On This Day

What Happened on July 14, 1960

Historical Events

  • Fire rages through a Guatemala City insane asylum killing 225 and severely injuring 300

Famous Birthdays

  • Angélique Kidjo, Beninese singer-songwriter "Africa's premier diva", born in Ouidah, French Dahomey
  • Anna Bligh, Australian politician, 1st woman Premier of Queensland (2007-12), born in Warwick, Australia
  • Jane Lynch, American actress, singer and comedian (Best in Show, Two and a Half Men, Criminal Minds), born in Evergreen Park, Illinois
  • Ray Herndon, American singer (McBride & Ride-Can I Count on You), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
1960 Highlights

About July 14, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer