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

  • Brendan O'Brien, American Grammy Award-winning sound engineer and record producer (Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Rage Against the Machine, Chris Cornell, and 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, 1983-96 (Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers, Anaheim Mighty Ducks), and coach, born in Brockville, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Clarence Cameron White, American concert violinist, and composer (Elegy; Ouanga!), dies from cancer at 79
1960 Highlights

About June 30, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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