On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1960

Historical Events


BattleCoup d'état

Coup against South Vietnamese President Ngô Đình Diệm fails

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm
  • Mercury-Redstone 1 test launch fails at 10 cm altitude

Famous Birthdays

  • Bertice Berry, talk show host (Bertice)
  • Maurane, Belgian singer

Famous Deaths

  • John Trim, cricketer (occasional WI quick 1948-52, 18 wkts), dies
1960 Highlights

About November 12, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio