On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1960

Historical Events

Sport awardGolf 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

Famous Birthdays

  • David Duchovny, American actor (The X-Files, Californication), born in New York City, New York
  • Jacquie O'Sullivan, English singer and songwriter (Bananarama-Venus), born in London, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Salvatore Ferragamo, Italian luxury shoe designer (Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A.), dies at 62
  • Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60
1960 Highlights

About August 7, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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