Historical Events In 1960
Sunday, 01 August 2021
Aug 17 In the year 1960 the west African country of Gabon gains its independence from France.
Aug 19 On this day in history american U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers sentenced to ten years in a Soviet prison for espionage
Aug 19 Sputnik 5 carries 2 dogs, 3 mice into orbit (later recovered alive) in the year 1960.
Aug 20 In the year 1960 rudolf Moser, composer, dies at 68
Aug 20 On this day in history senegal breaks from the Mali federation; declaring independence
Aug 20 On this day in history uSSR recovers 2 dogs; first living organisms to return from space
Aug 23 In the year 1960 oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65
Aug 23 World's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea) on this day in history.
Aug 24 -127 F (-88ø C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record) in the year 1960.
Aug 24 On this day in history -127°F (-88°C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
Aug 24 In the year 1960 60 people die when bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil
Aug 25 In the year 1960 17th summer olympics opens in Rome
Aug 26 Mark Hambourg, composer, dies at 81 in the year 1960.
Aug 27 In the year 1960 anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)
Aug 28 Anton Lajovic, composer, dies at 81 in the year 1960.
Aug 28 In the year 1960 white Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run HR is disallowed as ump called time
Aug 29 Alexander Gauge, actor (Adv of Robin Hood), dies at 46 in the year 1960.
Aug 29 Jordan premier Hazza-el-Madjali deadly injured at bomb attack in the year 1960.
Aug 30 Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7 on this day in history.
Aug 31 In the year 1960 agricultural Hall of Fame established
Sep 02 In the year 1960 tamara & Irina Press (USSR) become 1st sisters to win olympic gold
Sep 03 In the year 1960 joseph Lamb, composer, dies at 72
Sep 04 Alfred E Green, director (Copacabana), dies after long illness at 71 in the year 1960.
Sep 05 On this day in history cassius Clay captures the olympic light heavyweight gold medal
Sep 06 Jimmy Savo, comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65 in the year 1960.
Sep 07 In the year 1960 ljudmila Shevcova runs female olympic record 800m (2:04.3)
Sep 07 On this day in history wilhelm Pieck, president of German DR (1949-60), dies at 84
Sep 09 Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.
Sep 09 In the year 1960 the birth of Hugh Grant, Britsh actor
Sep 10 Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2) in the year 1960.
Sep 10 Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga in the year 1960.
Sep 10 In the year 1960 running barefoot, Ethiopian Abebe Bikila wins Rome Olympic marathon
Sep 11 The 17th Olympic games close in Rome on this day in history.
Sep 13 Leo Weiner, Hungarian composer (Toldi), dies at 75 in the year 1960.