On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1960

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

Historic Event

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 & director (Hague Comedy), dies at 60
  • Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer & novelist (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), dies at about 79
  • Fausto Coppi, Italian cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1940, 47, 49, 52-53; Tour de France 1949, 52; World Championship gold Individual pursuit 1947, road race 1953), dies from malaria at 40
  • Friedrich Adler, Austrian socialist politician & revolutionary (assassinated Count von Storgkh), dies at 80
  • Paul Sauvé, Canadian politician, dies at 52
1960 Highlights

About January 2, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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