What Happened on February 18, 1960

Historical Events

  • VIII Winter Olympic Games open in Squaw Valley, California
  • Walter O'Malley, LA Dodger owner, purchases Chavez Ravine for $494,000

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Moog, Canadian NHL goalie (Oilers, Bruins, Olympics-Canada-1988), born in Penticton, Canada
  • Carol McGiffin, British TV & radio presenter, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Greta Scacchi, Italian actress (Coca-Cola Kid, White Mischief), born in Milan, Italy
  • Roger Wijesuriya, Sri Lankan cricketer (bowling avg 294 in 4 Tests for Sri Lanka), born in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
1960 Highlights

About February 18, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Theme From "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith And His Orchestra
  • UK #1 Song: Why - Anthony Newley