What Happened on March 22, 1960

Historical Events

Historic Invention

1st patent for lasers granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes

Famous Deaths

  • Agnes Arber, English biologist and philosopher (Mind & the Eye, 1st woman botanist elected to the Royal Society), dies at 81
  • José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (b. 1904)
1960 Highlights

About March 22, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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