On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1960

Historical Events

  • Guy Carawan sings "We Shall Overcome" to a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Raleigh - popularising the song as a protest anthem
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), organizes at Shaw U

Famous Birthdays

  • Marvin Clyde Goodwin, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Pedro Delgado, Spanish cyclist, born in Segovia, Castile and León, Spain

Person of interestPhilippe of Belgium

Philippe of Belgium, King of the Belgians (2013-), born in Brussels, Belgium

King of Belgium Philippe of Belgium
King of Belgium
Philippe of Belgium

1960 Highlights

About April 15, 1960

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

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