Are you not curious to find out some fun facts about your birthday? Find out ‘what happened on my birthday’ and what was the number one song on your day of birth. Know the meaning of your birth and which celebrity shares your special day! (Sponsored link)
1960 Historical Event(s)
- January 23, 1960 – The bathyscaphe USS Trieste breaks a depth record by descending to 10,911 m (35,798 feet) in the Pacific Ocean.
- January 26, 1960 – Danny Heater sets a worldwide high school basketball scoring record when he records 135 points for Burnsville High School (West Virginia)
- January 28, 1960 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rat in Chinese astrology.
- January 30, 1960 – The African National Party is founded in Chad, through the merger of traditionalist parties.
- February 16, 1960 – The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton begins Operation Sandblast, setting sail from New London, Connecticut, to begin the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.
- February 29, 1960 – An earthquake in Morocco kills over 3,000 people and nearly destroys Agadir in the southern part of the country.
- March 9, 1960 – Dr. Belding Hibbard Scribner implants for the first time a shunt he invented into a patient, which allows the patient to receive hemodialysis on a regular basis.
- April 13, 1960 – The United States launches Transit 1-B, the world’s first satellite navigation system.
- September 14, 1960 – Congo Crisis: With CIA help, Mobutu Sese Seko seizes power in a military coup, suspending parliament and the constitution.
- November 2, 1960 – Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the Lady Chatterley’s Lover case
Who Were Born On 1960?
- January 29, 1960 – Steve Sax, American baseball player
- February 8, 1960 – Benigno Aquino III, Philippine President
- March 8, 1960 – Max Metzker, Australian swimmer
- July 2, 1960 – Terry Rossio, American screenwriter
- July 8, 1960 – Mal Meninga, Australian rugby league footballer
- July 22, 1960 – Jon Oliva, American vocalist and keyboardist (Savatage)
- August 23, 1960 – Gary Hoey, American Guitarist
- September 16, 1960 – Jayne Brook, American actress
- October 17, 1960 – Rob Marshall, American director
- December 3, 1960 – Igor Larionov, Russian ice hockey player