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Historical Events In 1960

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Aug 17   The west African country of Gabon gains its independence from France in the year 1960.  

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

Aug 19   On this day in history sputnik 5 carries 2 dogs, 3 mice into orbit (later recovered alive)  

Aug 20   Rudolf Moser, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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

Aug 23   In the year 1960 world's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea)  

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

Aug 24   In the year 1960 -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 in the year 1960.  

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

Aug 27   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Aug 29   Jordan premier Hazza-el-Madjali deadly injured at bomb attack in the year 1960.  

Aug 30   On this day in history boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7  

Aug 31   Agricultural Hall of Fame established on this day in history.  

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

Sep 03   Joseph Lamb, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1960.  

Sep 09   On this day in history 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   On this day in history fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga  

Sep 10   Running barefoot, Ethiopian Abebe Bikila wins Rome Olympic marathon in the year 1960.  

Sep 11   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of raman Lamba, cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1986-87)  

Jan 02   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of michael Stipe, US rock vocalist (REM-Losing My Religion, Stand)  

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

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

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   In the year 1960 edith Barstow, choreographer (Frankie Laine Time), dies at 52  

Jan 07   On this day in history luis da Costa, composer, dies at 80  

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

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