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, born in Turnu, Romania
Born in 1960

About August 31, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 7 months and 2 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