What Happened on October 24, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Disaster on USSR's Baikonoer launch pad, kills missile expert Nedelin & team (165 die-unconfirmed); USSR claims killed in plane crash

Famous Birthdays

  • B.D. Wong, American actor (M. Butterfly), born in San Francisco, California
  • Carolien de Windt, Suriname/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)
  • Ian Baker-Finch, Australian golfer, broadcaster (1991 British Open 1991, CBS), born in Nambour Queensland
  • Jaime Garz√≥n, Colombian journalist and comedian (d. 1999)
  • Joachim "Jo" Winkelhock, German race car driver