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About February 26th, 1961, in brief:

  • Historical events: Hassan II becomes King of Morocco.
  • Day of the week: February 26th, 1961 was a Sunday
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces (in western zodiac), Ox (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Fats Domino, Johnny Cash
  • Moon Phase: First Quarter
  • #1 US song: Calcutta by Lawrence Welk
  • #1 UK song: Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Elvis Presley
  • Popular movie: Posse from Hell directed by Herbert Coleman

More about February 26th, 1961? See below for more news and curiosities on February 26th, 1961.

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What day of the week was February 26, 1961?


February 26, 1961 was a Sunday and it was the 57th day of the year 1961 in the Gregorian calendar.

February 26, 1961 can also be written as 2/26/1961 in the US and as 26/2/1961 in UK and Europe.

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February 26, 1961: What happened on that day?


Here's what happened on February 26, 1961:

  • Hassan ii becomes king of morocco.
  • Marchndashapril ndash drilling for project mohole is undertaken off the coast of guadalupe island, mexico.

February 26, 1961: What were the magazines covers that day?

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February 26, 1961: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?


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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for February 26th is Pisces.

Pisces is the 12th sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between February 19th and March 20th belong to the Pisces sign: discover Pisces personality and who should a Pisces marry.

Babies born in February are either Aquarius or Pisces. People born before February 18th are Aquarius, while people born from February 19th have the sign of Pisces.

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February 26, 1961: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

Ox chinese zodiac sign

The Chinese Zodiac sign for February 26, 1961 is Ox and the associated element is Metal.

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February 26, 1961: What was the moon phase on that day?


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The moon phase on February 26, 1961 was First Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on February 26, 1961 and is determined by the portion of the Moon's illuminated surface that is visible from Earth.

An observer located in New York City on February 26, 1961 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 91% full, rising at 02:20 pm and setting at 04:49 am.

The previous full moon was on Jan 31, 1961 while the next full moon would come on Mar 02, 1961.

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Who was born on February 26, 1961?


Famous people born on February 26, 1961:

  • Virginie Lemoine

    Laurent gerra and laurent gerra are the french hosts of "zap actualities", a french program.

  • Geoff Dunn
  • Louis-Paul Mfédé
  • Thomas Kinne
  • Souleyman Sané
  • Monika Fagerholm

Whose famous birthday is on February 26th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on February 26th:

  • Fats Domino
    Fats Domino

    Fats domino was an influential american musician known for his rhythm and blues hits, including 'ain't that a shame' and 'blueberry hill'.

  • Johnny Cash
    Johnny Cash

    American singer, guitarist and country-western singer.

  • Michael Bolton
    Michael Bolton

    American singer, international star and social activist.

  • Nate Ruess
    Nate Ruess

    Nate ruess is a pop singer known for being the lead vocalist of the band fun.

  • Mark Dacascos
    Mark Dacascos

    American actor and martial artist.

  • Jackie Gleason
    Jackie Gleason

    American comedian.

  • Jennifer Grant
    Jennifer Grant

    American actress, noted family.

  • Madeleine Carroll
    Madeleine Carroll

    British actress, who was a well-bred and gentle leading lady in the '30s & '40s.

  • Tony Randall
    Tony Randall

    American actor, best known for his emmy-winning portrayal of felix unger, the nitpicking felix unger, in "the odd couple", a tv series that...

  • Bill Duke
    Bill Duke

    Actor (bird on a wire and predator).

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How old is someone born on February 26, 1961?


Someone born on February 26, 1961 is:

63 years 3 months old,

or 759 months and 1 day old,

or 3300 weeks and 1 day old,

or 23101 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on February 26, 1961?

There are 275 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Wednesday February 26th 2025.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on February 26, 1961?

You belong to the Baby Boomer Generation if you were born on February 26, 1961.

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February 26, 1961: What famous people died on that day?


Famous people died on February 26, 1961:

  • Karl Albiker

    German sculptor, "problem of the plastic", dies at the age of 83.

  • King Mohammed

    V of morocco (born in 1909).

  • Mohammed V ibn Yusuf

    At 51 years old, the sultan/king of morocco, dies.

  • Mohammed V of Morocco (b. 1909)
  • Muhammad V del Marocco
  • Harry Bannister
  • Uberto de Morpurgo
  • Alberto Galateo
  • Mohamed V
  • Miguel Nicolás Lira
  • Mohammed V du Maroc

What famous deaths happened on February 26th?

Famous deaths on February 26th:

  • Constance Ford
    Constance Ford

    Actress (ada hobson - another world).

  • Hanae Mori

    Pioneering Japanese fashion designer who achieved international acclaim.

  • Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

    Indian independence activist and politician who played a key role in the freedom struggle.

  • Jef Raskin

    Creator of the Macintosh project at Apple.

  • Gabor Szabo

    Influential Hungarian jazz guitarist who blended jazz, pop, and Hungarian music.

  • Kalmen Rosen

    Contributed to the development of computer algorithms and complexity theory.

  • Vinayak Savarkar

    Indian independence activist and politician.

  • Anandi Gopal Joshi

    First Indian female doctor.

  • Lavi Eshkol

    Lavi Eshkol was the third Prime Minister of Israel, serving from 1963 until his death in 1969.

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February 26, 1961: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?


