On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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

  • Adam Lingner, American football NFL center (Buffalo Bills), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Bruce Baumgartner, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984, 92), born in Haledon, New Jersey
  • Rosalyn Nideffer, South African tennis star (1993 Futures-Midland MI), born in Durban, South Africa
  • Saïd Aquita, Moroccan 5K runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Kenitra, Morocco
  • Tihomir Blaškić, Croatian war criminal, born in Kiseljak, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Famous Deaths

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