What Happened on August 1, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Aretha Franklins 1st recording session
  • Benin (Dahomey) gains independence from France
  • Chubby Checker releases "The Twist"
  • Islamabad declared as the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck D, [Chuck Ridenhour], US rapper (Public Enemy)
  • Richard Roeper, American columnist and film critic