What Happened on February 28, 1960

Historical Events

Olympic Gold

Home team United States wins its first Olympic ice hockey gold medal at Squaw Valley; with 9-4 win over Czechoslovakia

  • VIII Winter Olympic Games close in Squaw Valley, California

Famous Birthdays

  • Dorothy Stratten [Hoogstraten], Canadian playmate (August, 1979), model and actress (Galixina), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1980)

Famous Deaths

  • F. S. Flint, English translator and imagist movement poet (In the Net of the Stars), dies at 74
1960 Highlights

About February 28, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 11 months and 5 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