On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1960

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, Surinamese-Dutch singer (Mai Tai), born in Suriname
  • Ian Baker-Finch, Australian golfer and broadcaster (1991 British Open 1991, CBS), born in Nambour, Queensland, Australia
  • Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian, born in Bogotá, Colombia (d. 1999)
  • Joachim Winkelhock, German race car driver, born in Waiblingen, West Germany
1960 Highlights

About October 24, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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