On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1960

Famous Birthdays

  • Branford Marsalis, American jazz, classical and funk saxophonist (Sting; Tonight Show, 1992-95), born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
  • Keith Raniere, American sex cult leader (Nxivm) and felon, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nancy Martinez, French Canadian pop-dance singer (Move Out), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Ola Ray, American model, Playboy playmate (Jun, 1980) and actress (girlfriend in Thriller music video), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Pharez Whitted, American jazz, funk, and soul trumpeter, and educator, born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Famous Deaths

  • Mark Hambourg, Russian-British composer, dies at 81
1960 Highlights

About August 26, 1960

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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