On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1960

Historical Events

OlympicsOlympic Gold

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

Ice Hockey Player Bob Cleary
Ice Hockey Player
Bob Cleary
  • 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 [Frank Stuart Flint], British translator and imagist movement poet (In the Net of the Stars), dies at 74
  • Jonathan Hale [Hatley], Canadian-born American actor (Blondie), shoots himself at 68
1960 Highlights

About February 28, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces