What Happened on October 19, 1960

Historical Events

  • France grants Mauritania independence
  • KWCS (now KOOG) TV channel 30 in Ogden, UT (IND) begins broadcasting

Event of Interest

Martin Luther King Jr. arrested in Atlanta sit-in

  • US imposes embargo on exports to Cuba
1960 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan "Woody" Woodgate, British rock drummer (Madness - "Our House"; Voice of Beehive), born in Kensington, West London, England
  • Dawn Coe-Jones, Canadian golfer (3 LPGA wins), born in Campbell River, British Columbia (d. 2016)
  • Jennifer Holliday, American Grammy and Tony Award-winning stage actress, and pop, R&B, and gospel singer (Dream Girls), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jonathan FeBland, English musician and artist, born in London
Born in 1960

Famous Deaths

  • Günter Raphael, German composer (Busskantate), dies at 57

About October 19, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Want To Be Wanted - Brenda Lee
  • UK #1 Song: Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison