What Happened on November 3, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Ivory Coast adopts constitution
  • Pittsburgh Pirates starter Vern Law (20-9, 18 complete games) wins MLB's Cy Young Award
  • Tammy Grimes' "Unsinkable Molly Brown" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 532 performances

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)
  • Sharon Monplaisir, American fencer-epee (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • 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