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Historical Events In 1960

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Oct 12   In the year 1960 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   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   On this day in history abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal), dies  

Oct 14   Peace Corps First suggested by JFK on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history nL votes to admit Houston & NY to league  

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

Oct 18   In the year 1960 casey Stengel retired by NY Yankees (won 10 pennants in 12 years)  

Oct 18   In the year 1960 in Britain, the News Chronicle & Daily Mail merge,  

Oct 18   The London Evening Star merges with the Evening News on this day in history.  

Oct 19   France grants Mauritania independence on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history first fully mechanized post office opened, Providence, RI  

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   On this day in history disaster on USSR launch pad, kills missile expert Nedelin and team (unconfirmed); USSR claims he was killed in plane crash  

Oct 25   Jose Padilla, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Oct 25   In the year 1960 the first electronic wrist watch placed on sale, NYC  

Oct 26   AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins & announces franchises in LA & Wash DC for 1961 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history muhammad Ali's (Cassius Clay's) 1st professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker in 6  

Oct 30   Alfred Hill, composer, dies at 89 on this day in history.  

Oct 30   Guatemala's "La Hora" reports plan for invasion on Cuba in the year 1960.  

Oct 31   On this day in history cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 10,000 die  

Oct 31   On this day in history 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   Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek/US conductor/composer, dies at 64 in the year 1960.  

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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   In the year 1960 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 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   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 in the year 1960.  

Jan 02   Cees [Cornelis J] Laseur, Dutch actor/dir (Hague Comedy), dies at 60 in the year 1960.  

Jan 03   In the year 1960 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   Donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies in the year 1960.  

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   In the year 1960 death of elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (b. 1880)  

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