On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1960

Historical Events

  • Gary Sobers and Frank Worrell complete 399 stand for 4th wkt WI v England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Syracuse National Dolph Schayes is 1st NBA'er to score 15,000 points

NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes
NBA Power Forward and Coach
Dolph Schayes

Famous Birthdays

  • Dominique Wilkins, American NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks), born in Paris, France
  • Oliver Platt, Canadian actor, born in Windsor, Canada
  • Rob Derksen, Australian baseball head coach (Olympics 1996), born in Hales Corner, Wisconsin (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths

  • Nevil Shute [Norway], English-Australian novelist (On the Beach, Town like Alice), dies at 60
1960 Highlights

About January 12, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn