What Happened on August 24, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • -127°F (-88°C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
  • 21st Venice Film Festival: "Tomorrow Is My Turn" directed by Andre Cayatte wins Golden Lion
  • 60 people die when a bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Cal Ripken, American baseball shortstop (Baltimore Orioles, consecutive game streak), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • David Guillory, jockey
  • Franz Vienboeck, Austrian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13)
  • Kim Christofte, Danish footballer
  • Kris Monaghan, golfer (1990 Red Robin Kyocera Inamori), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Steven W Lindsey, Arcadia California, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 87, sk:95)
  • Takashi Miike, Japanese filmmaker