On This Day

What Happened on March 4, 1960

Historical Events

  • French freighter "La Coubre" explodes in Havana Cuba, killing 100

Famous Birthdays

  • Christina Sussiek, former German athlete
  • John Mugabi, Ugandan boxer
  • Mykelti Williamson, American actor
  • Reggie McElroy, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • Russell Todd, actor (Dr Jamie Frame-Another World), born in Troy, New York

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Lucille Ball files for divorce from Desi Arnaz

Actress and Comedian Lucille Ball
Actress and Comedian
Lucille Ball
Actor Desi Arnaz
Desi Arnaz

Famous Deaths

  • Herbert O'Conor, 51st Governor of the US State of Maryland (b. 1896)
  • Leonard Warren [Warenoff], American baritone (Metropolitan Opera, 1939-60), dies of a heart attack during a performance of Verddi's "La forza del destino" at 48
1960 Highlights

About March 4, 1960

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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