What Happened in June 1960

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Jun 1 WDTV TV channel 5 in Clarksburg-Weston, WV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 2 Broadway theaters close (labor dispute between owners & Actors Equity)
  • Jun 5 "George Gobel Show" last airs on CBS-TV
  • Jun 5 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
  • Jun 6 Roy Orbison releases "Only the Lonely"
  • Jun 6 South African police kill 11 Pondo's at Nqusa Hill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 6 "Steve Allen Show" last airs on NBC-TV

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Jun 8 1st date in James Clavell's novel "Nobel House"

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Jun 8 Argentine government demands release of Adolf Eichmann

SS officer Adolf Eichmann
SS officer
Adolf Eichmann
  • Jun 9 ABC & AFL sign a 5 year contract
  • Jun 9 Typhoon Mary in China killed at least 1,600
  • Jun 11 92nd Belmont: Bill Hartack aboard Celtic Ash wins in 2:29.2
  • Jun 11 House packed with wedding celebrants collapses killing 30 (Pakistan)
  • Jun 12 KORN (now KDLT) TV channel 5 in Mitchell-Sioux Falls, SD (ABC) begins
  • Jun 12 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • Jun 13 "Alley-Oop" by Dyna-Sores peaks at #59
  • Jun 13 Prince Norodom Sihanoek becomes head of Cambodia
  • Jun 15 Angel Cordero wins his 1st of over 7000 horse races
  • Jun 15 Argentina complains to UN about Israeli illicit transfer of Eichmann

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 15 "The Apartment" directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1961)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 "Psycho", psychological horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in New York City

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Jun 16 President Eisenhower cancels trip to Japan

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Jun 17 Ted Williams hit his 500th HR

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Jun 18 "Destry Rides Again" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 472 performances

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 18 60th US Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots 280 at Cherry Hills in Denver

  • Jun 18 Giants hire Tom Sheehan as baseball's oldest debuting manager (66)
  • Jun 19 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jun 19 Loretta Lynn records "Honky Tonk Girl"

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Jun 20 12th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Robert Stack & Jane Wyatt win

Actress Jane Wyatt
Actress
Jane Wyatt
  • Jun 20 Federation of Mali (& Senegal) becomes independent of France

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 20 Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 20 "The Huckleberry Hound Show" by Hanna-Barbera becomes the first animated programme to win an Emmy

Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • Jun 21 Armin Hary runs world record 100m (10.0)
  • Jun 23 "Pat Boone Show" last airs on ABC-TV
  • Jun 23 Japan signs security treaty with the US
  • Jun 23 1st contraceptive pill is made available for purchase in the U.S.
  • Jun 24 Geoff Griffin takes a hat-trick South Africa v England Lord's
  • Jun 24 10th Berlin International Film Festival: "El Lazarillo de Tormes" wins Golden Bear
  • Jun 25 Earthquake in NE Belgium
  • Jun 25 Madagascar gains independence from France
  • Jun 25 Somaliland is granted independence by British government
  • Jun 25 South Africa beats New Zealand 13-0 in the first rugby test of the series in Johannesburg
  • Jun 26 British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain
  • Jun 26 Hall of Fame allows veteran committee to vote annually
  • Jun 26 Italian Somaliland declares independence from Italian administration
  • Jun 26 Madagascar (formerly Malagasy Rep) declares independence from France
  • Jun 27 British Somaliland becomes part of Somalia
  • Jun 27 Chlorophyll "A" synthesized in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Jun 27 Oil pipe line from Rotterdam-Ruhrgebied opens
  • Jun 28 10.40" (26.42 cm) of rainfall, Dunmor, Kentucky (state 24-hour record)
  • Jun 29 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • Jun 29 KYA-AM in SF changes call letters to KDBQ (for 2 weeks)
  • Jun 30 US stops sugar import from Cuba
  • Jun 30 Zaire (formerly Belgian Congo) declares independence from Belgium

