What Happened on April 19, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 64th Boston Marathon won by Paavo Kotila of Finland in 2:20:54
  • Baseball uniforms begin displaying players' names on their backs
  • Comiskey Park's famed "exploding" scoreboard begins operating

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Viola, pitcher (Twins, Mets/Cy Young-1988), born in Hempstead, New York
  • Nicoletta Braschi, Italian actress (The Tiger and the Snow)
  • Roger Merrett, Australian footballer