On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1960

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

"The Goon Show"'s final episode on BBC radio

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan
  • 1st photograph bounced off Moon, Washington, D.C.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

A new version of "La fille mal gardée" choreographed by Frederick Ashton debuts by the Royal Ballet with Nadia Nerina debuts at Covent Garden, London

Choreographer Frederick Ashton
Frederick Ashton
  • NFL announces Dallas Cowboys (1960) & Minnesota Vikings (1961) franchises

Famous Birthdays

  • John Caliri, American actor (Vinnie-Square Pegs, Double Trouble), born in Providence Rhode Island
  • Robert von Dassanowsky, American cultural historian, writer, and producer

Famous Deaths

  • Jacques de Menasce, composer, dies at 54
  • Zora Neale Hurston, American author, dies at 69
1960 Highlights

About January 28, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius