On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1960

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Baltimore Orioles' Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle

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
  • 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 Mervil Tibbett, baritone, dies after surgery at 63
  • Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (b. 1897)