On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1960

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dmitri Shostakovich's 8th String quartet premieres in Leningrad

Event of interestEvent of Interest

New York Yankees outfielder Roger Maris beats teammate Mickey Mantle for American League MVP Award, 225-222; second-closest vote ever

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Penguin Books cleared of obscenity for publishing DH Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover"


Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Baumgartner, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984, 92), born in Haledon, New Jersey
  • Rosalyn Fairbank, South African tennis player (French Open doubles 1981, 83), born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Tihomir Blaškić, Croatian war criminal, born in Kiseljak, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Famous Deaths

  • Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek/US conductor/composer, dies at 64
1960 Highlights

About November 2, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio