On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1960

Historical Events

  • "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • WDTV TV channel 5 in Clarksburg-Weston, WV (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)
  • Simon Gallup, English bassist (The Cure)
  • 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)

Famous Deaths

  • Lester Patrick, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (6 x Stanley Cups as player, coach and manager), dies from a heart attack at 76
  • Paula Hitler, sister of Adolf Hitler (b. 1896)
1960 Highlights

About June 1, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini