On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1960

Historical Events

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

32nd Academy Awards: "Ben-Hur", Charlton Heston & Simone Signoret win

  • Oscar awarded to Netherlands director Bert Haanstra
  • Project Ozma begins at Green Bank radio astronomy center
  • Senegal declares independence from France

Famous Birthdays

  • Bev Smith, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Salmon Arm, Canada
  • Hugo Weaving, Nigerian-born English-Australian actor (Agent Smith - The Matrix), born in Ibadan, Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria
  • Jane Eaglin, English dramatic soprano, born in Lincoln, England
  • Jonathan Agnew, English cricket broadcaster, born in Macclesfield, Cheshire
1960 Highlights

About April 4, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years and 4 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries