On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1960

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Recording

Ornette Coleman records his influential album "Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation", establishes the name for the Free Jazz sound

Jazz Composer Ornette Coleman
Jazz Composer
Ornette Coleman

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Van Slyke, American baseball player, born in Utica, New York
  • Louis Demetrius Alvanis, English classical pianist, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Michael Swain, American judoka (Olympic bronze 88), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Roger McDowell, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets, Baltimore Orioles), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
1960 Highlights

About December 21, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius