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Historical Events In 1960

Sunday, 16 May 2021

Aug 17   On this day in history the west African country of Gabon gains its independence from France.  

Aug 19   American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers sentenced to ten years in a Soviet prison for espionage in the year 1960.  

Aug 19   Sputnik 5 carries 2 dogs, 3 mice into orbit (later recovered alive) in the year 1960.  

Aug 20   Rudolf Moser, composer, dies at 68 in the year 1960.  

Aug 20   Senegal breaks from the Mali federation; declaring independence in the year 1960.  

Aug 20   USSR recovers 2 dogs; first living organisms to return from space in the year 1960.  

Aug 23   On this day in history oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65  

Aug 23   On this day in history world's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea)  

Aug 24   -127 F (-88ø C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record) on this day in history.  

Aug 24   -127F (-88C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record) on this day in history.  

Aug 24   60 people die when bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil on this day in history.  

Aug 25   In the year 1960 17th summer olympics opens in Rome  

Aug 26   On this day in history mark Hambourg, composer, dies at 81  

Aug 27   In the year 1960 anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)  

Aug 28   On this day in history anton Lajovic, composer, dies at 81  

Aug 28   In the year 1960 white Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run HR is disallowed as ump called time  

Aug 29   Alexander Gauge, actor (Adv of Robin Hood), dies at 46 in the year 1960.  

Aug 29   In the year 1960 jordan premier Hazza-el-Madjali deadly injured at bomb attack  

Aug 30   Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7 in the year 1960.  

Aug 31   On this day in history agricultural Hall of Fame established  

Sep 02   Tamara & Irina Press (USSR) become 1st sisters to win olympic gold in the year 1960.  

Sep 03   On this day in history joseph Lamb, composer, dies at 72  

Sep 04   Alfred E Green, director (Copacabana), dies after long illness at 71 in the year 1960.  

Sep 05   Cassius Clay captures the olympic light heavyweight gold medal in the year 1960.  

Sep 06   Jimmy Savo, comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65 in the year 1960.  

Sep 07   Ljudmila Shevcova runs female olympic record 800m (2:04.3) on this day in history.  

Sep 07   In the year 1960 wilhelm Pieck, president of German DR (1949-60), dies at 84  

Sep 09   Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Sep 09   In the year 1960 the birth of Hugh Grant, Britsh actor  

Sep 10   In the year 1960 abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2)  

Sep 10   In the year 1960 fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga  

Sep 10   On this day in history running barefoot, Ethiopian Abebe Bikila wins Rome Olympic marathon  

Sep 11   In the year 1960 the 17th Olympic games close in Rome  

Sep 13   Leo Weiner, Hungarian composer (Toldi), dies at 75 in the year 1960.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1960

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Raman Lamba, cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1986-87) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   In the year 1960 birth of naoki Urasawa, Japanese manga author  

Jan 03   Joan Chen, [Chen Chung], Shanghai China, actress (Last Emperor) was born in the year 1960.  

Jan 03   Sandeep Marwah Founder of Film City, Noida, India was born in the year 1960.  

Jan 04   Cory Everson, Racine Wisconsin, body builder (6X Ms Olympia) was born in the year 1960.  

Jan 04   Michael Stipe, US rock vocalist (REM-Losing My Religion, Stand) was born in the year 1960.  

Jan 04   April Winchell, American actress was born in the year 1960.  

Jan 05   Steve Jones, British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series) was born in the year 1960.  

Famous Deaths In 1960

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1960 death of margaret Sullavan, actress (Back Street), overdose at 48  

Jan 02   Cees [Cornelis J] Laseur, Dutch actor/dir (Hague Comedy), dies at 60 in the year 1960.  

Jan 03   On this day in history victor Seastrom, entertainer, dies at 80  

Jan 04   Albert Camus, French author (Stranger), dies in an auto accident at 46 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies  

Jan 06   Edith Barstow, choreographer (Frankie Laine Time), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Luis da Costa, composer, dies at 80 in the year 1960.  

Jan 09   In the year 1960 death of elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (b. 1880)  

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