On This Day

August 24, 1960 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • -127°F (-88°C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
  • 60 people die when a bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil

Birthdays in History

  • Franz Viehböck, Austrian 1st cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Steven Lindsey, U.S. Air Force officer and NASA astronaut (STS 87, sk:95), born in Temple City, California
1960 in History