On This Day

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
  • Ivory Coast declares independence
  • South Kasai secedes from the Congo.

Famous Birthdays

  • Ulrich Maly, German politician

Famous Deaths

  • Danton Walker, American columnist (Broadway Spotlight), dies at 61
1960 Highlights

About August 8, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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