On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 1960

Historical Events

  • 1st underwater launching of Polaris missile

Music History

American record company Motown, founded by Berry Gordy Jr., is incorporated as Motown Record Corporation

Founder of Motown Records and Songwriter Berry Gordy
Founder of Motown Records and Songwriter
Berry Gordy

Music Premiere

Lee Adams and Charles Strouse's musical "Bye Bye Birdie", starring Dick Van Dyke, Chita Rivera, and Dick Gautier, opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC; runs for 607 performances

  • Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: Montreal Canadiens beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-0 for a 4 game sweep; 5th consecutive title

Famous Birthdays

Brad Garrett

Brad Garrett [Gerstenfeld], American actor and comedian (Everybody Loves Raymond), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Brian Forster, American child actor and fictional drummer (Partridge Family - "Chris" the second one), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Pat Symcox, cricketer (South African off-spinner 1993- )
1960 Highlights

About April 14, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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