On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 1960

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"LIFE" magazine celebrates artist Anna Mary "Grandma" Moses' 100th birthday by putting her on their cover

Primitive Painter Grandma Moses
Primitive Painter
Grandma Moses

Music ReleaseThe Twist Dance Craze

Chubby Checker's "The Twist" hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100

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Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
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Famous Birthdays

  • Loïc Bigois, French Formula One engineer and aerodynamicist, born in Aix-en-Provence, France
1960 Highlights

About September 19, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo