On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 1960

Historical Events

  • For the only time in MLB history teams exchange managers as Detroit trades Jimmy Dykes (44-52) for Cleveland's Joe Gordon (49-46)
  • Lee Petty and his sons, Richard & Maurice race against each other for the first and only time at Dixie Speedway in Birmingham, Alabama; Richard 2nd, Lee 3rd
  • Niger gains independence from France
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 43-16 in exhibition game at CNE Stadium in Toronto

Famous Birthdays

  • Gopal Sharma, Indian cricket off-spin bowler (5 Tests, 10 wickets; 11 ODIs), born in Kanpur, India
  • Tim Mayotte, American tennis player (Olympic silver 1988), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
1960 Highlights

About August 3, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo