On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1960

Historical Events

  • AFL & NFL agree verbally to a no tampering pact

Famous Birthdays

  • Holly Johnson, rock vocalist (Frankie Goes To Hollywood), born in Liverpool, England
  • Peggy Whitson, American astronaut, 1st woman to command International Space Station, US record for most days in space, born in Mt Ayr, Iowa

Famous Deaths

  • Alexandre Benois, Russian artist, dies at 89
  • Ernst von Dohnányi [Dohnányi Ernő], Hungarian composer and conductor, dies at 82
1960 Highlights

About February 9, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius