This is an in-depth look at all the fascinating facts about May 2, 1961 🗓️ that most don't know. If you were born 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 major 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 start.
📅 Day of Week
May 2nd in 1961 was a Tuesday and was the 122nd day of the 5th month of 1961 in the Georgian calendar. It was also the 63rd day of Spring and there was 30 days left until Summer. The next time you can reuse 1961 calendar will be in 2023. Both calendars will be exactly the same.
⭐️ 2nd quarter of the year
⚡️ The 63rd day of Spring
⏳ This date was 21,922 days ago
🪐 Zodiac sign for this date is Taurus
🗓️ May 2, 1961 was a Tuesday
📆 In 2022, May 2 is on a Tuesday
→ May 2, 1961 in Roman numerals: V II MCMLXI (mm dd yyyy)
🎉 My Birthday
You were born in the Spring of 1961 on a Tuesday. 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 7,307 days or 20.02 years. This equals to about 33% of your life. There were 743 🌖 full moons after you were born up to this day.
⏱️ You are 31,567,902 minutes old
⏳ You have been alive: 526,131 hours
⭐️ You’ve been alive
🌌 Your birth sign is Taurus
🐂 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 5, 2 and 1961, which reveal that your Life Path number is 6. Your zodiac sign is Taurus with a ruling planet Venus. Your birthstone is the Emerald, and your birth flower is the Lily of the valley.
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🎊🎈 Next Birthday
Your next birthday is in . Your birthday will be on a Wednesday and your 62nd birthday will be on a Tuesday. 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 January 8, 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 May 2 in 1961 have an zodiac sign of Taurus ♉. Taurus are reliable, practical and patient. They like to work with their hands and will spend as much time on any given task as is necessary.
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 Taurus is Venus. 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.
Venus governs your romantic relationships, who you attract, how you attract them, your social skills, how affectionate you are, what you consider beautiful, what you want in a partner, and how you interact with others. It also oversees money – both spending and receiving (earning).
Venus is a planet of luck and good fortune, but not as much as Jupiter. It is always found in the same sign as your Sun, or the two signs directly before or after.
If you were born when Venus was retrograde, you're most comfortable around the people you know. Your finances might be limited when you're younger, but will increase as you age. The same rules apply to your love life as to your finances.
If you were born when Venus was stationary, you have a very active social life, finding love is very important, and you have the potential for financial success.
🪐 Zodiac sign: Taurus – ♉
🐂 Zodiac animal: Ox
🌌 Ruling Planet: Venus ♀
🌎 Zodiac Element: Earth
→ 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 May 2, 1961, your Life Path number is 6. The Life Path 6 suggests that you entered this plane with tools to become the ultimate nurturer, and a beacon for truth, justice, righteousness, and domesticity. Nicknamed the motherhood number, the Six is a fixer. However, you possess all of the skills to handle this challenge. The values of sixes are responsibility, family, long-term goals, while the challenges: to make your home comfortable for yourself and others.
🎵 Your birthday song
The number one song in the US on the day of your birth was "Runaway" by Del Shannon. (Billboard Hot 100 – May 2, 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 "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)" by Tony Orlando & Dawn. On your 18th birthday the number one song was "Reunited" by Peaches & Herb, and on your 21st birthday it was "Chariots Of Fire - Titles" by Vangelis.
🎁 Celebrity birthdays on this day
Below are famous people and celebrities born on May 2, 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 May 2
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 May 2nd
Below are some of the most important events that happened on May 2, 1961.
1945 – More than 1,000,000 German soldiers officially surrender to the Western Allies in Italy and Austria.
1945 – World War II: Battle of Berlin ends as Soviet army takes Berlin and General Weidling surrenders.
1949 – Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman".
🏆 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 May 2, 1961 is Emerald. Emerald was one of Cleopatra's favorite gems. She used emeralds to increase the power of her magnetism and inspire devotion. The birthstone for this year (2021) is Emerald.
🌼 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 May is Lily of the valley. Lily of the valley is said to represent purity, humility and sweetness. It also symbolizes a 'return to happiness'.
🍾 It’s my birthday quotes
'It takes a long time to become young.' - Pablo Picasso
👌 FUN FACT: How do you say 'Happy Birthday' in Spanish? 'Feliz cumpleaños'.
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💬 Birthday messages
'Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.'
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It’s my birthday wishes
'A wish for you on your birthday, whatever you ask may you receive, whatever you seek may you find, whatever you wish may it be fulfilled on your birthday and always. Happy birthday!'
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