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Historical Events In 1960

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Apr 26   Wander J de Haas, Dut physicist (Einstein-De Haas effect), dies at 82 in the year 1960.  

Apr 27   1st atomic powered electric-drive submarine launched (Tullibee) on this day in history.  

Apr 27   In the year 1960 france grants Togo independence  

Apr 27   On this day in history france grants Togo independence, kicking off the end of the colonial age  

Apr 27   On this day in history the first atomic powered electric-drive submarine launched (Tullibee)  

Apr 28   "Christine" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 12 performances in the year 1960.  

Apr 28   On this day in history anton Pancake, astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87  

Apr 30   Lt. Gen. H.D. Graham leaves the Canadian armed forces; last officer with a World War I ribbon to retire on this day in history.  

May 01   On this day in history cIA agent Francis Gary Powers, piloting an American U-2 reconnaissance plane, is shot down over the Soviet Union near Sverdiovsk  

May 01   On this day in history gary Powers, in a U2 spy plane, shot down and captured by the USSR  

May 01   India's Bombay state split into Gujarat &Maharashtra states in the year 1960.  

May 01   Pancho Gonzalez retires from tennis in the year 1960.  

May 02   Caryl Chessman, rapist executed after 12 years of appeals at 39 in the year 1960.  

May 02   On this day in history harry Belafonte's 2nd Carnegie Hall performance  

May 02   On this day in history house investigating committee, looking into payola questions  

May 02   In the year 1960 pulitzer prize awarded to Al Drury (Advice &Consent)  

May 03   Harvey Schmidt/Tom Jones' musical "Fantasticks" premieres in NYC in the year 1960.  

May 05   Sulho Ranta, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

May 06   England's Princess Margaret marries Antony Armstrong-Jones (Lord Snowdon) in the year 1960.  

May 06   In the year 1960 paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Blume von Hawaii), dies at 67  

May 06   On this day in history president Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960  

May 06   Students attack Dutch embassy in Djakarta on this day in history.  

May 06   Trotsky's murderer Jacques Mornard (Ramón Mercader), freed in México in the year 1960.  

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

May 07   "Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater NYC after 602 performances in the year 1960.  

May 07   In the year 1960 leonid Brezhnev becomes the President of the USSR  

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

May 07   On this day in history michael Tal beats Botvinnik 12-8 for world chess championship  

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

May 08   On this day in history hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88  

May 08   USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations on this day in history.  

May 09   Nigeria becomes a member of the British Commonwealth in the year 1960.  

May 09   US is first country to use the birth control pill legally in the year 1960.  

May 09   In the year 1960 uS send U-2 over USSR  

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

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

Jan 03   In the year 1960 birth of sandeep Marwah Founder of Film City, Noida, India  

Jan 04   Cory Everson, Racine Wisconsin, body builder (6X Ms Olympia) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1960 birth of michael Stipe, US rock vocalist (REM-Losing My Religion, Stand)  

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

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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1960.  

Jan 04   In the year 1960 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   On this day in history luis da Costa, composer, dies at 80  

Jan 09   On this day in history death of elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (b. 1880)  

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