On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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