What Happened on April 4, 1960

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Ladd, British pianist, and contemporary classical composer, born in Kent, England
  • 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? 62 years, 10 months and 1 day
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