On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1960

Historical Events

  • Country of Katanga forms in Africa
  • Francis Chichester arrive in NY aboard Gypsy Moth II, setting record of 40 days for a solo Atlantic crossing

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sirimavo Bandaranaike becomes the world's 1st female elected head of government, as Prime Minister of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka)

World's 1st Female Head of State Sirimavo Bandaranaike
World's 1st Female Head of State
Sirimavo Bandaranaike

Famous Birthdays

  • Fritz Walter, German footballer (VfB Stuttgart), born in Mannheim, Germany
  • Lance Guest, American actor (Lance-Lou Grant), born in Saratoga, California
  • Matt Mulhern, American actor (Biloxi Blues), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1960 Highlights

About July 21, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer