What Happened on April 4, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

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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, Armstrong BC, basketball forward (Olympics 1996)
  • Hugo Weaving, Nigerian-born English-Australian actor
  • Jane Eaglin, English soprano
  • Jonathan Agnew, Macclesfield, Cheshire, English cricket broadcaster