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

Famous Deaths

  • John P "John" Musch, actor/founder (JM), 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? 60 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus