What Happened in November 1960

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Balitmore Oriole shortstop Ron Hansen voted AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 1 Benelux treaty goes into effect
  • Nov 2 Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th String quartet premieres in Leningrad
  • Nov 2 George Weiss, at 66, resigns as GM of NY Yankees

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Nov 2 Penguin Books cleared of obscenity for publishing DH Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover"

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Nov 2 Roger Maris nips Mickey Mantle as AL MVP, 225-222

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

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Nov 2 Mary Leakey and her team discover the first fossils of Homo habilis, an early human ancestor, at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Homo habilis is thought to be one of the earliest species to make stone tools and lived between 1.4 and 2.3 million years ago.

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey
Mary Leakey
  • Nov 3 Tammy Grimes' "Unsinkable Molly Brown" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 532 performances
  • Nov 3 Ivory Coast adopts constitution
  • Nov 3 Pittsburgh Pirates' Vern Law wins Cy Young Award

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 4 "Misfits" premieres, final movie for Clark Gable & Marilyn Monroe

  • Nov 7 KNRR TV channel 12 in Pembina, ND (IND) begins broadcsting

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Nov 8 JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) to become 35th US president

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Nov 11 Largest NY Knick 49th St Madison Square Garden crowd-18,499
  • Nov 12 Coup against South Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem fails
  • Nov 12 Mercury-Redstone 1 test launch fails at 10 cm altitude
  • Nov 13 Fire in movie theater kills 152 children (Amude, Spain)
  • Nov 14 2 passenger trains collided at high-speed killing 110 (Czech)
  • Nov 14 Belgium threatens to leave UN due to criticism on its policy on Congo

Music release#1 in the Charts

Nov 14 Ray Charles' "Georgia On My Mind" reaches #1

Musician Ray Charles
Ray Charles
  • Nov 14 Riot due to school integration in New Orleans

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Nov 15 Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor
  • Nov 15 USS G Washington, 1st sub with nuclear ballistic missiles, launched
  • Nov 16 NL batting champion Dick Groat wins MVP
  • Nov 17 New Washington franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada
  • Nov 18 Charlie Finley makes a bid to purchase expansion LA Angels
  • Nov 18 Copyright office issues its 10 millionth registration
  • Nov 19 Mickey Vernon is hired as 1st manager of new Washington team
  • Nov 20 11th Formula One WDC: Jack Brabham wins by nine points
  • Nov 21 Bob Scheffing signs to manage Tigers after Casey Stengel turns it down
  • Nov 22 French National Meeting decide to build own nuclear weapons
  • Nov 23 Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 23 Tinseltown dedicated its Walk of Fame at Hollywood Blvd & Vine St
  • Nov 23 Tiros 2, a weather satellite is launched

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Nov 24 Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Nov 25 "Amos 'n' Andy" made its last broadcast on CBS radio
  • Nov 25 First atomic reactor for research & development, Richland, Wa
  • Nov 25 CBS ends last 4 radio soap operas (Ma Perkins, Right to Happiness, Young Dr Malone & 2nd Mrs Burton) & cancels 4 other series
  • Nov 25 Three of the four Mirabal sisters, opponents of the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic, are assassinated.
  • Nov 26 48th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 16-6
  • Nov 26 Minneapolis-St Paul baseball club takes the name Twins
  • Nov 26 25th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 3-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 27 CBS radio cancels "Have Gun Will Travel"
  • Nov 27 Dr Felix Houphouet-Boigny becomes president of Ivory Coast

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Nov 27 Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHLer to score 1,000 points

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • Nov 27 Patrice Lumumba flees Leopoldville Congo
  • Nov 27 Trailing 38-7 late in 3rd quarter, Buffalo Bills tie Broncos at 38-38
  • Nov 28 CBS radio expands hourly news coverage from 5 to 10 minutes
  • Nov 28 Mauritania gains independence from France (National Day)
  • Nov 29 26th Heisman Trophy Award: Joe Bellino, Navy (HB)
  • Nov 30 French Senate condemns building own nuclear weapons
  • Nov 30 Tad Mosels "All the Way Home" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Damon Green, Nike golfer (1990 Pensacola Open-49th), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Nov 1 Elizabeth Dennehy, actress (Guiding Light) [or Oct 1]
  • Nov 1 Fernando Valenzuela, Navajua Mexico, pitcher (LA Dodgers, SD Padres)
  • Nov 1 Said Aquita, runner (Oly-gold/bronze-1984)

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Nov 1 Tim Cook, American businessman (CEO of Apple Inc. 2011-), born in Mobile, Alabama

CEO of Apple Tim Cook
CEO of Apple
Tim Cook
  • Nov 2 Adam Lingner, NFL center (Buffalo Bills)
  • Nov 2 Bruce Baumgartner, Haledon NJ, wrestler (Oly-gold/br-84, 88, 92, 96)
  • Nov 2 Mardi Jacquet, Chateauroux California, playmate (October, 1980)
  • Nov 2 Robert Harold Lohr, PGA golfer (1988 Walt Disney), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Nov 2 Rosalyn Nideffer, Durban South Africa, tennis star (1993 Futures-Midland MI)
  • Nov 2 Saïd Aquita, Morocco, 5K runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • Nov 2 Tihomir Blaškić, Croatian war criminal
  • Nov 3 James Prime, British rock keyboardist (Deacon Blue-Pay Day)
  • Nov 3 Marcel "Baaf" Stavenuiter, Dutch drummer (Bob Color)
  • Nov 3 Sharon Monplaisir, fencer-epee (Olympics-96), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 3 [Charles] Karch Kiraly, Jackson, Michigan, American volleyball player (Oly-3 g-84, 88, 96)
  • Nov 4 Kim Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)
  • Nov 4 Kathy Griffin, American comedienne (Suddenly Susan, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 4 Marc Awodey, American artist and writer
  • Nov 4 Frl. Menke, German pop singer of the Neue Deutsche Welle
  • Nov 5 Mark West, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
  • Nov 5 René Froger, Dutch singer (Everything Can Make a Man Happy)

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Nov 5 Tilda Swinton, actress (Orlando), born in London, England

Actress Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
  • Nov 6 Lance Kerwin, (James at 15, The Loneliest Runner), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Nov 6 Michael Cerveris, American actor
  • Nov 7 Tommy Thayer, American guitarist (Kiss)
  • Nov 8 Oleg Menshikov, Russian actor
  • Nov 8 Michael Nyqvist, Swedish actor
  • Nov 9 Joëlle Ursull, a Guadeloupean singer
  • Nov 10 Lee Cross Rinker, Stuart FL, PGA golfer (1995 Greater Milwaukee-6th)
  • Nov 10 Neil Gaiman, English writer
  • Nov 10 Dan Hawkins, American college football coach
  • Nov 11 Lisa Welch Semler, Aberdeen Md, playmate (Sep, 1980)
  • Nov 11 Peter Parros, American actor
  • Nov 11 Stanley Tucci, American actor and director
  • Nov 12 Bertice Berry, talk show host (Bertice)
  • Nov 12 Maurane, Belgian singer
  • Nov 13 Neil Flynn, American actor
  • Nov 14 Tom Judson, American actor and composer
  • Nov 17 Jonathan Ross, British talk show host (Tall Guy)
  • Nov 17 RuPaul, drag queen/model/actor (RuPaul Show)
  • Nov 17 Kirk Fogg, host of Legends of the Hidden Temple
  • Nov 18 Elizabeth Perkins, actress (About Last Night, Big), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 18 Kim Wilde, [Smith], England, rock vocalist (You Keep Me Hanging On)
  • Nov 19 "Lovely" Elizabeth, Frankfurt Ky, WWF's 1st lady of wrestling
  • Nov 19 Matt Sorum, US pop drummer (Guns n' Roses, Like a Suicide) [or Nov 2]
  • Nov 20 Marc Labrèche, Canadian actor and television host
  • Nov 22 Eg White, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • Nov 22 Tommy Masters, Framingham MA, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Carolina-50th)
  • Nov 22 Léos Carax, French film director
  • Nov 23 Jayananda Warnaweera, cricketer (Sri Lankan fastish off-spin bowler)
  • Nov 23 Robin Roberts, American television reporter
  • Nov 24 Amanda Wyss, American actress
  • Nov 24 Edgar Meyer, American bassist and composer
  • Nov 25 Amy Grant, American gospel/rock singer (Glory of Love, Baby Baby), born in Augusta, Georgia

