On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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
  • Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian composer and conductor, dies at 82