What Happened on January 18, 1960

Historical Events

  • Capital Airlines Flight 20 crashes in Virginia, killing all 50 people on-board
  • US & Japan sign joint defense treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Rylance [David Mark Rylance Waters], English actor (Bridge of Spies) & theatre director, born in Ashford, Kent
Born in 1960

Famous Deaths

  • Gladys Bentley, American blues singer, performer and drag king pioneer during the Harlem Renaissance, dies of pneumonia at 52 [1]

About January 18, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 8 months and 15 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