On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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)
  • Gary Plummer, NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, SF 49ers)
  • Jeanette Bolden, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Road Warrior Animal, American professional wrestler