What Happened on July 20, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st submerged submarine to fire Polaris missile (George Washington)
  • Sirima Bandaranaike becomes 1st female premier of Ceylon
  • The head of the Physics Department at the Israel Institute of Technology, Kurt Sitte, is arrested for espionage.
  • USSR recovered 2 dogs; 1st living organisms to return from space

Famous Birthdays

  • Katie Rabbet, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend, born in London, England
  • Lauren Gregg, Rochester Minn, US women's soccer coach (Olympics 1996)