What Happened on June 24, 1960

Historical Events

  • 10th Berlin International Film Festival: "El Lazarillo de Tormes" wins Golden Bear
  • Geoff Griffin takes a hat-trick South Africa v England Lord's

Event of Interest

Patrice Lumumba as head of the MNC party forms a government in the Congo and becomes independent Congo's first Prime Minister

1960 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Erik Poppe, Norwegian film director
  • Juli Inkster, American golfer (7 LPGA major titles; US Open 1999, 2002), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Karin Pilsäter, Swedish politician
  • Trisha Meili, the "Central Park Jogger"
Born in 1960

About June 24, 1960

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Everybody's Somebody's Fool - Connie Francis
  • UK #1 Song: Three Steps To Heaven - Eddie Cochran