What Happened on November 8, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

John F. Kennedy is elected President of the United States, defeating Republican candidate Richard Nixon who was the incumbent Vice President

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Nyqvist, Swedish actor (Girl with A Dragon Tattoo), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Oleg Menshikov, Russian actor

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Otto Frederick Rohwedder, American engineer (invented the bread-slicing machine), dies at 80