On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1960

Historical Events


Music ReleaseThe Twist Dance Craze

Chubby Checker performs his version of "The Twist" on "The Dick Clark Show" starting a worldwide dance craze

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Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
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  • The UN Security Council lay down rules which would allow UN forces to enter Congo

Famous Birthdays

  • Dale Ellis, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets)
1960 Highlights

About August 6, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo