Historical Events In 1960
Sunday, 09 August 2020
Oct 12 Inejiro Asanuma, leader Japanese Socialist Party, murdered at 61 in the year 1960.
Oct 12 Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe at UN General Assembly session on this day in history.
Oct 13 3rd presidential debate with Nixon in Hollywood & Kennedy in NY on this day in history.
Oct 13 On this day in history 3rd presidential debate with Nixon in Hollywood and Kennedy in NY
Oct 14 Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal), dies on this day in history.
Oct 14 Peace Corps First suggested by JFK in the year 1960.
Oct 15 On this day in history clara Kimball Young, actress (Return of Chandu), dies of stroke at 70
Oct 15 USS Patrick Henry (SSBN-599) begins successful firing of four Polaris test vehicles under operational rather than test conditions. Tests are completed on 18 October on this day in history.
Oct 16 In the year 1960 nL votes to admit Houston & NY to league
Oct 17 "Tenderloin" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 216 performances in the year 1960.
Oct 18 Casey Stengel retired by NY Yankees (won 10 pennants in 12 years) in the year 1960.
Oct 18 In the year 1960 in Britain, the News Chronicle & Daily Mail merge,
Oct 18 In the year 1960 the London Evening Star merges with the Evening News
Oct 19 On this day in history france grants Mauritania independence
Oct 19 On this day in history gunther AR Raphael, German composer (Busskantate), dies at 57
Oct 19 In the year 1960 martin Luther King Jr arrested in Atlanta sit-in
Oct 19 The US imposes an embargo on exports to Cuba in the year 1960.
Oct 20 First fully mechanized post office opened, Providence, RI on this day in history.
Oct 21 On this day in history 1st British nuclear sub Dreadnought launched
Oct 22 On this day in history edgar Scauflaire, Belgian, painter/decorator, dies at 67
Oct 24 In the year 1960 disaster on USSR (Baikonoer) launch pad, kills missile expert Nedelin & team (165 die-unconfirmed); USSR claims killed in plane crash
Oct 24 Disaster on USSR launch pad, kills missile expert Nedelin and team (unconfirmed); USSR claims he was killed in plane crash on this day in history.
Oct 25 On this day in history jose Padilla, composer, dies at 71
Oct 25 In the year 1960 the first electronic wrist watch placed on sale, NYC
Oct 26 In the year 1960 aL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins & announces franchises in LA & Wash DC for 1961
Oct 27 On this day in history aL admits LA & Washington to the league
Oct 29 In the year 1960 chartered C46 carrying Cal State's football team crashes, kills 16
Oct 29 On this day in history muhammad Ali's (Cassius Clay's) 1st professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker in 6
Oct 30 On this day in history alfred Hill, composer, dies at 89
Oct 30 On this day in history guatemala's "La Hora" reports plan for invasion on Cuba
Oct 31 In the year 1960 cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 10,000 die
Oct 31 In the year 1960 h L Davis, US writer (Honey in the Horn, Pulitzer prize), dies at 64
Nov 01 Benelux treaty goes into effect on this day in history.
Nov 02 On this day in history dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek/US conductor/composer, dies at 64