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Historical Events In 1960

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

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

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   French freighter "La Coubre" explodes in Havana Cuba, killing 100 on this day in history.  

Mar 04   Leonard Warren, US baritone, dies on stage at 48 in the year 1960.  

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 in the year 1960.  

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

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

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

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

Mar 07   In the year 1960 dutch Builders strike for CLA  

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

Mar 07   On this day in history 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 in the year 1960.  

Mar 07   In the year 1960 uSSR announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy  

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

Mar 10   On this day in history uSSR agrees to stop nuclear testing  

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

Mar 11   In the year 1960 roy Chapman Andrews, US biologist/explorer, dies at 76  

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   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history 22nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Ohio State beats California 75-55  

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

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   In the year 1960 1st patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes  

Mar 22   Patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes on this day in history.  

Mar 23   On this day in history 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   Raman Lamba, cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1986-87) was born in the year 1960.  

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   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 in the year 1960.  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   On this day in history death of margaret Sullavan, actress (Back Street), overdose at 48  

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   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   On this day in history death of elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (b. 1880)  

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