On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1960

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe

Famous Birthdays

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

About January 16, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn