On This Day

What Happened on November 3, 1960

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)

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Wallace, Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop, pitcher, manager, umpire and scout (St. Louis Browns), 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
1960 Highlights

About November 3, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio