What Happened on March 11, 1960

Historical Events

  • Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth & Venus

Famous Birthdays

  • Christophe Gans, French film director
Born in 1960

Famous Deaths

  • Roy Chapman Andrews, US scientist and explorer (found 1st known dinosaur eggs, director of the American Museum of Natural History), dies at 76
1960 Highlights

About March 11, 1960

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Theme From "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith And His Orchestra
  • UK #1 Song: Running Bear - Johnny Preston