On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1960

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

Person of interestFrank Lloyd

Frank Lloyd, Scottish actor and director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist, Blood on the Sun), dies at 74

Actor and Director Frank Lloyd
Actor and Director
Frank Lloyd
  • Oswald Veblin, mathematician
1960 Highlights

About August 10, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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