On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1960

Historical Events

  • Cuba buys oil from USSR
  • KPEC TV channel 56 in Lakewood Center-Tacoma, WA (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • Mabry Harper catches a world record 25lb Walleye at Cedar Bluff on the Cumberland River in Tennessee

Famous Birthdays

  • Linford Christie, British athlete (Olympic gold men's 100m 1992), born in Saint Andrew, Jamaica
1960 Highlights

About April 2, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Theme From "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith And His Orchestra
  • UK #1 Song: My Old Man's A Dustman - Lonnie Donegan