What Happened on August 9, 1960

Historical Events

  • Race riot in Jacksonville, Florida

Famous Birthdays

  • Roger Marshall, American politician (Senator-R-Kansas 2021-), born in El Dorado, Kansas
  • Viorel Turcu, Romanian soccer midfielder (7 caps; FC Argeș Pitești, Steaua București, FC Olt Scornicești), born in Popești, Romania (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard Ogilvie Dodge, American botanist and pioneer researcher on heredity in fungi, dies at 88
1960 Highlights

About August 9, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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