well-organised. This can be their downfall, though. Virgos are often overly critical of themselves, putting themselves under huge pressure to achieve the best results possible.
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 Virgo is Mercury. 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 critical to understanding your horoscope.
The smallest and innermost planet of the solar system, Mercury is named after the Roman deity who served as a messenger to the gods. Within astrology, Mercury symbolizes communication. Mercury is about your communication style, how you think, how you solve problems, how you learn, what you're curious about, and some of your general interests.
🪐 Zodiac sign: Virgo – ♍
🐂 Zodiac animal: Ox
🌌 Ruling Planet: Mercury ☿
🔥 Zodiac Element: Fire
→ Zodiac Quality: Mutable
🚶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 24, 1961, your Life Path number is 4. The Life Path 4 suggests that you entered this plane with a natural genius for planning, fixing, building, and somehow, with practical application and cerebral excellence, making things work. Fours are orderly and methodical and base their lives in logic. The value of fours are structure, discipline, health, while the challenges are to balance your ambitions with your need for security.
🎵 Your birthday song
The number one song in the US on the day of your birth was "Wooden Heart" by Joe Dowell. (Billboard Hot 100 – August 24, 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 "Get Down Tonight" by KC And The Sunshine Band. On your 18th birthday the number one song was "My Sharona" by The Knack, 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 24, 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 24
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 24th
Below are some of the most important events that happened on August 24, 1961.
79 – Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Roman Pompeii and Herculaneum, 15,000 die.
410 – Rome overrun by Visigoths under Alaric I for the first time in nearly 800 years, seen as the fall of the Western Roman Empire.
1516 – Battle of Marj Dabiq: Ottoman forces decisively beat the Mamluk Sultanate.
🏆 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 24, 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 Tanzanite, Turquoise, Zircon and Topaz.
🌼 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
'Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.' - Coco Chanel
👌 FUN FACT: How do you say 'Happy Birthday' in Italian? 'Buon compleanno'.
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💬 Birthday messages
'No wise man ever wished to be younger.
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It’s my birthday wishes
'For you on your birthday, I wish you a lifetime of happiness, a smaller amount of worries, and a boat load of big dreams coming true.'
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