Historical Events In 1960
Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Apr 26 In the year 1960 wander J de Haas, Dut physicist (Einstein-De Haas effect), dies at 82
Apr 27 1st atomic powered electric-drive submarine launched (Tullibee) in the year 1960.
Apr 27 On this day in history 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 In the year 1960 the first atomic powered electric-drive submarine launched (Tullibee)
Apr 28 In the year 1960 "Christine" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 12 performances
Apr 28 Anton Pancake, astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87 on this day in history.
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 CIA agent Francis Gary Powers, piloting an American U-2 reconnaissance plane, is shot down over the Soviet Union near Sverdiovsk in the year 1960.
May 01 In the year 1960 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 On this day in history pancho Gonzalez retires from tennis
May 02 Caryl Chessman, rapist executed after 12 years of appeals at 39 on this day in history.
May 02 In the year 1960 harry Belafonte's 2nd Carnegie Hall performance
May 02 In the year 1960 house investigating committee, looking into payola questions
May 02 Pulitzer prize awarded to Al Drury (Advice &Consent) on this day in history.
May 03 In the year 1960 harvey Schmidt/Tom Jones' musical "Fantasticks" premieres in NYC
May 05 In the year 1960 sulho Ranta, composer, dies at 58
May 06 England's Princess Margaret marries Antony Armstrong-Jones (Lord Snowdon) in the year 1960.
May 06 On this day in history paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Blume von Hawaii), dies at 67
May 06 President Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960 in the year 1960.
May 06 In the year 1960 students attack Dutch embassy in Djakarta
May 06 On this day in history trotsky's murderer Jacques Mornard (Ramón Mercader), freed in México
May 07 "Christine" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances on this day in history.
May 07 "Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater NYC after 602 performances on this day in history.
May 07 Leonid Brezhnev becomes the President of the USSR on this day in history.
May 07 Leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as President of USSR on this day in history.
May 07 Michael Tal beats Botvinnik 12½-8½ for world chess championship on this day in history.
May 07 USSR announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy in the year 1960.
May 08 In the year 1960 hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88
May 08 USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations on this day in history.
May 09 On this day in history nigeria becomes a member of the British Commonwealth
May 09 In the year 1960 uS is first country to use the birth control pill legally
May 09 US send U-2 over USSR on this day in history.