What Happened on August 6, 1960

Historical Events

The Twist Dance Craze

Chubby Checker performs his version of Hank Ballard's "The Twist" on "The Dick Clark Show", starting a worldwide dance craze

  • The UN Security Council lay down rules which would allow UN forces to enter Congo

Famous Birthdays

  • Aldo Jones [Albert Mansis], American rockabilly bassist and singer (Ben Vaughn Combo), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 2001)
  • Dale Ellis, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets)
1960 Highlights

About August 6, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 5 months and 30 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