What Happened on December 2, 1960

Historical Events

Scientific Discovery

Paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey discovers 1.4 million year old Homo erectus (Olduvai Hominid 9) in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

Famous Birthdays

  • Deb Haaland, American politician (1st Native American to head a cabinet agency as Secretary of the Interior 2021-), born in Winslow, Arizona
  • Razzle [Nicholas Dingley], British drummer (Hanoi Rocks), born in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England (d. 1984)
  • Rick Savage, British rock bassist (Def Leppard - Hysteria, Rock of Ages), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
1960 Highlights

About December 2, 1960

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 1 month and 25 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