On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1960

Historical Events

Historic Event

Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, calls for a black state

  • KSOO (now KSFY) TV channel 13 in Sioux Falls, SD (NBC) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Dale Hunter, Canadian NHL center, coach, owner (Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals, London Knights [OHL]), born in Petrolia, Ontario
  • lva Budarova, Czechoslovakia tennis star
  • Malcolm Ross, Scottish rock guitarist (Aztec Camera, 1984 - "All I Need Is Everything"), born in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Hasse, German composer, dies at 77
1960 Highlights

About July 31, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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