What Happened on October 12, 1960

Historical Events

  • Japanese politician Inejiro Asanuma is assassinated with a sword during a televised debate live on TV by 17-year old nationalist Otoya Yamaguchi

United Nations Speech

Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev bangs his shoe on his desk at UN General Assembly session


Famous Birthdays

  • Steve Lowery, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2001 3rd), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Famous Deaths

  • Inejiro Asanuma, Leader of the Japanese Socialist Party, murdered at 61
1960 Highlights

About October 12, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters
  • UK #1 Song: Tell Laura I Love Her - Ricky Valance