What Happened on February 8, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Boston Celtic Bill Russell becomes 1st NBAer with 50 rebounds (51)

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • Congress opens hearings looking into payola

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor".

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Scott, British horse trainer

Person of interestDino Ciccarelli

Dino Ciccarelli, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (most goals for NHL undrafted player, 608), born in Sarnia, Ontario

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • Linda Fratianne, figure skater (Olympic silver 1980), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Giles Gilbert Scott, British architect (b. 1880)
  • John Langshaw Austin, British philosopher, (b. 1911)