What Happened on February 7, 1960

Historical Events

  • Old handwriting found in at Qumran, near the Dead Sea

Famous Birthdays

  • James Spader, American actor (Endless Love, Wall St, Mannequin), born in NYC, New York
  • Steve Bronski Scottish rock keyboard player (Bronski Beat - "Smalltown Boy"), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2021)
Born in 1960

Famous Deaths

  • Igor Kurchatov, Soviet-Russian nuclear physicist who directed the Soviet atomic bomb project, dies of a cardiac embolism at 57 likely caused by radiation poisoning during the catastrophe at Chelyabinsk-40
1960 Highlights

About February 7, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Teen Angel - Mark Dinning
  • UK #1 Song: Why - Anthony Newley