What Happened on August 16, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Britain grants independence to crown colony of Cyprus
  • Joseph Kittinger parachutes from balloon at 31,330 m (84,700')
  • Republic of Congo (Zaire, Dem Rep of Congo) forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Timothy Hutton, Malibu California, actor (Turk 182, Ordinary People)

Famous Deaths

  • Errol Holmes, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for England 1935), dies