What Happened on March 5, 1960

Historical Events

  • 7th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 63-59
  • Ice Dance Championship at Vancouver won by Denny & Jones (GRB)
  • Ice Pairs Championship at Vancouver won by Wagner & Paul (CAN)

Famous Photo

Iconic photograph 'Guerrillero Heroico' taken of Che Guevara at a memorial service in Havana, by Cuban photographer Alberto Korda, possibly the most reproduced photo in history

  • 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)
1960 History

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
Born in 1960

About March 5, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years and 16 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