What Happened on October 26, 1960

Historical Events

  • MLB: American League approves existing Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins, and two new expansion franchises - Los Angeles Angels & Washington (D.C.) Senators; 1961 season schedule grows from 154 to 162 games

Famous Deaths

  • (Francis Drake) "Pat" Ballard, American songwriter ("Mr. Sandman", "Love Is Mine"), lyricist, script writer, and columnist, dies of a heart attack at 61
1960 Highlights

About October 26, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters
  • UK #1 Song: Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison