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Historical Events In 1960

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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

Aug 19   In the year 1960 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 in the year 1960.  

Aug 20   On this day in history senegal breaks from the Mali federation; declaring independence  

Aug 20   On this day in history uSSR recovers 2 dogs; first living organisms to return from space  

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) in the year 1960.  

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 in the year 1960.  

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

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

Aug 27   In the year 1960 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   White Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run HR is disallowed as ump called time on this day in history.  

Aug 29   On this day in history alexander Gauge, actor (Adv of Robin Hood), dies at 46  

Aug 29   Jordan premier Hazza-el-Madjali deadly injured at bomb attack on this day in history.  

Aug 30   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

Sep 06   Jimmy Savo, comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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

Sep 07   On this day in history 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   The birth of Hugh Grant, Britsh actor in the year 1960.  

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

Sep 10   Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga in the year 1960.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1960 birth of raman Lamba, cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1986-87)  

Jan 02   Naoki Urasawa, Japanese manga author was born in the year 1960.  

Jan 03   Joan Chen, [Chen Chung], Shanghai China, actress (Last Emperor) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history death of margaret Sullavan, actress (Back Street), overdose at 48  

Jan 02   Cees [Cornelis J] Laseur, Dutch actor/dir (Hague Comedy), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1960 albert Camus, French author (Stranger), dies in an auto accident at 46  

Jan 05   Donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (b. 1880) died on this day in history.  

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