On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1960

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark West, American NBA center (Detroit Pistons), born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • RenĂ© Froger, Dutch singer (Everything Can Make a Man Happy), born in Amsterdam

Person of interestTilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton, British actress (We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Chronicles of Narnia), born in London, England

Actress Tilda Swinton
Actress
Tilda Swinton

Famous Deaths

  • August Gailit, Estonian writer (Ekke Moor), dies at 69
  • Johnny Horton, American country and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), dies in a car accident at 33
  • Mack Sennett, director and producer (Keystone Cops), dies
  • Ward Bond, American actor (Wagon Train, It's a Wonderful Life), dies of a heart attack at 57
1960 Highlights

About November 5, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio