On This Day

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 (d. 1986)

Person of interestGreg Louganis

Greg Louganis, American diver (Olympic gold 10m & 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, hockey player
  • Steve Sax, American MLB 2nd baseman, NL rookie of the year, 1981, 5x all-star (LA Dodgers, 1981-88; NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox), born in West Sacramento, California

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Jean Heydt, American 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? 61 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius