On This Day

What Happened on November 4, 1960

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mary Leakey and Louis Leakey discover first Homo habilis jaw fragments (OH 7) at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey
Paleoanthropologist
Mary Leakey
Archaeologist and Paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey
Archaeologist and Paleoanthropologist
Louis Leakey

Famous Birthdays

  • Frl. Menke, German pop singer (Neue Deutsche Welle), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Kathy Griffin, American comedienne (Suddenly Susan, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Kim Forester, American country singer (Forester Sister-Men), born in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
  • Marc Awodey, American artist and writer, born in Birmingham, Michigan (d. 2012)
1960 Highlights

About November 4, 1960

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio