On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1960

Historical Events

  • 7th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 63-59
Conscripted in 1958, Elvis Presley served two years in the U.S. Army
Conscripted in 1958, Elvis Presley served two years in the U.S. Army
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  • Ice Dance Championship at Vancouver won by Denny & Jones (GRB)
  • Ice Pairs Championship at Vancouver won by Wagner & Paul (CAN)
  • Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vancouver won by Alain Giletti (FRA)
  • The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis originates when Alister Hardy publicly announces his idea that ape-human divergence may have been due to a coastal phase.
  • Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champions in Vancouver won by Carol E Heiss (USA)

Famous Birthdays

  • David Tibet, English musician (Current 93)
  • Nicolas Launay, British record producer, composer and recording engineer (Yeah Yeah Yeahs; Arcade Fire; Kate Bush; Talking Heads), born in London, England
1960 Highlights

About March 5, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 7 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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