On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1960

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 27th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 32, All-Stars 7 (70,000)
  • Echo 1, 1st communications satellite, is launched by NASA
  • Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 8.21m
  • USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to an altitude of 41,600 m

Famous Birthdays

  • Laurent Fignon, French cyclist (1983 & 1984 Tour de France), born in Paris (d. 2010)
  • Morty Black, heavy metal rocker (TNT-7 Seas)