What Happened on June 1, 1960

Historical Events

  • Revival of Burton Lane and Yip Harburg's musical "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 12 performances
  • WDTV TV channel 5 in Clarksburg-Weston, West Vrirginia (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (3 x World C'ship gold 1978; 2 x World Cup gold 1977), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2006)
  • Jesse Johnson, American funk-rock guitarist (The Time), born in Rock Island, Illinois
  • Simon Gallup, British rock bassist (The Cure - "Friday I'm In Love"), born in Duxhurst, Surrey, England
  • Vladimir Krutov, Russian ice hockey forward (Canada Cup 1981; Olympic gold 1984, 88; World C'ship gold 1981, 82, 83, 86, 89; Vancouver Canucks 1989-90), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2012)
Born in 1960

Famous Deaths

  • Lester Patrick, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman (6 x Stanley Cups as player, coach and manager), dies from a heart attack at 76
  • Paula Hitler, Austrian-German sister of dictator Adolf Hitler, dies at 64

About June 1, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 63 years and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Cathy's Clown - The Everly Brothers
  • UK #1 Song: Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers