Historical Events In 1960
Sunday, 01 August 2021
Apr 26 Wander J de Haas, Dut physicist (Einstein-De Haas effect), dies at 82 in the year 1960.
Apr 27 In the year 1960 1st atomic powered electric-drive submarine launched (Tullibee)
Apr 27 In the year 1960 france grants Togo independence
Apr 27 France grants Togo independence, kicking off the end of the colonial age in the year 1960.
Apr 27 The first atomic powered electric-drive submarine launched (Tullibee) on this day in history.
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 in the year 1960.
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 on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
May 01 Pancho Gonzalez retires from tennis in the year 1960.
May 02 In the year 1960 caryl Chessman, rapist executed after 12 years of appeals at 39
May 02 On this day in history harry Belafonte's 2nd Carnegie Hall performance
May 02 House investigating committee, looking into payola questions in the year 1960.
May 02 On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to Al Drury (Advice &Consent)
May 03 Harvey Schmidt/Tom Jones' musical "Fantasticks" premieres in NYC on this day in history.
May 05 In the year 1960 sulho Ranta, composer, dies at 58
May 06 On this day in history england's Princess Margaret marries Antony Armstrong-Jones (Lord Snowdon)
May 06 In the year 1960 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 Students attack Dutch embassy in Djakarta on this day in history.
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 in the year 1960.
May 07 "Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater NYC after 602 performances in the year 1960.
May 07 On this day in history leonid Brezhnev becomes the President of the USSR
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 in the year 1960.
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 in the year 1960.
May 08 On this day in history uSSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations
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 in the year 1960.
May 09 In the year 1960 uS send U-2 over USSR