On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 musician (d. 2005)
  • Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese terrorist group Hizbollah, born in Bourj Hammoud, Lebanon
  • Vali Ionescu, Romanian long jumper