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

Election of Interest

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


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? 61 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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