On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday

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 Eisenh├╝ttenstadt, 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actress Vera Miles
Vera Miles

Famous Deaths

Person of interestAlbert Kesselring

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

German General Albert Kesselring
German General
Albert Kesselring
  • Albrecht von Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Italy), dies at 74
  • John P. Marquand, American writer (The Late George Apley), dies at 66