What Happened on November 2nd, 1960

Day of Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th String quartet premieres in Leningrad
  • George Weiss, at 66, resigns as GM of NY Yankees

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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.

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey
Paleoanthropologist
Mary Leakey

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Penguin Books cleared of obscenity for publishing DH Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover"

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Roger Maris nips Mickey Mantle as AL MVP, 225-222

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Famous Birthdays

  • 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

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