On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1960

Historical Events

  • Rocket propelled USAF research aircraft sets record at 2,150 MPH

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard Rose, English director
  • Dean Malenko, American professional wrestler
  • José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish politician
  • Robbin Crosby, American heavy metal rock guitarist and vocalist (Ratt-Round & Round), born in La Jolla, California (d. 2002)
  • Tim Winton, Australian author
1960 Highlights

About August 4, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo