On This Day

What Happened on March 28, 1960

Historical Events

  • Pope John appoints the first Japanese, African & Filipino cardinals
  • Scotch whisky factory explodes burying 20 fire fighters in Glasgow, Scotland

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Barrie [Brown], British impressionist, comic, and actor (Red Dwarf - "Arnold Rimmer"; The Brittas Empire), born in Hanover, West Germany
  • Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, French author and dramatist (Concerto to the Memory of an Angel), born in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, Rhône
  • José Maria Neves, Prime Minister of Cape Verde (2001-16), born in Santa Catarina, Cape Verde
1960 Highlights

About March 28, 1960

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

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