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

  • Cecilia Chailly, Italian harpist, contemporary classical and new age composer, singer, and novelist, born in Milan, Italy
  • 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? 62 years, 9 months and 16 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