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Nov 25 John F. Kennedy Jr, American lawyer, magazine publisher (George) and son of JFK, born in NYC, New York

Publisher and Lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr.
Publisher and Lawyer
John F. Kennedy Jr.
  • Nov 25 Kasey Smith, heavy metal artist (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 25 Mary Ostergren, biathelete (Olympics-1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Nov 26 Harold Reynolds, baseball player
  • Nov 27 Ashley Ingram, English singer (Fizzz-Just an Illusion)
  • Nov 27 Martin van Yellow, soccer player (Willem II)
  • Nov 27 Ken O'Brien, Rockville Centre, New York, American football quarterback (NY Jets)
  • Nov 27 Kevin Henkes, American children's book writer/illustrator
  • Nov 27 Tim Pawlenty, American politician
  • Nov 27 Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian prime minister
  • Nov 28 Deneice Lewis, model, born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Nov 28 Ken Howell, baseball player
  • Nov 28 John Galliano, Gibraltar, British fashion designer

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Nov 29 Cathy Moriarty, actress (Raging Bull, Bless This House), born in The Bronx, New York

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Nov 29 Howard Johnson, Clearwater Florida, American baseball player (New York mets)

MLB Third Baseman Howard Johnson
MLB Third Baseman
Howard Johnson
  • Nov 30 Bob Tewksbury, Concord NH, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • Nov 30 Dan Rashovich, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Nov 30 Danny Briggs, Abilene TX, Nike golfer (1986 Tallahassee Open-6th)
  • Nov 30 Gary Lineker, English soccer player (World Cup 1986)
  • Nov 30 Rich Fields, American television personality

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 13 US Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr marries Swedish actress May Britt (divorced 1968)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek/US conductor/composer, dies at 64
  • Nov 3 Paul Willis, American actor (b. 1901)
  • Nov 3 Harold Spencer Jones, London, English Astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun
  • Nov 5 August Gailit, Estonian writer (Ekke Moor), dies at 69
  • Nov 5 Johnny Horton, American country and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), dies in a car accident at 33
  • Nov 5 Mack Sennett, director/producer (Keystone Cops), dies
  • Nov 5 Ward Bond, actor (Wagon Train), dies of heart attack at 57
  • Nov 6 Erich Raeder, German grand admiral (b. 1876)
  • Nov 7 Alvin Carter, vocalist (Carter Family), dies at 69
  • Nov 10 Isadore Freed, composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 12 John Trim, cricketer (occasional WI quick 1948-52, 18 wkts), dies
  • Nov 14 Walter Catlett, actor (Climax), dies of a stroke at 71

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Nov 16 Clark Gable, actor (Gone With the Wind), dies at 59

  • Nov 19 Phyllis Haver, actress (Don Juan), commits suicide at 61
  • Nov 20 Jacob Cohen, Hebrew poet/writer, dies
  • Nov 24 Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, zionist/socialist theorist, dies at 82
  • Nov 24 Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1882)
  • Nov 27 Dirk J de Geer, Dutch premier (1926-29, 39-40), dies at 89
  • Nov 27 Frederick Fane, cricketer (682 runs in 14 Tests for Eng 1905-10), dies
  • Nov 28 Richard N Wright, US author (Native son), dies at 52 in Paris France