What Happened on August 8, 1960

Historical Events

  • "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini" hits #1
  • Charges against 53 of the 76 Africans detained after the Sharpeville massacre in South Africa are dropped
  • South Kasai secedes from the Congo.
1960 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Cheyne Horan, Australian surfer (World C'ship runner-up 1978, 79, 81, 82), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Ulrich Maly, German politician
Born in 1960

Famous Deaths

  • Danton Walker, American columnist (Broadway Spotlight), dies at 61

About August 8, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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