On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1960

Historical Events

  • 4 students stage 1st civil rights sit-in, at Woolworth's in Greensboro, North Carolina

Sport awardAustralian Men's Tennis Open

Australian Championships Men's Tennis: In a classic all-Australian final Rod Laver beats Neale Fraser 5-7, 3-6, 6-3, 8-6, 8-6; Laver's first Grand Slam title

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith wins first of 11 Australian singles titles; beats fellow Australian Jan Lehane 7-5, 6-2
  • Extreme right-wing rebels in Algiers surrender
1960 Highlights

About February 1, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius