What Happened on December 1, 1960

Historical Events

Music History

British rocker Paul McCartney and drummer Pete Best arrested and then deported from Hamburg, Germany accused of attempted arson

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrea Ehrig-Mitscherlich, German [GDR] speed skater (Olympic gold 3,000m 1984), born in Dreden, Germany
  • Carol Alt[man] [Mrs Ron Greshner} American actress (Private Parts), born in Queens, New York
Born in 1960

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Rowohlt, German publisher (Rowohlt-Verlag), dies at 73
  • Ion Vasilescu, Romanian composer, dies at 57

About December 1, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Are You Lonesome To-night? - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
  • UK #1 Song: It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires