On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st redshank old world shore bird reported in North America (Halifax)
  • John Reynolds sets age of solar system at 4,950,000,000 years
  • Roger Sessions' 4th Symphony, premieres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Senator John F. Kennedy, announces his candidacy for the US Presidency

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

Famous Birthdays

  • Naoki Urasawa, Japanese manga author
  • Raman Lamba, Indian cricketer (opening batsman 1986-87)

Famous Deaths

  • Cees [Cornelis J] Laseur, Dutch actor/dir (Hague Comedy), dies at 60
  • Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer and novelist (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), dies at about 79
  • Fausto Coppi, Italian, ran world record 45,798 km, dies at 40
  • Friedrich Adler, Austrian socialist politician, revolutionary and murderer of premier Storgkh, dies at 80
  • Paul SauvĂ©, Canadian politician (b. 1907)