February 8, 1960 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Congress opens hearings looking into payola

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor".

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

Deaths in History

  • Giles Gilbert Scott, British architect (b. 1880)
  • John Langshaw Austin, British philosopher, (b. 1911)