On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1960

Historical Events

  • Bathosphere "Trieste", crewed by Jacques Piccard and US Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh, reaches bottom of Pacific (10,900 m)

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Ritchie, Australian cricketer (Qld & Aust batsman Fat Cat Mahatma Cote), born in Stanthorpe, Queensland
  • Misha Mck, American actress (Gerri-Me & Mrs C), born in East Orange New Jersey
  • Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver & skysurfing pioneer, born in Oullins, France (d. 1998)
1960 Highlights

About January 23, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius