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Historical Events In 1960

Saturday, 02 July 2022

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) in the year 1960.  

Apr 27   France grants Togo independence on this day in history.  

Apr 27   France grants Togo independence, kicking off the end of the colonial age on this day in history.  

Apr 27   In the year 1960 the first atomic powered electric-drive submarine launched (Tullibee)  

Apr 28   "Christine" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 12 performances on this day in history.  

Apr 28   Anton Pancake, astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87 on this day in history.  

Apr 30   In the year 1960 lt. Gen. H.D. Graham leaves the Canadian armed forces; last officer with a World War I ribbon to retire.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

May 01   In the year 1960 pancho Gonzalez retires from tennis  

May 02   In the year 1960 caryl Chessman, rapist executed after 12 years of appeals at 39  

May 02   Harry Belafonte's 2nd Carnegie Hall performance on this day in history.  

May 02   In the year 1960 house investigating committee, looking into payola questions  

May 02   On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to Al Drury (Advice &Consent)  

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

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

May 06   On this day in history england's Princess Margaret marries Antony Armstrong-Jones (Lord Snowdon)  

May 06   Paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Blume von Hawaii), dies at 67 in the year 1960.  

May 06   President Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960 on this day in history.  

May 06   In the year 1960 students attack Dutch embassy in Djakarta  

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   In the year 1960 "Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater NYC after 602 performances  

May 07   Leonid Brezhnev becomes the President of the USSR in the year 1960.  

May 07   On this day in history leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as President of USSR  

May 07   In the year 1960 michael Tal beats Botvinnik 12-8 for world chess championship  

May 07   USSR announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy in the year 1960.  

May 08   Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1960 birth of raman Lamba, cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1986-87)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of naoki Urasawa, Japanese manga author  

Jan 03   Joan Chen, [Chen Chung], Shanghai China, actress (Last Emperor) was born on this day in history.  

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   Michael Stipe, US rock vocalist (REM-Losing My Religion, Stand) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   April Winchell, American actress was born in the year 1960.  

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   In the year 1960 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   On this day in history 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   Donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 06   In the year 1960 edith Barstow, choreographer (Frankie Laine Time), dies at 52  

Jan 07   In the year 1960 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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