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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  

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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   Naoki Urasawa, Japanese manga author was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Joan Chen, [Chen Chung], Shanghai China, actress (Last Emperor) was born in the year 1960.  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1960 birth of april Winchell, American actress  

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   Margaret Sullavan, actress (Back Street), overdose at 48 died on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1960 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   Edith Barstow, choreographer (Frankie Laine Time), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1960 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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