On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1960

Famous Birthdays

  • Cho-Liang Lin, Taiwan, violinist (Queen Sophia 1st prize)
  • Eddie Jackson, bassist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
  • Gia Carangi, American model (d. 1986)
  • Greg Louganis, American diver (Olympic gold 10m & 3m springboard 1984, 88), born in San Diego, California
  • J. G. Thirlwell, Australian-born musician
  • Matthew Ashford, American actor (Jack Devaraux-Days of Our Lives), born in Davenport Iowa
  • Sean Kerly, hockey player
  • Steve Sax, 2nd baseman (LA Dodgers, NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox)

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Jean Heydt, American actor (Waterfront, Gone with the Wind, The Great McGinty), dies from a heart attack at 54
1960 Highlights

About January 29, 1960

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius