On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1960

Historical Events

  • The Polaris missile is tested

Famous Birthdays

  • David Marciano, American actor (Det Ray Vecchio-Due South), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Loretta Sanchez, American politician, born in Lynwood, California
  • Mohammed Javad Zarif, Iranian politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs), born in Broujerd
  • Tierre Turner, American actor (Waverly Wonders, Cop & the Kid), born in Detroit, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothea Lambert Chambers, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1903-04, 06, 10-11, 13-14), dies at 81
  • Luiz Costa, Portuguese pianist, and composer, dies at 80
1960 Highlights

About January 7, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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