On This Day

What Happened on June 20, 1960

Historical Events

Historic Event

"The Huckleberry Hound Show" by Hanna-Barbera becomes the first animated programme to win an Emmy

Animator Joseph Barbera
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
William Hanna

Emmy Awards

12th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Robert Stack & Jane Wyatt win

Actress Jane Wyatt
Jane Wyatt
  • Federation of Mali and Senegal become independent of France

Boxing Title Fight

Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxing Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxing Champion
Floyd Patterson

Famous Birthdays

  • Donna Mayhew, Taylor Penn, javelin thrower
  • John Taylor, English musician (Duran Duran), born in Solihull, Warwickshire
  • Michael Corbett, Collingwood NJ, actor (David-Young & Restless)

Famous Deaths

  • Mahlon Hamilton, American actor (Peg O'My Heart, High School Girl), dies at 80 (b. 1880)
  • Walter Dehmel, German writer, dies at 57
1960 Highlights

About June 20, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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