On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday

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 musician and singer (Europe-Final Countdown, Easy Action), born in Ludvika, Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • Leonard Woolley, British pioneering archaeologist, dies at 79