What Happened on February 24, 1960

Historical Events

  • Austria goes 1-2 in the men's slalom at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics; Ernst Hintersteer wins gold ahead of teammate Hias Leitner

Historic Event

Italian government of Antonio Segni falls

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Binet, composer, dies at 66
1960 Highlights

About February 24, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 9 months and 9 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