What Happened on August 7, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) gains independence from France
  • Students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches
  • Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

Famous Birthdays

  • David Duchovny, American actor (The X-Files, Californication), born in NYC, New York
  • Jacquie O'Sullivan, rocker (Bananarama-Venus)

Famous Deaths

  • Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60