On This Day

February 29, 1960 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

Theater Premiere

1st Playboy Club, featuring bunnies, opens in Chicago

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • Agadir earthquake in Morocco kills a third of the population (12,000-15,000)

Historic Event

JFK makes "missile gap" the presidential campaign issue

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

Birthdays in History

  • Richard Ramirez, El Paso, Texas, serial killer (Night Stalker)
  • Tony Robbins, American motivational speaker

Deaths in History

Melvin Purvis

Melvin Purvis [Little Mel], American FBI agent that lead the manhunt for outlaws Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd and John Dillinger, dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 56

FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis
1960 in History