What Happened on December 12, 1960

Famous Birthdays

  • Amal Silva, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan wicket-keeper in 9 Tests 1983-88), born in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Jaap van Zweden, Dutch violinist and concert master, born in Amsterdam
  • Q Lazzarus [Diane Luckey], American new-wave singer-songwriter (Goodbye Horses), born in Neptune, New Jersey (d. 2022)

Famous Deaths

  • Christopher Hornsrud, Prime Minister of Norway (3 weeks), dies at 101
1960 Highlights

About December 12, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 1 month and 17 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