On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1960

Historical Events

  • Soviet females sweep the 10k cross country event at Squaw Valley; first medal sweep for the Soviets at a Winter Olympics; Maria Gusakova wins from Lyubov Kozyreva and Radya Yeroshina

Famous Birthdays

  • Joel Hodgson, American comedian (Mystery Science Theater 3000), born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • Kee Marcello [Kjell Hilding Löfbom], Swedish rock guitarist (Europe - Final Countdown; Easy Action), born in Ludvika, Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • Leonard Woolley, British pioneering archaeologist, dies at 79
1960 Highlights

About February 20, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces