What Happened on August 7, 1960

Historical Events

Golf Tournament

Arnold Palmer's 20th PGA Tour win; rallies from a 5-stroke deficit to enter a playoff, then beats Jack Fleck and Bill Collins to win the Insurance City Open

  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) gains independence from France
  • Students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches
1960 History

Famous Birthdays

  • David Duchovny, American actor (The X-Files, Californication), born in New York City
  • Jacquie O'Sullivan, British rock singer and songwriter (Bananarama - "Venus"), born in London, England
Born in 1960

Famous Deaths

  • Salvatore Ferragamo, Italian luxury shoe designer (Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A.), dies at 62
  • Väinö Hannikainen, Finnish composer and harpist, dies at 60

About August 7, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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