On This Day

What Happened on April 28, 1960

Historical Events

  • Webster and Fain's musical "Christine", based on Hilda Wernher's novel "My Indian Family", opens at 46th St Theater, NYC; runs for 12 performances
  • WIPM TV channel 3 in Mayaguez, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Elena Kagan, American Supreme Court Judge (2010-), born in NYC, New York
  • Ian Rankin, Scottish novelist
  • Joel H. Rosenthal American political scientist
  • John Cerutti, American baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays) and broadcaster (Rogers Sportsnet), born in Albany, New York (d. 2004)
  • Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (d. 1993)
  • Tom Browning, American MLB pitcher (perfect game 1988), born in Casper, Wyoming
  • Walter Zenga, Italian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Anton Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer & philosopher, dies at 87
  • Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, 19th and 25th President of Chile, dies at 82
1960 Highlights

About April 28, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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