What happened this day in history August 5, 1960

What are the important events that happened on August 5, 1960? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 5, 1960: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 5, 1960 is the 218th day of the year 1960 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 148 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 23, 1960 – 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 ‘dihectadecaoctagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $10,192.50. (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 5, 1960 Historical Events

  • 1960
    Burkina Faso, then known as Upper Volta, becomes independent from France.

Who were born on August 5, 1960?

  • 1960
    Seth Swirsky, American songwriter

Who died on August 5, 1960?

  • 1960
    Arthur Meighen, 9th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1874)

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