On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1960

Historical Events

  • Senegal breaks from Mali federation, declaring independence
  • USSR recovers 2 dogs, 1st living organisms to return from space

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeth Alda, American actress (Beth-Four Seasons) and daughter of Alan Alda, born in NYC, New York
  • Mark Langston, American MLB pitcher (California Angels), born in San Diego, California
  • Sally Yates, American lawyer and Acting Attorney General (Jan 2017), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Rudolf Moser, composer, dies at 68
1960 Highlights

About August 20, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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