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Historical Events In 1960

Friday, 18 September 2020

Oct 12   Inejiro Asanuma, leader Japanese Socialist Party, murdered at 61 in the year 1960.  

Oct 12   Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe at UN General Assembly session on this day in history.  

Oct 13   3rd presidential debate with Nixon in Hollywood & Kennedy in NY on this day in history.  

Oct 13   In the year 1960 3rd presidential debate with Nixon in Hollywood and Kennedy in NY  

Oct 14   In the year 1960 abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal), dies  

Oct 14   In the year 1960 peace Corps First suggested by JFK  

Oct 15   In the year 1960 clara Kimball Young, actress (Return of Chandu), dies of stroke at 70  

Oct 15   In the year 1960 uSS Patrick Henry (SSBN-599) begins successful firing of four Polaris test vehicles under operational rather than test conditions. Tests are completed on 18 October.  

Oct 16   NL votes to admit Houston & NY to league in the year 1960.  

Oct 17   "Tenderloin" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 216 performances in the year 1960.  

Oct 18   Casey Stengel retired by NY Yankees (won 10 pennants in 12 years) on this day in history.  

Oct 18   On this day in history in Britain, the News Chronicle & Daily Mail merge,  

Oct 18   On this day in history the London Evening Star merges with the Evening News  

Oct 19   In the year 1960 france grants Mauritania independence  

Oct 19   Gunther AR Raphael, German composer (Busskantate), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Oct 19   On this day in history martin Luther King Jr arrested in Atlanta sit-in  

Oct 19   In the year 1960 the US imposes an embargo on exports to Cuba  

Oct 20   First fully mechanized post office opened, Providence, RI on this day in history.  

Oct 21   1st British nuclear sub Dreadnought launched in the year 1960.  

Oct 22   In the year 1960 edgar Scauflaire, Belgian, painter/decorator, dies at 67  

Oct 24   In the year 1960 disaster on USSR (Baikonoer) launch pad, kills missile expert Nedelin & team (165 die-unconfirmed); USSR claims killed in plane crash  

Oct 24   Disaster on USSR launch pad, kills missile expert Nedelin and team (unconfirmed); USSR claims he was killed in plane crash in the year 1960.  

Oct 25   In the year 1960 jose Padilla, composer, dies at 71  

Oct 25   The first electronic wrist watch placed on sale, NYC in the year 1960.  

Oct 26   In the year 1960 aL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins & announces franchises in LA & Wash DC for 1961  

Oct 27   AL admits LA & Washington to the league on this day in history.  

Oct 29   In the year 1960 chartered C46 carrying Cal State's football team crashes, kills 16  

Oct 29   Muhammad Ali's (Cassius Clay's) 1st professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker in 6 in the year 1960.  

Oct 30   Alfred Hill, composer, dies at 89 in the year 1960.  

Oct 30   In the year 1960 guatemala's "La Hora" reports plan for invasion on Cuba  

Oct 31   In the year 1960 cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 10,000 die  

Oct 31   In the year 1960 h L Davis, US writer (Honey in the Horn, Pulitzer prize), dies at 64  

Nov 01   Benelux treaty goes into effect in the year 1960.  

Nov 02   On this day in history dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek/US conductor/composer, dies at 64  

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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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of cory Everson, Racine Wisconsin, body builder (6X Ms Olympia)  

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 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 in the year 1960.  

Jan 05   Donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies in the year 1960.  

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 on this day in history.  

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