On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1960

Historical Events

  • Agricultural Hall of Fame forms
  • US sweeps the medals in the shot put at the Rome Olympics; Bill Nieder wins gold with 19.68m ahead of countrymen Parry O'Brien and Dallas Long

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Whitley, American blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2005)
  • Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese terrorist group Hizbollah, born in Bourj Hammoud, Lebanon
  • Vali Ionescu, Romanian long jumper
1960 Highlights

About August 31, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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