On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1960

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Gilbert, Australian cricketer (Aussie pace bowler in 9 Tests 1985-86), born in Darlinghurst, Australia
  • David Boon, Australian Cricket Batsman (107 Tests, 7,422 runs @ 43.65; 21 x 100s; 181 ODIs), born in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
  • Katerina Didaskalou, Greek actress, born in Athens, Greece
  • Thomas Lubanga, Congolese war criminal, born in Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Famous Deaths

  • Eden Phillpotts, English novelist, poet and playwright (Red Madymaynes), dies at 98
  • Philippe Panneton, Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (Trente arpents), dies at 65
1960 Highlights

About December 29, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn