On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Martin Luther King Jr. arrested in Atlanta sit-in

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • US imposes embargo on exports to Cuba

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Woodgate, rock drummer (Madness, Voice of Beehive), born in London, England
  • Dawn Coe-Jones, Canadian golfer (3 LPGA wins), born in Campbell River, British Colombia (d. 2016)
  • Jennifer Holliday, singer/actress (Dream Girls), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jonathan FeBland, English musician and artist

Famous Deaths

  • G√ľnter Raphael, German composer (Busskantate), dies at 57