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Historical Events In 1960

Saturday, 04 July 2020

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1960 elvis Presley becomes a civilian after spending two years in the US Army.  

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 in the year 1960.  

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 in the year 1960.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Mar 10   USSR agrees to stop nuclear testing in the year 1960.  

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

Mar 11   Roy Chapman Andrews, US biologist/explorer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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

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

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 in the year 1960.  

Mar 19   "Redhead" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 455 performances on this day in history.  

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

Mar 19   On this day in history 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 in the year 1960.  

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

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

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   Raman Lamba, cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1986-87) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Naoki Urasawa, Japanese manga author was born in the year 1960.  

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   Cory Everson, Racine Wisconsin, body builder (6X Ms Olympia) was born in the year 1960.  

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   Steve Jones, British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series) was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1960 victor Seastrom, entertainer, dies at 80  

Jan 04   In the year 1960 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   On this day in history 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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