On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1960

Historical Events

  • 205,000 (record sports attend) see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer
  • George Crowe sets record of 12 pinch hit HRs with a runner on

Famous Birthdays

  • Eus van Someren, Dutch pop guitarist (Scene, Blaauw), born in Beverwijk, Netherlands
  • Gisela Beyer, German discus thrower (Olympics-4th place-1980), born in Eisenhüttenstadt, Brandenburg, Germany
  • Leila Kenzle, American actress (Mad About You, Identity), born in Long Island, New York
  • Terry Pendleton, American baseball infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Weddings

Vera Miles

Actress Vera Miles (30) weds actor Keith Larsen (36)

Famous Deaths

Albert Kesselring

Albert Kesselring, German general during World War II (Commander-in-Chief South and West), dies of a heart attack at 74

  • John P. Marquand, American writer (The Late George Apley), dies at 66
1960 Highlights

About July 16, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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