What Happened on July 4, 1960

Historical Events

  • America's new 50-star flag honoring Hawaiian statehood unfurled

Baseball Record

Yankees outfielder Mickey Mantle hits 3-run homer vs Washington, 18th MLB player to hit 300 HRs

1960 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Sid Eudy, American professional wrestler, born in West Memphis, Arkansas
Born in 1960

Famous Weddings

David Lean

British film director David Lean (52) weds fourth wife Indian Leila Matkar; divorce in 1978

About July 4, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Alley-Oop - Hollywood Argyles
  • UK #1 Song: Good Timin' - Jimmy Jones