On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1960

Historical Events

  • German skier Georg Thoma becomes the first non-Nordic athlete to win the Nordic combined event at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics

Famous Deaths

  • Hubert Cuypers, Dutch organist, composer and choir conductor (Missa Populi), dies at 86
  • Paul-Émile Borduas, Canadian abstract painter, dies at 54
1960 Highlights

About February 22, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 4 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