What are the important events that happened on January 1, 1960? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 1, 1960: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 1, 1960 is the 1st day of the year 1960 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 365 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 19, 1959 – a Friday. 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 ‘henagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $1,986.90. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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

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

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January 1, 1960 Historical Events

  • 1960
    Cameroon achieves independence from France and the United Kingdom.

Who were born on January 1, 1960?

  • 1960
    Leilani Kai, American wrestler
  • 1960
    Michael Seibert, American ice dancer
  • 1960
    Rayo de Jalisco, Jr., Mexican wrestler

Who died on January 1, 1960?

  • 1960
    Margaret Sullavan, American actress, screenwriter (b. 1909)

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