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Historical Events In 1960

Monday, 21 September 2020

Nov 02   Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th String quartet, premieres in Leningrad in the year 1960.  

Nov 03   Willard Libby is awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for inventing carbon-14 dating on this day in history.  

Nov 05   In the year 1960 august Gailit, Estonian writer (Ekke Moor), dies at 69  

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

Nov 06   In the year 1960 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   KNRR TV channel 12 in Pembina, ND (IND) begins broadcsting in the year 1960.  

Nov 08   On this day in history jFK (MA-D-Sen) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) for President  

Nov 08   On this day in history jFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) for 35th US president  

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

Nov 09   JFK elected as American president,becoming the youngest ever, at the age of 43 on this day in history.  

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

Nov 10   Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill on this day in history.  

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

Nov 12   On this day in history john Trim, cricketer (occasional WI quick 1948-52, 18 wkts), dies  

Nov 12   In the year 1960 mercury-Redstone 1 test launch fails  

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

Nov 13   Sammy Davis Jr marries Swedish actress May Britt in the year 1960.  

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   On this day in history elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks  

Nov 16   Clark Gable, actor (Gone With the Wind), dies at 59 in the year 1960.  

Nov 16   NL batting champion Dick Groat wins MVP in the year 1960.  

Nov 17   New Washington franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 19   On this day in history mickey Vernon is hired as 1st manager of new Washington team  

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

Nov 20   On this day in history jacob Cohen, Hebrew poet/writer, dies  

Nov 21   Bob Scheffing signs to manage Tigers after Casey Stengel turns it down on this day in history.  

Nov 22   On this day in history french National Meeting decide to build own nuclear weapons  

Nov 23   In the year 1960 dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year  

Nov 23   On this day in history tiros 2, a weather satellite is launched  

Nov 24   Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, zionist/socialist theorist, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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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 in the year 1960.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1960 birth of michael Stipe, US rock vocalist (REM-Losing My Religion, Stand)  

Jan 04   April Winchell, American actress was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1960 edith Barstow, choreographer (Frankie Laine Time), dies at 52  

Jan 07   Luis da Costa, composer, dies at 80 in the year 1960.  

Jan 09   In the year 1960 death of elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (b. 1880)  

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