On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Discoverer 13 launched into orbit; returned 1st object from space

Film release premierFilm Premier

Los Angeles premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh

  • Nicolaas Jouwe forms PANA in New Guinea

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAntonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor (Philadelphia, Evita, Zorro), born in Malaga, Spain

  • Kenny Perry, American golfer (4 Champions Tour major titles; US Senior Open 2013, 17; 14 PGA Tour titles), born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky
  • Todd David Hess, First USAF Member inducted into Army's Order of Military Medical Merit.

Famous Deaths

  • Emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies
  • FranFrank Lloyd, Scotland, actor and director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist, Blood on the Sun), dies at 74
  • Oswald Veblin, mathematician