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.