On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1960

Historical Events

  • Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from NY Senator Kenneth Keating

Famous Birthdays

  • Glenn Strömberg, Swedish footballer, born in Lundby, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Steve Jones, British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series)

Famous Deaths

  • Donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies
  • Pavel P Parenago, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 53
1960 Highlights

About January 5, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn