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 (YYeah 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? 60 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces