On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1960

Historical Events

  • -127°F (-88°C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
  • 21st Venice Film Festival: "Tomorrow Is My Turn" directed by Andre Cayatte wins Golden Lion
  • 60 people die when a bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestCal Ripken Jr

Cal Ripken Jr, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB record consecutive game streak, Baltimore Orioles), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Franz Viehböck, Austrian 1st cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Kim Christofte, Danish footballer (Denmark national team 1984-92), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Steven Lindsey, U.S. Air Force officer and NASA astronaut (STS 87, sk:95), born in Temple City, California
  • Takashi Miike, Japanese filmmaker (Dead or Alive), born in Yao, Osaka, Japan
1960 Highlights

About August 24, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo