On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1960

Historical Events

  • Britain grants independence to crown colony of Cyprus
  • Joseph Kittinger parachutes from balloon at 31,330 m (84,700')
  • Republic of Congo (Zaire, Dem Rep of Congo) forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Flood [Marc Ellis], British record producer and audio engineer, born in London, England
  • Timothy Hutton, American actor (Turk 182, Ordinary People), born in Malibu, California

Famous Deaths

  • Errol Holmes, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for England 1935), dies
1960 Highlights

About August 16, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo