On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1960

Historical Events

  • Baltimore's future Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle in the Orioles' 5-2 win over the Chicago White Sox

Music ReleaseThe Twist Dance Craze

Chubby Checker releases his version of "The Twist" in the US (date approximate)

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Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
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  • UN troops arrive in Congo to help deal with the political crisis after Moïse-Kapenda Tshombé's declaration of independence for Katanga province

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander W Dunlap, astronaut, born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Person of interestKim Alexis

Kim Alexis, American supermodel (Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover) and actress, born in Lockport, New York

Supermodel Kim Alexis
Supermodel
Kim Alexis
  • Willie Aames, actor (8 is Enough, Paradise, Zapped), born in Newport Beach, California

Famous Deaths

  • Lawrence Tibbett, American baritone (Metropolitan 1923-50), dies after surgery at 63
  • Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (b. 1897)
1960 Highlights

About July 15, 1960

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer