On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 1960

Historical Events

  • "Bye Bye Birdie" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 607 performances
  • 1st underwater launching of Polaris missile

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Record Company Owner Berry Gordy
Record Company Owner
Berry Gordy
  • 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


Person of interestBrad Garrett

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

  • Brian Forster, American child actor and musician (Partridge Family - Chris Partridge), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Pat Symcox, cricketer (South African off-spinner 1993- )

Famous Deaths

  • Archibald McIndoe, plastic surgeon, dies
1960 Highlights

About April 14, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries