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Historical Events In 1960

Sunday, 09 May 2021

Feb 29   Playboy Club, featuring bunnies, opens in Chicago in the year 1960.  

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

Mar 03   On this day in history sammy White, actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off), dies at 65  

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

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

Mar 04   On this day in history lucille Ball files divorce from Desi Arnaz  

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

Mar 05   On this day in history world Ice Dance Championship in Vancouver won by Doreen Denny & Courtney Jones (Great Britain)  

Mar 06   In the year 1960 president Sukarno disbands Indonesia's parliament  

Mar 07   In the year 1960 "Christine" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances  

Mar 07   In the year 1960 "Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater NYC after 602 performances  

Mar 07   Dutch Builders strike for CLA in the year 1960.  

Mar 07   In the year 1960 leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as President of USSR  

Mar 07   In the year 1960 michael Tal beats Botvinnik 12-8 for world chess championship  

Mar 07   In the year 1960 the birth of Ivan Lendl, Czech tennis player  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 07   USSR announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy in the year 1960.  

Mar 08   In the year 1960 "Greenwillow" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 95 performances  

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

Mar 11   On this day in history pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth &Venus  

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

Mar 13   Fay Crocker wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship in the year 1960.  

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

Mar 14   14 die in a train crash in Bakersfield Calif on this day in history.  

Mar 15   On this day in history key Largo Coral Reef Preserve established (1st underwater park)  

Mar 15   In the year 1960 national Observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona dedicated  

Mar 17   Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA in the year 1960.  

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 year 1960 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.  

Mar 22   1st patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes in the year 1960.  

Mar 22   Patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes in the year 1960.  

Mar 23   Explorer (8) fails to reach Earth orbit 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   In the year 1960 birth of naoki Urasawa, Japanese manga author  

Jan 03   Joan Chen, [Chen Chung], Shanghai China, actress (Last Emperor) was born in the year 1960.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of sandeep Marwah Founder of Film City, Noida, India  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   April Winchell, American actress was born in the year 1960.  

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 in the year 1960.  

Jan 02   In the year 1960 cees [Cornelis J] Laseur, Dutch actor/dir (Hague Comedy), dies at 60  

Jan 03   In the year 1960 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   On this day in history donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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