What Happened on March 4, 1960

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Christina Sussiek, German athlete, born in Werther, West Germany
  • John Mugabi, Ugandan boxer
  • Reggie McElroy, American NFL tackle (Denver Broncos), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Russell Todd, American actor (Dr Jamie Frame-Another World), born in Troy, New York
Born in 1960

Famous Divorces

Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz

American comedienne Lucille Ball files for divorce from Cuban-American singer Arnaz">Desi Arnaz, after 14 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Herbert O'Conor, American politician, 51st Governor 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? 63 years, 3 months and 6 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: Poor Me - Adam Faith