On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1960

Historical Events

  • 14th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: All-Stars beat Montreal Canadiens, 2-1
  • KCBY TV channel 11 in Coos Bay, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nigeria becomes the 99th member of the United Nations
  • Nigeria gains independence from Great Britain (National Day)

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Wole Soyinka's play "A Dance of the Forests" is first performed as part of Nigerian Independence celebrations

Playwright Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeth Dennehy, American actress (Guiding Light), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
1960 Highlights

About October 1, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years and 2 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra