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Historical Events In 1960

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Feb 29   In the year 1960 playboy Club, featuring bunnies, opens in Chicago  

Mar 03   Ninth largest snowfall in NYC history (14.5") in the year 1960.  

Mar 03   Sammy White, actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

Mar 04   On this day in history french freighter "La Coubre" explodes in Havana Cuba, killing 100  

Mar 04   On this day in history leonard Warren, US baritone, dies on stage at 48  

Mar 04   Lucille Ball files divorce from Desi Arnaz in the year 1960.  

Mar 05   Elvis Presley becomes a civilian after spending two years in the US Army in the year 1960.  

Mar 05   In the year 1960 world Ice Dance Championship in Vancouver won by Doreen Denny & Courtney Jones (Great Britain)  

Mar 06   President Sukarno disbands Indonesia's parliament in the year 1960.  

Mar 07   "Christine" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances on this day in history.  

Mar 07   "Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater NYC after 602 performances on this day in history.  

Mar 07   Dutch Builders strike for CLA on this day in history.  

Mar 07   Leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as President of USSR in the year 1960.  

Mar 07   Michael Tal beats Botvinnik 12-8 for world chess championship in the year 1960.  

Mar 07   The birth of Ivan Lendl, Czech tennis player in the year 1960.  

Mar 07   USS Kearsarge (CVS-33) rescues 4 Russian soldiers from their landing craft 1,000 miles from Midway Island, which was drifting several weeks after their engine failed off Kamchatka Peninsula in the year 1960.  

Mar 07   USSR announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy on this day in history.  

Mar 08   "Greenwillow" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 95 performances on this day in history.  

Mar 10   USSR agrees to stop nuclear testing on this day in history.  

Mar 11   Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth &Venus on this day in history.  

Mar 11   Roy Chapman Andrews, US biologist/explorer, dies at 76 in the year 1960.  

Mar 13   Fay Crocker wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship on this day in history.  

Mar 14   In the year 1960 14 die in a train crash in Bakersfield CA  

Mar 14   In the year 1960 14 die in a train crash in Bakersfield Calif  

Mar 15   Key Largo Coral Reef Preserve established (1st underwater park) in the year 1960.  

Mar 15   National Observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona dedicated in the year 1960.  

Mar 17   Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA on this day in history.  

Mar 19   "Redhead" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 455 performances in the year 1960.  

Mar 19   22nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Ohio State beats California 75-55 on this day in history.  

Mar 19   22nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ohio State beats California 75-55 in the year 1960.  

Mar 21   In the black township of Sharpeville in Transvaal, South Africa, Afrikaner police open fire on a group of peaceful black demonstrators, killing sixty-nine people and wounding nearly two hundred in a hail of sub-machine gunfire on this day in history.  

Mar 22   On this day in history 1st patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes  

Mar 22   In the year 1960 patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes  

Mar 23   In the year 1960 explorer (8) fails to reach Earth orbit  

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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   On this day in history birth of naoki Urasawa, Japanese manga author  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of joan Chen, [Chen Chung], Shanghai China, actress (Last Emperor)  

Jan 03   Sandeep Marwah Founder of Film City, Noida, India was born in the year 1960.  

Jan 04   In the year 1960 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   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 in the year 1960.  

Famous Deaths In 1960

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1960 death of margaret Sullavan, actress (Back Street), overdose at 48  

Jan 02   Cees [Cornelis J] Laseur, Dutch actor/dir (Hague Comedy), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1960 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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