What Happened on January 28, 1960

Historical Events

Radio History

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

  • 1st photograph bounced off Moon, Washington, D.C.

Music History

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

  • NFL announces Dallas Cowboys (1960) & Minnesota Vikings (1961) franchises
1960 History

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
Born in 1960

Famous Deaths

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

About January 28, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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