On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1960

Historical Events

  • Australian driver Jack Brabham clinches his second consecutive F1 World Drivers Championship by winning the Portuguese Grand Prix at Boavista
  • UN peace-keeping troops deployed to the Republic of Congo

Famous Birthdays

  • Broderick Thompson, American NFL offensive lineman (Denver Broncos), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Cecilia Gasdia, Italian soprano, born in Verona, Italy
  • Fred Roberts, American NBA forward (LA Lakers), born in Provo, Utah
  • Sarah Brightman, English actress and singer (Phantom of the Opera), born in Berkhamsted, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Clarke, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder and manager (Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates; World Series 1909 [PP]), dies at 87
1960 Highlights

About August 14, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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