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Historical Events In 1960

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Nov 02   Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th String quartet, premieres in Leningrad on this day in history.  

Nov 03   In the year 1960 willard Libby is awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for inventing carbon-14 dating  

Nov 05   August Gailit, Estonian writer (Ekke Moor), dies at 69 in the year 1960.  

Nov 06   On this day in history the aircraft carrier Antietam left British Honduras for Pensacola after 4 days of relief operations following hurricane Hattie.  

Nov 06   On this day in history the last steam locomotive to operate officially on Canadian Pacific pulls a special train to St. Lin from Montreal. Locomotive is class A-l-e no. 29, 4-4-0 built in 1887.  

Nov 07   Alvin Carter, vocalist (Carter Family), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Nov 07   In the year 1960 kNRR TV channel 12 in Pembina, ND (IND) begins broadcsting  

Nov 08   JFK (MA-D-Sen) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) for President in the year 1960.  

Nov 08   JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) for 35th US president in the year 1960.  

Nov 08   Masachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy wins the U.S. presidential election, defeating Vice President Richard Nixon in the year 1960.  

Nov 09   In the year 1960 jFK elected as American president,becoming the youngest ever, at the age of 43  

Nov 10   On this day in history isadore Freed, composer, dies at 60  

Nov 10   On this day in history senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill  

Nov 12   In the year 1960 coup against South Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem fails  

Nov 12   John Trim, cricketer (occasional WI quick 1948-52, 18 wkts), dies in the year 1960.  

Nov 12   Mercury-Redstone 1 test launch fails on this day in history.  

Nov 13   Fire in movie theater kills 152 children (Amude Spain) in the year 1960.  

Nov 13   On this day in history sammy Davis Jr marries Swedish actress May Britt  

Nov 14   In the year 1960 2 passenger trains collided at high-speed killing 110 (Czech)  

Nov 14   In the year 1960 walter Catlett, actor (Climax), dies of a stroke at 71  

Nov 15   Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks on this day in history.  

Nov 16   On this day in history clark Gable, actor (Gone With the Wind), dies at 59  

Nov 16   In the year 1960 nL batting champion Dick Groat wins MVP  

Nov 17   In the year 1960 new Washington franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada  

Nov 18   On this day in history charlie Finley, makes a bid to purchase expansion LA Angels  

Nov 18   Copyright office issues its 10 millionth registration in the year 1960.  

Nov 19   Mickey Vernon is hired as 1st manager of new Washington team on this day in history.  

Nov 19   On this day in history phyllis Haver, actress (Don Juan), commits suicide at 61  

Nov 20   Jacob Cohen, Hebrew poet/writer, dies in the year 1960.  

Nov 21   Bob Scheffing signs to manage Tigers after Casey Stengel turns it down in the year 1960.  

Nov 22   French National Meeting decide to build own nuclear weapons in the year 1960.  

Nov 23   Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year in the year 1960.  

Nov 23   Tiros 2, a weather satellite is launched in the year 1960.  

Nov 24   Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, zionist/socialist theorist, dies at 82 in the year 1960.  

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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 in the year 1960.  

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   Cory Everson, Racine Wisconsin, body builder (6X Ms Olympia) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Michael Stipe, US rock vocalist (REM-Losing My Religion, Stand) was born in the year 1960.  

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   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   Victor Seastrom, entertainer, dies at 80 in the year 1960.  

Jan 04   In the year 1960 albert Camus, French author (Stranger), dies in an auto accident at 46  

Jan 05   Donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies on this day in history.  

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   Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (b. 1880) died in the year 1960.  

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