On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1960

Historical Events

  • Baseball uniforms begin displaying players' names on their backs
  • Comiskey Park's famed "exploding" scoreboard begins operating

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Viola, American baseball pitcher (Twins, Mets/Cy Young-1988), born in Hempstead, New York
  • Nicoletta Braschi, Italian actress (The Tiger and the Snow), born in Cesena, Italy
  • Roger Merrett, Australian rules footballer
1960 Highlights

About April 19, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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