On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1960

Historical Events

  • British Labour party demands unilateral nuclear disarmament
  • Eastern AL Electra turbo-prop crashed in Boston Harbor (61 die)
  • KEYC TV channel 12 in Mankato, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Careca, Brazilian footballer
  • Daniel Baldwin, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred L. Kroeber, American anthropologist and author (Anthropologist looks at History), dies at 84
1960 Highlights

About October 5, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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