On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1960

Historical Events

  • Race riot in Jacksonville, Florida

Famous Birthdays

  • 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? 60 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo