What Happened on January 12, 1960

Historical Events

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

NBA Record

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Dominique Wilkins, American Basketball HOF forward (9 × NBA All Star 1986–94; NBA scoring champion 1986; NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion 1985, 90; 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? 63 years and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Running Bear - Johnny Preston
  • UK #1 Song: What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For - Emile Ford & The Checkmates