On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1960

Historical Events

Music Recording

Aretha Franklin's 1st recording session for Columbia Records in NYC

  • 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
  • Micheál 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? 61 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo