On This Day

August 8, 1960 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Charges against 53 of the 76 Africans detained after the Sharpeville massacre in South Africa are dropped
  • Ivory Coast declares independence
  • South Kasai secedes from the Congo.

Birthdays in History

  • Ulrich Maly, German politician

Deaths in History

  • Danton Walker, American columnist (Broadway Spotlight), dies at 61
1960 in History