On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1960

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Spartacus", directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier, premieres in NYC


Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Lewis, American NFL cornerback (Pro Bowl 1987-90; KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in Mansfield, Louisiana
  • Jeffrey Trachta, actor (Thorne-Bold & Beautiful), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Richard Jobson, British TV person/rocker (Skids-Scared to Dance)

Famous Deaths

  • Douglas Spencer, American actor (The Thing from Another World, This Island Earth, River of No Return), dies from diabetes at 50
1960 Highlights

About October 6, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra