February 29, 1960 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st playboy club, featuring bunnies, opens in Chicago

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • Agadir earthquake in Morocco kills a third of the population (12,000-15,000)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

JFK makes "missile gap" the presidential campaign issue

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

Birthdays in History

  • Richard Ramirez, El Paso, Texas, serial killer (Night Stalker)
  • Tony Robbins, American motivational speaker

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Melvin Purvis, American FBI Agent, dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 56

FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis