Historical Events In 1960
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Oct 12 On this day in history inejiro Asanuma, leader Japanese Socialist Party, murdered at 61
Oct 12 Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe at UN General Assembly session on this day in history.
Oct 13 On this day in history 3rd presidential debate with Nixon in Hollywood & Kennedy in NY
Oct 13 On this day in history 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 On this day in history 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 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Oct 17 On this day in history "Tenderloin" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 216 performances
Oct 18 On this day in history casey Stengel retired by NY Yankees (won 10 pennants in 12 years)
Oct 18 In Britain, the News Chronicle & Daily Mail merge, on this day in history.
Oct 18 The London Evening Star merges with the Evening News in the year 1960.
Oct 19 France grants Mauritania independence in the year 1960.
Oct 19 Gunther AR Raphael, German composer (Busskantate), dies at 57 in the year 1960.
Oct 19 Martin Luther King Jr arrested in Atlanta sit-in in the year 1960.
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 in the year 1960.
Oct 21 In the year 1960 1st British nuclear sub Dreadnought launched
Oct 22 Edgar Scauflaire, Belgian, painter/decorator, dies at 67 in the year 1960.
Oct 24 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Oct 25 In the year 1960 jose Padilla, composer, dies at 71
Oct 25 The first electronic wrist watch placed on sale, NYC on this day in history.
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 In the year 1960 aL admits LA & Washington to the league
Oct 29 Chartered C46 carrying Cal State's football team crashes, kills 16 in the year 1960.
Oct 29 Muhammad Ali's (Cassius Clay's) 1st professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker in 6 on this day in history.
Oct 30 Alfred Hill, composer, dies at 89 on this day in history.
Oct 30 On this day in history guatemala's "La Hora" reports plan for invasion on Cuba
Oct 31 Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 10,000 die in the year 1960.
Oct 31 H L Davis, US writer (Honey in the Horn, Pulitzer prize), dies at 64 in the year 1960.
Nov 01 Benelux treaty goes into effect in the year 1960.
Nov 02 In the year 1960 dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek/US conductor/composer, dies at 64