On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1960

Historical Events

  • High-school basketball sensation Danny Heater scores 135 points
  • Oakland Raiders enter the American Football League

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Pete Rozelle elected NFL commissioner on 23rd ballot

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Gillingham, American musician (Counting Crows), born in Torrance, California
  • Gary Plummer, American NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, SF 49ers), born in Fremont, California
  • Jeanette Bolden, American 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Los Angeles, California
1960 Highlights

About January 26, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius