What Happened on April 3, 1960

Historical Events

  • Earthquake at Havre, Belgium

Music Recording

Elvis Presley records ‘It's Now Or Never’, ‘Fever’ and ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight’ at RCA studios in Nashville, Tennessee

Famous Birthdays

  • Arjen Anthony Lucassen, Dutch progressive rock singer-songwriter, and musician (Ayreon), born in Hilversum, Netherlands
  • Marie Denise Pelletier, Canadian pop singer (Entre la tête et le cœur), born in Montréal, Québec

Famous Deaths

  • Anton Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87
1960 Highlights

About April 3, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 7 months and 27 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