What Happened on February 26, 1960

Historical Events

  • David Jenkins wins the men's figure skating gold medal at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics; US takes the singles double after Carol Heiss wins women's event

Event of Interest

Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev voices support for Indonesia

  • USA's David Jenkins wins Olympic Gold for men's figure skating

Film & TV History

Vera Miles stars in"Mirror Image" episode of CBS anthology series "The Twilight Zone"

  • Verne Gagne beats Doctor X in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ
1960 History

Famous Birthdays

  • (Jeremy) "Jaz" Coleman, English rock singer, keyboardist and record producer (Killing Joke), born in Cheltenham, England
Born in 1960

Famous Deaths

  • Aleksandar Belic, Serbian linguist, dies at 83

About February 26, 1960

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 3 months and 10 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