On This Day

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

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, Medal of Honor recipient, born in Lincoln, Maine (d. 1993)
1960 Highlights

About August 30, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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