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

Election of Interest

Pete Rozelle elected NFL commissioner on 23rd ballot


Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Gillingham, American rock Hammond B-3 organ, accordion, piano, and keyboard player (Counting Crows - "Accidentally In Love"), 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? 61 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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