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Simon Gallup, English bassist (The Cure)
  • Jun 2 Tony Hadley, rock vocalist (Spandau Ballet-True)
  • Jun 2 Kyle Petty, American racing car driver
  • Jun 3 Barry Lyons, baseball player
  • Jun 3 Carl Rackemann, cricketer (Queensland & Australian quickie)
  • Jun 3 Steve Lyons, baseball player
  • Jun 4 Bradley Walsh, British actor
  • Jun 5 Leslie Hendrix, American actress
  • Jun 5 Margo Lanagan, Australian author
  • Jun 6 Lola Forner, Alicante SW Spain, Miss Spain (1979)
  • Jun 6 Steve Vai, Carle Place, New York, American guitarist (Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth Band, Whitesnake)
  • Jun 7 Bill Prady, American television producer
  • Jun 8 Linda Hanley, Laguna Beach California, beach volleyballer (Olympics-4th-96)
  • Jun 8 Mick Hucknall, rocker (Simply Red-Every Time We Say Goodbye)
  • Jun 9 Nancy Taylor, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester Intl-54th), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 9 Steve Paikin, Canadian journalist
  • Jun 10 Balakrishna Nandamuri, Indian actor
  • Jun 11 Mehmet Oz, surgeon and TV personality (The Dr. Oz Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jun 12 Mark John Calcavecchia, Laurel NE, PGA golfer (1987 Honda Classic)
  • Jun 14 Tonie Campbell, 100m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 15 Denise Haigh, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 17 Mitzi Edge, LPGA golfer (1995 SAFECO Classic), born in Albany, Georgia
  • Jun 17 Thomas Haden Church, American actor (Sideways), born in Yolo, California
  • Jun 18 Ralph Brown, British actor
  • Jun 19 Heike Walpot, German, cosmonaut
  • Jun 19 Johnny Lee Gray, Jr, 800m runner (Olympics-7th-1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 19 Patti Rizzo, Hollywood Fla, golfer (Mexican Amateur champion 1980)
  • Jun 19 Simon Wright, heavy metal drummer (AC/DC)
  • Jun 19 Luke Morley, British guitarist
  • Jun 20 Donna Mayhew, Taylor Penn, javelin thrower
  • Jun 20 John Taylor, English musician (Duran Duran), born in Solihull, Warwickshire
  • Jun 20 Michael Corbett, Collingwood NJ, actor (David-Young & Restless)
  • Jun 22 Colleen Devine, actress (Irreconcilable Differences), born in San Gabriel, California
  • Jun 22 Tracy Pollan, American actress (Family Ties)/aka Mrs Michael J. Fox, born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 22 Erin Brockovich, American legal clerk and environmental campaigner, born in Lawrence, Kansas
  • Jun 23 Donald Harrison, American musician
  • Jun 23 Tatsuya Uemura, Japanese musician and programmer
  • Jun 24 Juli Inkster, LPGA golfer (Dinah Shore-1984, 89), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Jun 24 Nate Carr, freestyle wrestler (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Erie Pennsylvania
  • Jun 24 Trisha Meili, the "Central Park Jogger"
  • Jun 24 Karin Pilsäter, Swedish politician
  • Jun 24 Erik Poppe, Norwegian film director
  • Jun 25 Craig Johnston, Australian soccer player
  • Jun 26 Barbara Edwards, Albuqueque NM, playmate of year (Sept, 1983)/actress
  • Jun 26 Jumpy Geathers, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Jun 26 Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist
  • Jun 27 7th marquess of Cholmondeley, English large landowner/millionaire
  • Jun 27 Brian Dillinger, actor (Brighton Beach Memoirs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 27 Jim Nussle, (Rep-R-Iowa)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 28 John Elway, American NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32/33), born in Port Angeles, Washington

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • Jun 29 Sergey Kopylov, USSR, cyclist (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Jun 30 Randy Ladouceur, Brockville, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • Jun 30 Murray Cook, Australian children's singer (The Wiggles)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 4 "Last Tango In Paris" actor Marlon Brando (36) weds Mexican-American actress Movita Castaneda (42)

  • Jun 6 Singer-actress Eartha Kitt (33) weds Bill McDonald

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 25 NBA player Oscar Robertson (21) weds teacher Yvonne Crittenden in Cincinnati, Ohio

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 14 Actress Laraine Day (39) divorces manager Leo Durocher (53) due to incompatibility after 12 years of marriage

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Lester Patrick, NHL coach/star, dies at 76
  • Jun 1 Paula Hitler, sister of Adolf Hitler. (b. 1896)
  • Jun 4 Lucien Littlefield, actor (Mr Beasley-Blondie), dies at 64
  • Jun 9 René Maran, Martiniques writer (Batouala, Prix Goncourt), dies
  • Jun 14 Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romanian Foreign Minister (1945-52), dies at 67
  • Jun 14 Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov, composer, dies at 57
  • Jun 17 Pierre Reverdy, French poet (Nord-Sud), dies at 70
  • Jun 20 Mahlon Hamilton, American actor (Peg O'My Heart, High School Girl), dies at 80 (b. 1880)
  • Jun 20 Walter Dehmel, German writer, dies at 57
  • Jun 25 WH Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda), dies at 67
  • Jun 26 John Brenden Kelly, rower (Olympic gold 1920, 24), dies at 70
  • Jun 27 Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain dies at 69
  • Jun 27 Lottie Dod, English athlete (b. 1871)
  • Jun 28 Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1898)
  • Jun 30 Clarence Cameron White, composer, dies at 79