What Happened on February 19, 1960

Historical Events

  • Bil Keane's "Family Circus" cartoon strip debuts
  • Protest strike in Poznan, Poland
  • Swedish cross country skier Sixten Jernberg follows his 50k gold medal in Cortina d'Ampezzo (1956) with victory in 30k event at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics
  • Three time Canadian world champions Barbara Wagner and Robert Paul win the pairs figure skating Olympic gold medal at Squaw Valley, California

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew, Duke of York, British prince and 2nd son of Queen Elizabeth II, born at Buckingham Palace, London
  • John Paul Jr., American auto racer (IMSA GT C'ship 1982; 24 Hours of Daytona 1982, 92; 12 Hours of Sebring 1982), born in Muncie, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • Keith Musa[kawukhathi] Zondi, South African head of Inkatha Youth Brigade
1960 Highlights

About February 19, 1960

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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