On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1960

Historical Events

  • Congo, Chad and Central African Republic declare independence
  • Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
  • USSR's Sputnik 5 launched with 2 dogs
  • XEWT TV channel 12 in Tijuana-San Diego, CA (IND) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Corynne Charby [Corinne Charbit], French model, actress and pop singer ("Pile ou face" - "Heads Or Tails"), born in Paris, France
1960 Highlights

About July 12, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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