On This Day

February 8, 1960 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Congress opens hearings looking into payola

Historic Event

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor".

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

Birthdays in History

  • Benigno Aquino III, 15th President of the Philippines (Liberal Party: 2010-16), born in Manila, Philippines (d. 2021)

Deaths in History

  • Giles Gilbert Scott, British architect (b. 1880)
  • John Langshaw Austin, British philosopher, (b. 1911)
1960 in History