What Happened on August 30, 1960

Historical Events

  • Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7
  • East Germany imposes a partial blockade on West Berlin
  • US women's 4 x 100m medley relay team swims world record 4:41.1 to beat Australia and win the gold medal at the Rome Olympics; Lynn Burke, Patty Kempner, Carolyn Schuler & Chris von Saltza
1960 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Chalino Sánchez, Mexican musician, born in Alturas Del Sur Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico (d. 1992)
  • Guy A. Lepage, Quebec humorist, television host and producer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, American Medal of Honor recipient, born in Lincoln, Maine (d. 1993)
  • Thom Tillis, American politician (Senator-R-North Carolina 2015-), born in Jacksonville, Florida
Born in 1960

About August 30, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
  • UK #1 Song: Apache - The Shadows