What Happened on January 29, 1960

Famous Birthdays

  • Cho-Liang Lin, American classical violinist (Queen Sophia prize, 1977), and teacher (Juilliard, 1991-present), born in Hsinchu, Taiwan [1]
  • Gia Carangi, American model (one of 1st supermodels), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)

Greg LouganisGreg Louganis (63 years old)

American diver (4 x Olympic gold 10m platform & 3m springboard 1984, 88), born in San Diego, California

  • James "JG" Thirlwell, Australian musician, composer and record producer, born in Melbourne
  • Matthew Ashford, American actor (Days of Our Lives - "Jack Devaraux"), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • Sean Kerly, English field hockey forward (Olympic gold 1988, bronze 1984) and broadcaster, born in Whistable, England
  • Steve Sax, American baseball 2nd baseman (World Series 1981, 88; NL Rookie of the Year 1982; 5 x MLB All-Star LA Dodgers), born in West Sacramento, California

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Jean Heydt, American character actor (Waterfront; Gone With The Wind; The Great McGinty), dies from a heart attack at 56
1960 Highlights

About January 29, 1960

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 63 years and 9 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