What happened this day in history January 21, 1960

What are the important events that happened on January 21, 1960? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 21, 1960: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 21, 1960 is the 21st day of the year 1960 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 345 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 8, 1960 – a Thursday. 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 ‘icosihenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $5,153.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Aquarius 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 21, 1960 Historical Events

  • 1960
    Avianca Flight 671 crashes and burns upon landing at Montego Bay, Jamaica, killing 37. It is the worst air disaster in Jamaica’s history and the first for Avianca.
  • 1960
    Little Joe 1B, a Mercury spacecraft, lifts off from Wallops Island, Virginia with Miss Sam, a female rhesus monkey on board.

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