On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1960

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 (Burnt by the Sun), born in Serpukhov, Moscow Oblast, Russian SFSR

Famous Deaths


Person of interestOtto Frederick Rohwedder

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


1960 Highlights

About November 8, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio