What Happened on August 1, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

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Aretha Franklins 1st recording session

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • Benin (Dahomey) gains independence from France
  • Chubby Checker releases "The Twist"
  • 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