On This Day

What Happened on February 13, 1960

Historical Events

  • "Beg, Borrow or Steal" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • "Saratoga" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 performances
  • France becomes the 4th nuclear nation by exploding the 70 kilo-ton "Gerboise Bleue" atomic bomb in the French Algerian Sahara desert [1]
  • France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria

Famous Birthdays

  • Artur Yusupov, Russian chess player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Gary Patterson, American football coach and player, born in Rozel, Kansas
  • Kelly McCormick, US diver (Olympic silver 1984), born in Anaheim, California
  • Matt Salinger, American actor (Captain America, Deadly Deception), born in Windsor, Vermont
  • Michael Craig, English musician and DJ (Culture Club-Do You Want to Hurt Me), born in Hammersmith, London
  • Pierluigi Collina, Italian football referee, born in Bologna, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • Delmar G Roos, designer of jeep, dies at 79
1960 Highlights

About February 13, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius