On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1960

Historical Events

Sports History

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

Historic Event

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".

  • US Congress opens hearings looking into payola

Famous Birthdays

  • Benigno Aquino III, 15th President of the Philippines (Liberal Party: 2010-16), born in Manila, Philippines (d. 2021)

Dino Ciccarelli

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

  • Linda Fratianne, American 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)
1960 Highlights

About February 8, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 4 months and 18 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