Holidays on February 26, 1961:

  • Blessed Edigna
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Liberation Day in Kuwait (1991).
  • Nation of Islam - Savior's Day - commemoration of the birthdate of Wallace Fard Muhammad, believed to be Allah in human form, the saviour of the black race.

Saints celebrated on February 26, 1961:

  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Saint Victor
  • Saint Alexander of Alexandria
  • Saint Nestor (died 251)
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February 26, 1961: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on February 26, 1961 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week February 20th and February 26th. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).


February 26, 1961: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on February 26, 1961 was Calcutta by Lawrence Welk, according to the music chart for the week February 20th and February 26th.

February 26, 1961: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on February 26, 1961 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week February 20th and February 26th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - Calcutta
  2. - Shop Around
  3. - There's A Moon Out Tonight
  4. - Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
  5. - Pony Time

February 26, 1961: What was the number 1 song in the UK on that day?

The number 1 song in the UK on February 26, 1961 was Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Elvis Presley, according to the music chart for the week February 20th and February 26th.

February 26, 1961: What was the music chart in the UK on that day?

The music chart in the UK on February 26, 1961 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week February 20th and February 26th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - Are You Lonesome Tonight?
  2. - Sailor
  3. - You're Sixteen
  4. - Pepe
  5. - Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes

February 26, 1961: What was the number 1 R&B song on that day?

The number 1 R&B song on February 26, 1961 was Shop Around by The Miracles (featuring Bill "Smokey" Robinson), according to the R&B music chart for the week February 20th and February 26th.

February 26, 1961: What was the R&B music chart on that day?

The R&B music chart on February 26, 1961 is the list of the most popular R&B songs for the week February 20th and February 26th. It included the following Top 5 R&B songs:

  1. - Shop Around
  2. - All In My Mind
  3. - Will You Love Me Tomorrow
  4. - Pony Time
  5. - At Last

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February 26, 1961: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on February 26, 1961 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:

Posse from Hell

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Herbert Coleman

Starring: Audie Murphy, John Saxon, Zohra Lampert, Vic Morrow

Reptilicus

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Sidney W. Pink

Starring: Bent Mejding, Asbjørn Andersen, Povl Wøldike, Ann Smyrner

Country: United States of America

The Canadians

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Burt Kennedy

Starring: Robert Ryan, John Dehner, Torin Thatcher, Burt Metcalfe

Gold of the Seven Saints

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Clint Walker, Roger Moore, Letícia Román, Robert Middleton

Country: United States of America

Mother Joan of the Angels

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Jerzy Kawalerowicz

Starring: Lucyna Winnicka, Mieczyslaw Voit, Anna Ciepielewska, Maria Chwalibóg

February 26, 1961: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on February 26, 1961 were the Televisions Series released on TV close to that day characterized by high ratings, critical acclaim and a large fan base.. They included:

The Treasure Seekers

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Juliet May

Happily Ever After

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Yvan Attal

Boomerang

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Reginald Hudlin

An Enemy of the People

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Cover Girl

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Charles Vidor

February 26, 1961: What were the bestselling books on that day?

The bestselling books on February 26, 1961 were the literary works published close to that day that have achieved notable commercial success, including:

Pomp And Circumstance by Noel Coward

Pomp And Circumstance

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The first novel by the author, a hilarious comedy with absurd dialogue and bizarre situations. This is a wonderfully funny story about the manners and customs of a tropical island.

A Sense Of Values by Sloan Wilson

A Sense Of Values

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A SENSE OF VALUES

The Chess Players by Frances Parkinson Keyes

The Chess Players

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The Chess Players is an historical novel that is based on Paul Morphy's life. He is widely regarded as the first champion of chess in the world and perhaps the greatest chess player.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird

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To Kill A Mockingbird, the unforgettable story of a Southern childhood and the conscience crisis that rocked it became a bestseller immediately and was critically acclaimed when it was published for the first time in 1960.

Advise And Consent by Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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Advice and Consent

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Who was the US President on February 26, 1961?

On February 26, 1961 the US President was John F. Kennedy (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 26, 1961?

On February 26, 1961 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 26, 1961?

On February 26, 1961 the Pope was John XXIII.

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What is special about February 26th?

February 26th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 26th day of the month of February. It is a date that occurs annually and is part of the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used around the world.

Over the years several events happened on February 26th, such as:

  • 2019 - Pakistan reported that indian military aircraft had violated their airspace close to muzaffarabad. they were intercepted and returned by pakistan air force (paf), military aircrafts. in a rush to drop their payload, indian air force aircrafts dropped it near balakot. india claims the incident was an attack on a jaish-e-mohammed camp near balakot as a reprisal to the pulwama attack. (reuters),
  • 2018 - Saudi arabia is opening applications for women to its armed forces for the first time.
  • 2017 - Syrian civil war: the syrian army captures the strategic town tadef from isil south of al-bab. this secures key transport routes in eastern aleppo governorate.

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What happened in 1961?

1961 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16 in AFL championship game
  • Russia introduces a new ruble worth $1.11
  • Supremes signed with Motown Records

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What was the calendar for February 1961?

February 1961 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with February being the 2nd month of the year. This calendar is characterized by 12 months, 365 days in a common year, and 366 days in a leap year, such as 2012.

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