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Historical Events In 1960

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Feb 29   Playboy Club, featuring bunnies, opens in Chicago on this day in history.  

Mar 03   Ninth largest snowfall in NYC history (14.5") on this day in history.  

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

Mar 04   In the year 1960 french freighter "La Coubre" explodes in Havana Cuba, killing 100  

Mar 04   Leonard Warren, US baritone, dies on stage at 48 on this day in history.  

Mar 04   Lucille Ball files divorce from Desi Arnaz on this day in history.  

Mar 05   Elvis Presley becomes a civilian after spending two years in the US Army on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Mar 07   Leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as President of USSR on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 07   On this day in history 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.  

Mar 07   On this day in history uSSR announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy  

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

Mar 10   In the year 1960 uSSR agrees to stop nuclear testing  

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

Mar 11   On this day in history roy Chapman Andrews, US biologist/explorer, dies at 76  

Mar 13   In the year 1960 fay Crocker wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship  

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   On this day in history key Largo Coral Reef Preserve established (1st underwater park)  

Mar 15   On this day in history national Observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona dedicated  

Mar 17   In the year 1960 eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA  

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

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

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

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   Explorer (8) fails to reach Earth orbit on this day in history.  

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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   Naoki Urasawa, Japanese manga author was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history birth of cory Everson, Racine Wisconsin, body builder (6X Ms Olympia)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of michael Stipe, US rock vocalist (REM-Losing My Religion, Stand)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of april Winchell, American actress  

Jan 05   In the year 1960 birth of steve Jones, British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series)  

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   In the year 1960 cees [Cornelis J] Laseur, Dutch actor/dir (Hague Comedy), dies at 60  

Jan 03   On this day in history victor Seastrom, entertainer, dies at 80  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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 in the year 1960.  

Jan 06   Edith Barstow, choreographer (Frankie Laine Time), dies at 52 in the year 1960.  

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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