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Historical Events In 1960

Saturday, 04 July 2020

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

Aug 19   On this day in history american U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers sentenced to ten years in a Soviet prison for espionage  

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 on this day in history.  

Aug 20   In the year 1960 senegal breaks from the Mali federation; declaring independence  

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

Aug 23   Oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

Aug 23   World's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea) in the year 1960.  

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

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

Aug 24   In the year 1960 60 people die when bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil  

Aug 25   17th summer olympics opens in Rome on this day in history.  

Aug 26   In the year 1960 mark Hambourg, composer, dies at 81  

Aug 27   On this day in history anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)  

Aug 28   Anton Lajovic, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   Agricultural Hall of Fame established on this day in history.  

Sep 02   Tamara & Irina Press (USSR) become 1st sisters to win olympic gold on this day in history.  

Sep 03   In the year 1960 joseph Lamb, composer, dies at 72  

Sep 04   In the year 1960 alfred E Green, director (Copacabana), dies after long illness at 71  

Sep 05   In the year 1960 cassius Clay captures the olympic light heavyweight gold medal  

Sep 06   In the year 1960 jimmy Savo, comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65  

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

Sep 07   Wilhelm Pieck, president of German DR (1949-60), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Sep 09   On this day in history armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, composer, dies at 75  

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

Sep 10   Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2) in the year 1960.  

Sep 10   Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga on this day in history.  

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

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

Sep 13   Leo Weiner, Hungarian composer (Toldi), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

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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 in the year 1960.  

Jan 02   Naoki Urasawa, Japanese manga author was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1960 birth of joan Chen, [Chen Chung], Shanghai China, actress (Last Emperor)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of sandeep Marwah Founder of Film City, Noida, India  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1960 birth of michael Stipe, US rock vocalist (REM-Losing My Religion, Stand)  

Jan 04   April Winchell, American actress was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Steve Jones, British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1960

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history death of margaret Sullavan, actress (Back Street), overdose at 48  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1960 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   In the year 1960 donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies  

Jan 06   On this day in history edith Barstow, choreographer (Frankie Laine Time), dies at 52  

Jan 07   In the year 1960 luis da Costa, composer, dies at 80  

Jan 09   Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (b. 1880) died in the year 1960.  

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