On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1960

Historical Events

  • US cemetery officially opens at Margraten, Netherlands
  • USSR shoots down a US aircraft over Barents sea

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Bierman, American WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1994), born in Miami, Florida
  • Kevin A. Ford, American astronaut, born in Portland, Indiana
  • Ralph Sampson, American basketball center (NBA All-Star 1984–87; Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets), born in Harrisonburg, Virginia
1960 Highlights

About July 7, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer