What Happened on November 14, 1960

Historical Events

  • 2 passenger trains collided at high-speed killing 110 (Czech)
  • Belgium threatens to leave UN due to criticism on its policy on Congo
  • New Orleans elementary schools begin desegregation under an order from U.S. Circuit Judge J. Skelly Wright, the McDonogh Three join McDonogh 19 Elementary School and Ruby Bridges joins William Frantz Elementary School. They are met with death threats and racial slurs while the schools faced immediate boycotts.

#1 in the Charts

Ray Charles' single "Georgia On My Mind" reaches #1

Famous Birthdays

  • Piet Swerts, Belgian classical pianist, composer (Rotations; Zodiac), and educator, born in Tongeren, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Catlett, American actor (Climax, Front Page, Tale of 2 Cities), dies of a stroke at 71
1960 Highlights

About November 14, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Stay - Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
  • UK #1 Song: It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires