On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1960

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Recording

Aretha Franklins 1st recording session

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • Benin (Dahomey) gains independence from France
  • Islamabad declared as the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck D [Chuck Ridenhour], US rapper (Public Enemy), born in Queens, New York
  • Miche├íl Martin, Irish politician, Prime Minister of Ireland (2020-), born in Cork, Ireland
1960 Highlights

About August 1, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo