On This Day

What Happened on September 30, 1960

Historical Events

Television Premiere

"The Flintstones" the first animated sitcom created by Hanna-Barbera premieres on ABC in the US

  • On Howdy Doody's last show Clarabelle finally talks "Goodbye Kids"
  • West Germany signs trade agreement with East Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Rieflin, American rock drummer (Nine Inch Nails; R.E.M.; King Crimson), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2020)
  • Blanche Lincoln, American politician
  • Susan Keith, actress (Shana Vochek-Loving)

Famous Deaths

  • St John Philby, British explorer and Arabist, dies at 75
1960 Highlights

About September 30, 1960

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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