What Happened on July 11, 1960

Historical Events

Historic Publication

"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee is first published by J. B. Lippincott & Co.

  • 28th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, KC
  • Czechoslovakia adopts Constitution
  • Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Upper Volta and Niger declare independence
  • Moise Tsjombe declares Congolese county Katanga independent

Famous Birthdays

  • Ariel Castro, Puerto Rican-born American criminal famous for kidnapping 3 women between 2002-4, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 2013)
  • Caroline Quentin, British actress (Dorothy in Men Behaving Badly, Jonathan Creek), born in Surrey, England
  • David Baerwald, American singer/songwriter (David + David - "Welcome To The Boomtown": "Swallowed By The Cracks"), born in Oxford, Ohio

Famous Weddings

Gene Tierney

Actress Gene Tierney (39) weds oil baron W. Howard Lee in Aspen, Colorado

1960 Highlights

About July 11, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 4 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee
  • UK #1 Song: Good Timin' - Jimmy Jones