What Happened on June 26, 1960

Historical Events

  • British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain
  • Hall of Fame allows veteran committee to vote annually
  • Italian Somaliland declares independence from Italian administration
  • LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Beverly CC: Joyce Ziske wins on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Barbara Romack
  • Madagascar (formerly Malagasy Rep) declares independence from France

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Edwards, American model and Playboy playmate (Sept, 1983, 1984 Playmate of the Year), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist, born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • John B. Kelly, American rower and father of Grace Kelly (3 x Olympic gold 1920, 24), dies of intestinal cancer at 70
1960 Highlights

About June 26, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 7 months and 3 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