What are the important events that happened on August 16, 1960? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 16, 1960: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 16, 1960 is the 229th day of the year 1960 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 137 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 3, 1960 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaicosaenneagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $4,683.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rat is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 16, 1960 Historical Events

  • 1960
    Cyprus gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1960
    Joseph Kittinger parachutes from a balloon over New Mexico at 102800 ft, setting three records that still stand today: High-altitude jump, free-fall, and highest speed by a human without an aircraft.

Who were born on August 16, 1960?

  • 1960
    Timothy Hutton, American actor

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