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
  • Philip Thornalley, English songwriter, producer, and bassist (The Cure; Johnny Hates Jazz; Bryan Adams), born in Worlington, Suffolk, England
  • Steve Jones, British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series)
Born in 1960

Famous Deaths

  • Donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies
  • Pavel Parenago, Soviet scientist and astronomer (stellar astronomy) dies at 53
1960 Highlights

About January 5, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: El Paso - Marty Robbins
  • UK #1 Song: What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For - Emile Ford & The Checkmates