What happened this day in history February 8, 1960

What are the important events that happened on February 8, 1960? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 8, 1960: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 8, 1960 is the 39th day of the year 1960 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 327 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 26, 1960 – a Monday. 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 ‘triacontaenneagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $1,019.20. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone 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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February 8, 1960 Historical Events

  • 1960
    Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issues 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”.
  • 1960
    The first eight brass star plaques are installed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Who were born on February 8, 1960?

  • 1960
    Benigno Aquino III, Philippine President
  • 1960
    Dino Ciccarelli, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1960
    Stuart Hamm, American bassist (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai)

Who died on February 8, 1960?

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

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