On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark West, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
  • RenĂ© Froger, Dutch singer (Everything Can Make a Man Happy)

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
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