On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1960

Historical Events

  • US stops sugar import from Cuba
  • Zaire (formerly Belgian Congo) declares independence from Belgium

Famous Birthdays

  • Brenden O'Brien, American record producer (Pearl Jam; Stone Temple Pilots; Bruce Springsteen), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Murray Cook, Australian children's singer (The Wiggles), born in Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
  • Randy Ladouceur, Canadian NHL defenseman and coach (Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers, Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Brockville, Ontario, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Clarence Cameron White, composer, dies at 79
1960 Highlights

About June 30, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer