On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1960

Historical Events

  • 14th Tony Awards: "Miracle Worker" and "Fiorello!" win
  • Heavy earthquake strikes South Persia, 500 killed
  • Record 4 grand slams hit today

Famous Birthdays

Paula Yates

Paula Yates, English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), born in London (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

  • Johannes "Jan" Musch, Dutch actor (Dead Water), dies at 84
  • Max von Laue, German physicist who discovered the diffraction of X-rays by crystals, dies at 80
1960 Highlights

About April 24, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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