On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1960

Historical Events

  • Carol Heiss wins the women's figure skating gold medal at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics; US takes the singles double after David Jenkins wins men's event
  • Demolition begins on Brooklyn's Ebbets Field (opened in 1913)

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Griffin, Australian politician, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Gloria, Princess of Thurn and Taxis, born in Stuttgart, Germany


Naruhito, Emperor of Japan (2019-), born in Tokyo, Japan

1960 Highlights

About February 23, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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