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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 12-8 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.  

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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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Sandeep Marwah Founder of Film City, Noida, India was born on this day in history.  

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   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   Cees [Cornelis J] Laseur, Dutch actor/dir (Hague Comedy), dies at 60 in the year 1960.  

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 in the year 1960.  

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

Jan 07   Luis da Costa, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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

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