What Happened on August 5, 1960

Historical Events

  • Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) declares independence from France

Famous Birthdays

  • Seth Swirsky, American pop songwriter ("Tell It To My Heart"), born in Connecticut

Famous Deaths

Arthur MeighenArthur Meighen (1874-1960)

9th Prime Minister of Canada (C: 1920-21, 1926), dies at 86

1960 Highlights

About August 5, 1960

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini - Brian Hyland
  • UK #1 Song: Please Don't Tease - Cliff Richard & The Shadows