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Historical Events In 1960

Friday, 20 May 2022

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) on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Aug 23   In the year 1960 oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65  

Aug 23   World's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea) on this day in history.  

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

Aug 24   In the year 1960 -127F (-88C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record)  

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

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

Aug 26   Mark Hambourg, composer, dies at 81 in the year 1960.  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1960 boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7  

Aug 31   Agricultural Hall of Fame established in the year 1960.  

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

Sep 03   In the year 1960 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   In the year 1960 cassius Clay captures the olympic light heavyweight gold medal  

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   Wilhelm Pieck, president of German DR (1949-60), dies at 84 in the year 1960.  

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

Sep 09   On this day in history 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   Running barefoot, Ethiopian Abebe Bikila wins Rome Olympic marathon on this day in history.  

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

Sep 13   On this day in history leo Weiner, Hungarian composer (Toldi), dies at 75  

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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   On this day in history birth of naoki Urasawa, Japanese manga author  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1960 birth of sandeep Marwah Founder of Film City, Noida, India  

Jan 04   In the year 1960 birth of cory Everson, Racine Wisconsin, body builder (6X Ms Olympia)  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of april Winchell, American actress  

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   Margaret Sullavan, actress (Back Street), overdose at 48 died in the year 1960.  

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

Jan 03   Victor Seastrom, entertainer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history albert Camus, French author (Stranger), dies in an auto accident at 46  

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

Jan 09   On this day in history death of elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (b. 1880)  

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