On This Day

What Happened on June 25, 1960

Historical Events

  • Earthquake in NE Belgium
  • Madagascar gains independence from France
  • Somaliland is granted independence by British government
  • South Africa beats New Zealand 13-0 in the first rugby test of the series in Johannesburg

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Johnston, Australian soccer midfielder (Liverpool 271 games; 5 League titles and FA Cup 1986), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Zorica Kondža, Croatian pop singer (Stijene), born in Split, Yugoslavia

Famous Weddings

Oscar Robertson

NBA player Oscar Robertson (21) weds teacher Yvonne Crittenden in Cincinnati, Ohio

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson

Famous Deaths

  • Tommy Corcoran, American baseball shortstop (MLB shortstop game assist record 14), dies at 91
  • Walter Baade, German-American astronomer (Andromeda), dies at 67
1960 Highlights

About June 25, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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