What Happened on January 25, 1960

Historical Events

Sports History

Wilt Chamberlain scores 58 points, the most ever by an NBA rookie, as Philadelphia Warriors beat Detroit Pistons, 127-117 at Bethlehem, PA

Famous Deaths

  • Diana Barrymore, American actress (Nightmare, Lady Courageous, Fired Wife), dies of an alcohol and drug overdose at 38
  • Rutland Boughton, British composer (The Immortal Hour), dies at 82
1960 Highlights

About January 25, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 7 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Running Bear - Johnny Preston
  • UK #1 Song: Starry Eyed - Michael Holliday with The Michael Sammes Singers