On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1960

Historical Events

  • 1st submerged submarine to fire Polaris missile (George Washington)
  • The head of the Physics Department at the Israel Institute of Technology, Kurt Sitte, is arrested for espionage
  • USSR recovers 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)
1960 Highlights

About July 20, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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