What Happened on November 5, 1960

Famous Birthdays

  • Ken Coomer, American drummer and producer (Uncle Tupelo; Wilco), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Mark West, American NBA center (Detroit Pistons), born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • René Froger, Dutch singer ("Everything Can Make a Man Happy"), born in Amsterdam

Tilda SwintonTilda Swinton (62 years old)

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

Born in 1960

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, Canadian-American film director and producer (Keystone Kops), dies at 80
  • 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? 62 years, 4 months and 20 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