On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1960

Historical Events

  • Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine awarded to Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet and Peter Medawar for work on tissue grafting

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Willard Libby wins the Nobel prize in Chemistry for his work developing carbon-14 dating (radiocarbon dating).

Chemist Willard Libby
Chemist
Willard Libby

Famous Birthdays

  • Kenneth Branagh, Northern Irish actor and director (High Season, Dead Again), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Paul Assenmacher, American MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Detroit, Michigan
1960 Highlights

About December 10, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius