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 ("Djin, Djin"; "Eve"; "IFÉ"), and human rights activist, born in Ouidah, Republic of Dahomey (now Benin)
  • Anna Bligh, Australian politician, 1st woman Premier of Queensland (2007-12), born in Warwick, Australia

Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch, American actress (Best In Show; Glee; Two and a Half Men; Criminal Minds), singer and comedian, born in Evergreen Park, Illinois

  • Ray Herndon, American guitarist (Lyle Lovett's Large Band), and country singer-songwriter (McBride & Ride - "Can I Count On You"), born in Scottsdale, Arizona

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice de Broglie, French physicist (studied X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy), dies at 85
1960 Highlights

About July 14, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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