What Happened on October 30, 1960

Historical Events

  • 12th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Rex White wins
  • Guatemala's "La Hora" reports plan for invasion on Cuba
  • Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
1960 History

Famous Birthdays

  • David Valle, American baseball catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Bayside, New York

Diego MaradonaDiego Maradona (1960-2020)

Argentine soccer forward (91 caps; World Cup 1986 [captain]; FIFA Player of the 20th Century; Argentinos Juniors, Napoli), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Joe Daley, American golfer (Senior Players C'ship 2012), born in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Kim Thompson, English actress (Stealing Heaven), born in Bath, Somerset, England
Born in 1960

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Hill, Australian-New Zealand composer and conductor (Hinemoa), dies at 90

About October 30, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 7 months and 6 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: It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires