What Happened on November 3, 1960

Historical Events

  • Ivory Coast adopts constitution
  • Meredith Willson's musical "The Unsinkable Molly Brown", starring Tammy Grimes, opens at Winter Garden, NYC; runs for 532 performances, and wins a Tony Award
  • Pittsburgh Pirates starter Vern Law (20-9, 18 complete games) wins MLB's Cy Young Award
1960 History

Famous Birthdays

  • James Prime, British rock keyboardist (Deacon Blue), born in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Karch Kiraly, American indoor & beach volleyball player (3 x Olympic gold 1984, 88, 96), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • Marcel "Baaf" Stavenuiter, Dutch drummer (Bob Color)
Born in 1960

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Wallace, Baseball HOF shortstop, pitcher (Temple Cup 1895 Cleveland Spiders) and manager (St. Louis Browns, Cincinnati Reds), dies at 86
  • Harold Spencer Jones, English astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun, dies at 70
  • Paul Willis, American actor (The Little Lumberjack; Little Kaintuck), dies at 59

About November 3, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters
  • UK #1 Song: It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires