What Happened on January 16, 1960

Historical Events

Sports History

Detroit right wing Gordie Howe scores a goal and assist in his 888th career game, a 3-1 win at home over Chicago; becomes NHL's all time leading scorer, with 947 points passing Montreal's Maurice Richard

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard Elliot, Scottish-born American jazz saxophonist ("When a Man Loves a Woman"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
Born in 1960
1960 Highlights

About January 16, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 8 months and 11 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