Today in History for 2nd November 1960

Day of Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 5

- Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th String quartet premieres in Leningrad
- George Weiss, at 66, resigns as GM of NY Yankees
- Mary Leakey and her team discover the first fossils of Homo habilis, an early human ancestor, at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Homo habilis is thought to be one of the earliest species to make stone tools and lived between 1.4 and 2.3 million years ago.
- Penguin Books cleared of obscenity for publishing DH Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover"
- Roger Maris nips Mickey Mantle as AL MVP, 225-222

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 7 of 7

- Adam Lingner, NFL center (Buffalo Bills)
- Bruce Baumgartner, Haledon NJ, wrestler (Oly-gold/br-84, 88, 92, 96)
- Mardi Jacquet, Chateauroux California, playmate (October, 1980)
- Robert Harold Lohr, Cincinnati OH, PGA golfer (1988 Walt Disney)
- Rosalyn Nideffer, Durban South Africa, tennis star (1993 Futures-Midland MI)
- Saïd Aquita, Morocco, 5K runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
- Tihomir Blaškić, Croatian war criminal

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 1 of 1

- Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek/US conductor/composer, dies at 64

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