On This Day

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

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? 61 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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