On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1960

‘Guinea Pigs’ Befriend Super Surgeon

Historical Events

  • Bert Haanstra wins Oscar for "Glass"

Sports History

Bill Veeck & Chicago Comiskey Park debuts "Exploding Scoreboard"

Famous Birthdays

Ron MacLean

Ron MacLean, Canadian sportscaster (Hockey Night in Canada), born in Zweibrücken, Germany

Famous Deaths

Archibald McIndoe

Archibald McIndoe, New Zealand plastic surgeon pioneer who rehabilitated badly burned Royal Air Force crew during WWII, dies in his sleep of a heart attack at 59 [or 11 April] [1]

1960 Highlights

About April 12, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries