On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1960

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Seth Swirsky, American pop songwriter, born in Connecticut

Famous Deaths


9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen
9th Prime Minister of Canada
Arthur Meighen

1960 Highlights

About August 5, 1960

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo