What Happened on January 1, 1960

Historical Events

  • 26th Orange Bowl: #5 Georgia beats #18 Missouri, 14-0
  • 26th Sugar Bowl: #2 Mississippi beats #3 LSU, 21-0
  • 46th Rose Bowl: #8 Washington beats #6 Wisconsin, 44-8
  • A photograph of a South African boy in a torn vest is published in the Daily Herald; it was illegal to employ a 'native' under 18 in the mines under the Native Labour Regulation Act
  • Bank of France issues new franc, worth 100 times the value of existing francs
  • Cameroon (French Cameroon) gains independence from France

Music Concert

Johnny Cash plays first of many free concerts behind bars at San Quentin Prison, California; Merle Haggard among the inmate audience

  • Montserrat adopts constitution
1960 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael David Morrison, American actor (As the World Turns - "Caleb"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1993)
Born in 1960

Famous Deaths

  • Margaret Sullavan, American actress (Three Comrades), dies of barbiturate overdose at 50

About January 1, 1960

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: El Paso - Marty Robbins
  • UK #1 Song: What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For - Emile Ford & The Checkmates