On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1960

Historical Events

  • Dr Barbara Moore completes a 3,207 mile walk from LA to NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Caroll-Ann Alie, Canadian sailor (Olympics-14-92, 96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Jozef Pribilinec, Czech speed walker (Olympic gold 1988, world record 10K), born in Kremnica, Slovakia
  • Lauri Merten, American golfer (US Open 1993), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Valerie Brisco-Hooks, American athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 400m, 400m relay 1984), born in Greenwood Mississippi

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress Bette Davis (52) divorces actor Gary Merrill (46) after almost 10 years of marriage

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis

Famous Deaths

  • Aneurin Bevan, Welsh politician (launched the NHS), dies at 62
1960 Highlights

About July 6, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer