What Happened on April 13, 1960

Historical Events

  • US Department of Defense places "Transit 1B", 1st navigational satellite, in orbit around Earth

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Casey, Jr., American lawyer and politician (Senator-D-Pennsylvania 2007-), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Olaf Ludwig, German cyclist, born in Gera, Bezirk Gera, East Germany
  • Rudi Völler, German football coach, born in Hanau, West Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Beverly Kenney American jazz singer ("I Hate Rock n' Roll"; "Born To Be Blue"), takes her on life at 28
1960 Highlights

About April 13, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Theme From "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith And His Orchestra
  • UK #1 Song: My Old Man's A Dustman - Lonnie Donegan