What Happened on January 9, 1960

Historical Events

  • Building of Aswan dam in Egypt, begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Haukur Tómasson, Icelandic classical composer (Gudruns 4th Song; Strati), born in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Lisa Walters, Canadian golfer (Hawaiian Open 1992-93), born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Born in 1960

Famous Deaths

  • Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (Abbey Series), dies at 79
1960 Highlights

About January 9, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 4 months and 29 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