On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1960

Historical Events

Radio Premiere

"Flair" (CBS' answer to Monitor) premieres on radio with Dick Van Dyke

  • Janio Quadros elected president of Brazil
  • New York Yankees beat rival Boston Red Sox, 8-7 at Yankee Stadium, ending season on 15 game winning streak & MLB record 193 HRs
  • San Francisco's White House department store is the 1st to accept BankAmericard
  • US sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show" premieres in CBS (runs till 1968)

Famous Birthdays

  • Cinzia De Ponti [Fiordeponti], Pescara Italy (Miss Italy 1979)
1960 Highlights

About October 3, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years and 2 months
Leap Year: Yes

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