On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1960

Historical Events

  • Explorer (8) fails to reach Earth orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Nicol Stephen, Deputy First Minister of Scotland
  • Oscar Michael Moore, journalist
  • Terry Sweeney, American writer/comedian (SNL), born in Queens, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Franklin P Adams, columnist (Information Please), dies at 78
1960 Highlights

About March 23, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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