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)

Theater Premiere

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


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? 61 years and 2 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra