What Happened in 1960 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 657

  • May 4th 1st great Delta dam closes, North-South Beveland

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May 6th US President Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • May 6th Students attack Dutch embassy in Jakarta
  • May 6th Trotsky's murderer Jacques Mornard (Ramon Mercader) freed in Mexico
  • May 7th "Christine" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • May 7th "Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater NYC after 602 performances
  • May 7th "From A to Z" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • May 7th 86th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Venetian Way wins in 2:02.4
  • May 7th Dodgers Larry & Norm Sherry are baseball's 10th brother battery
  • May 7th LA Dodger Norm Sherry's 11th HR wins the game for brother Larry

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May 7th Leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as pres of USSR

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • May 7th Michael Tal beats Botvinnik 12½-8½ for world chess championship
  • May 7th USSR announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy
  • May 8th USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations
  • May 8th Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Peach Blossom Golf Open
  • May 9th Nigeria becomes a member of British Commonwealth
  • May 9th US is 1st country to use the birth control pill legally
  • May 9th US send U-2 over USSR
  • May 10th John F Kennedy wins primary in West Virginia
  • May 10th US atomic sub USS Triton completes 1st submerged circumnavigation of the globe
  • May 11th French liner "France" launched
  • May 11th Israeli soldiers capture Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires
  • May 11th The first contraceptive pill is made available on the market.

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May 12th Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra special

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • May 13th 1st launch of Delta satellite launching vehicle; it failed
  • May 13th Phillies lose 3rd consecutive 1-0 game
  • May 13th WOLE TV channel 12 in Aguadillo, PR
  • May 14th "At the Drop of a Hat" closes at John Golden NYC after 216 performances
  • May 14th USSR launch 1st (unmanned) space capsule
  • May 14th Virgil Thomson's "Missa Pro Defunctis" premieres in Potsdam NY
  • May 15th Chic Cub Don Cardwell no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0
  • May 15th Dmitri Shostakovitch's 7th String quartet premieres in Leningrad
  • May 15th KHVO TV channel 13 in Hilo, HI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 15th Sputnik 4 launched into Earth orbit; later recovery failed
  • May 15th Taxes took 25% of earnings in US
  • May 16th Big 4 summit in Paris collapses as USSR levels spy charges against US
  • May 16th Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser, at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California.
  • May 17th 1st atomic reactor system patents, J W Flora of Canoga Park CA
  • May 18th Eillen Fulton begins playing Lisa on As the World Turns (for almost 30 yrs)
  • May 18th Jean Genet's "Le Balcon" premieres in Paris
  • May 18th 5th European Cup: Real Madrid beats Frankfurt 7-3 at Glasgow
  • May 19th Alan Freed & eight other DJs accused of taking radio payola
  • May 19th Belgian parliament requires rest day for self employed
  • May 19th Juan Marichal debuts as SF Giant pitcher, beats Phillies on 1 hitter
  • May 19th USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 33,222 m
  • May 20th Baseball game in Milwaukee postponed due to dense fog

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May 20th 13th Cannes Film Festival: "The Sweet Life" directed by Federico Fellini wins the Palme d'Or

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • May 21st 85th Preakness: Bobby Ussery aboard Bally Ache wins in 1:57.6
  • May 22nd Virtually all coastal towns between 37th & 44th parallels severly damaged by tsunami that strikes Hilo, Hawaii at 01:04 AM
  • May 23rd "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • May 23rd "Got A Girl" by The Four Preps hits #24
  • May 23rd Israel announces capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina
  • May 23rd WGTV TV channel 8 in Athens-Atlanta, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • May 23rd WKBM TV (now WLII) channel 11 in Caguas/San Juan, PR 1st broadcast
  • May 23rd WRCA radio changes call letters back to WNBC (NYC)
  • May 24th 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed
  • May 25th George Crowe's record 11th pinch-hit HR
  • May 27th 1st use of oversized catching mitt (Balt Oriole Clint Courtney)
  • May 27th Balt manager Paul Richards devises oversized catcher's mitt
  • May 27th Military coup overthrows democratic government of Turkey
  • May 28th "Greenwillow" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 95 performances
  • May 28th 59th Men's French Championships: Nicola Pietrangeli beats Luis Ayala (3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3)

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May 28th 59th Women's French Championships: Darlene Hard beats Yola Ramirez (6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • May 29th Everly Brothers "Cathy's Clown" hits #1
  • May 30th Indianapolis 500: Jim Rathmann wins in 3:36:11.384 (223.324 km/h)
  • Jun 1st "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Jun 1st WDTV TV channel 5 in Clarksburg-Weston, WV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 2nd Broadway theaters close (labor dispute between owners & Actors Equity)
  • Jun 5th "George Gobel Show" last airs on CBS-TV
  • Jun 5th Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
  • Jun 6th Roy Orbison releases "Only the Lonely"
  • Jun 6th South African police kill 11 Pondo's at Nqusa Hill

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

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Jun 8th 1st date in James Clavell's novel "Nobel House"
  • Jun 8th Argentine government demands release of Adolf Eichmann
  • Jun 9th ABC & AFL sign a 5 year contract
  • Jun 9th Typhoon Mary in China killed at least 1,600
  • Jun 11th 92nd Belmont: Bill Hartack aboard Celtic Ash wins in 2:29.2
  • Jun 11th House packed with wedding celebrants collapses killing 30 (Pakistan)
  • Jun 12th KORN (now KDLT) TV channel 5 in Mitchell-Sioux Falls, SD (ABC) begins

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Jun 12th Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Jun 13th "Alley-Oop" by Dyna-Sores peaks at #59
  • Jun 13th Prince Norodom Sihanoek becomes head of Cambodia
  • Jun 15th Angel Cordero wins his 1st of over 7000 horse races
  • Jun 15th Argentina complains to UN about Israeli illicit transfer of Eichmann

Film-release-premierFilm Premier

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

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Jun 16th "Psycho", starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in New York City

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Jun 17th Ted Williams hit his 500th HR

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

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

  • Jun 18th Giants hire Tom Sheehan as baseball's oldest debuting manager (66)

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Jun 19th Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Jun 19th Loretta Lynn records "Honky Tonk Girl"

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

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

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 20th 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
  • Jun 21st Armin Hary runs world record 100m (10.0)
  • Jun 23rd "Pat Boone Show" last airs on ABC-TV
  • Jun 23rd Japan signs security treaty with the US

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 778

  • Apr 7th Simon Climie, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Climie Fisher-Love Changes)
  • Apr 8th John Schneider, American actor
  • Apr 10th Julie Fulton, Evanston Ill, actress (Lime Steel)
  • Apr 10th Katrina Leskanich, American musician
  • Apr 11th Jeremy Clarkson, British journalist

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Apr 12th Ron MacLean, Zweibrücken Germany, Canadian sportscaster (Hockey Night in Canada)

CBC Sportscaster Ron MacLean
CBC Sportscaster
Ron MacLean
  • Apr 13th Rudi Völler, German football coach
  • Apr 13th Bob Casey, Jr., Democratic U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
  • Apr 13th Olaf Ludwig, German cyclist
  • Apr 14th Brian Forster, rocker (Partridge Family Drums)
  • Apr 14th Pat Symcox, cricketer (South African off-spinner 1993- )
  • Apr 15th Marvin Clyde Goodwin, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Apr 15th Philippe of Belgium, Brussels, King of the Belgians (2013-)
  • Apr 15th Pedro Delgado, Spanish cyclist
  • Apr 16th Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician (d. 2007)
  • Apr 16th Rafael Benítez, Spanish football manager
  • Apr 16th Pierre Littbarski, German footballer
  • Apr 17th Michael Whitaker, showjumper
  • Apr 18th Ocl Sweda, rocker (Bulletboys)
  • Apr 19th Frank Viola, Hempstead NY, pitcher (Twins, Mets/Cy Young-1988)
  • Apr 19th Roger Merrett, Australian footballer
  • Apr 19th Nicoletta Braschi, Italian actress (The Tiger and the Snow)
  • Apr 20th Rodney Holman, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
  • Apr 21st Julius Korir, Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • Apr 22nd Lloyd Honeyghan, English welterweight boxing champ (1986)
  • Apr 22nd Mart Laar, Estonian statesman
  • Apr 22nd Randall L. Stephenson, American business executive
  • Apr 23rd Joseph Martin Mudd, Louisville KY, PGA golfer (1988 Federal Express)
  • Apr 23rd Steve Clark, Hillsborough England, rock guitarist (Def Leppard)
  • Apr 23rd Valerie Bertinelli, American actress (Barbara Cooper Royer-1 Day at a Time, Hot in Cleveland), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Apr 24th Paula Yates, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes), born in London, England
  • Apr 25th Bruce Redman, Australian film producer
  • Apr 26th Roger Taylor, rock drummer (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
  • Apr 28th Wally Langdon, bassist (Bob Color)
  • Apr 28th John Cerutti, American baseball player and announcer (d. 2004)
  • Apr 28th Ian Rankin, Scottish novelist
  • Apr 28th Joel H. Rosenthal American political scientist
  • Apr 28th Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (d. 1993)
  • Apr 28th Walter Zenga, Italian footballer
  • Apr 29th Gerard Joling, Dutch singer (Love is in Your Eyes)
  • Apr 29th Joseph Guzaldo, actor (Stir Crazy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 29th William Lee Glasson Jr, PGA golfer (1985 Kemper Open), born in Fresno, California
  • Apr 29th Phil King, English bassist
  • Apr 29th Robert J. Sawyer, Canadian writer
  • Apr 29th Caveh Zahedi, American filmmaker
  • Apr 30th Kerry Healey, American politician
  • Apr 30th David Miscavige, American cult leader
  • May 1st Albert McDonald, Dartmouth NS, US canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
  • May 2nd Ravi Ratnayeke, cricketer (Sri Lankan pace bowler & opening batsman)
  • May 3rd Amy Steel, American actress
  • May 4th Martyn Moxon, cricketer (England batsman in ten Tests 1986-89)
  • May 4th Andrew Denton, Australian television presenter and comedian
  • May 6th Bart de Boer, Dutch guitarist (Ivy Green)
  • May 6th Julianne Phillips, Lake Oswego Oregon, actress (Frankie Reed-Sisters)
  • May 6th Larry Steinbachek, rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)
  • May 6th John Flansburgh, American musician
  • May 6th Phyllis Treigle, American soprano
  • May 7th Arnon Ohad, co-pilot (El Al) plane that crashed on Bijlmer Amsterdam
  • May 7th Adam Bernstein, American music video/television director
  • May 7th Almudena Grandes, Spanish novelist
  • May 8th Franco Baresi, Italian footballer
  • May 8th Eric Brittingham, American bassist
  • May 9th Iain Butchart, cricket all-rounder (Zimbabwe, Test v Pak 1995)
  • May 9th Jim Reilly, rocker (Red Rockers)
  • May 9th Tony Gwynn, American MLB outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in LA, CA, (d. 2014)

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May 10th Bono [Paul Hewson], rocker (U2-Joshua Tree), born in Dublin, Ireland

Rocker Bono
  • May 10th Merlene Ottey, Jamaican/Italian running star (Olympics)
  • May 10th Tauseef Ahmed, cricketer (leading Pakistani off-spinner of 80's)
  • May 10th Victoria Rowell, Portland ME, actress (Drucilla-Young & Restless)
  • May 11th Jorgen Schult, German FR, discus thrower (world record 1986)
  • May 12th Lisa Martin, Gawler, South Australia, Australian marathoner (Olympic-silver 1988)
  • May 13th Richard M "Dick" van de Toorn, actor (Pastorale)
  • May 13th Shannon Vessup-Millen, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1991), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 14th Carlyle Best, cricketer (WI batsman late 80's)
  • May 14th Frank Nobilo, New Zealand golfer, born in Auckland
  • May 14th Anne Clark, English singer
  • May 14th Steve Williams, American wrestler
  • May 15th Rob Bowman, American film director
  • May 16th Anne Parillaud, Paris France, actress (Subway, Nikita, Innocent Blood)
  • May 17th Fiona Hutchison, actress (One Life to Live, Guiding Light), born in Miami, Florida
  • May 17th Lou DiBella, American boxing promoter

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May 18th Jari Kurri, Helsinki Finland, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers)

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • May 18th Tom Jackson, Oakville Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 CPGA Winter)

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May 18th Yannick Noah, Sedan France, tennis player (French 1983)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Yannick Noah
  • May 19th Yazz, [Yasmin Evans], singer (Fine Time), born in London, England
  • May 20th Susan Cowsill, Newport RI, rock vocalist (Cowsills-We Can Fly)
  • May 20th Tony Goldwyn, actor (Ghost, Kuffs, Traces of Red), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 20th John Billingsley, American actor
  • May 21st Mark Kevin Carnevale, Annapolis MD, PGA golfer (1992 Chattanooga)
  • May 21st Kent Hrbek, American baseball player
  • May 21st Mohanlal, Indian actor

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May 21st Jeffrey Dahmer, West Allis Wisconsin, American serial killer (Milwaukee Cannibal)

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • May 22nd Hideaki Anno, Japanese director
  • May 24th Pete Metzelaars, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, Lions)
  • May 25th Amy Klobuchar, American politician, junior senator from Minnesota
  • May 26th Rob Murphy, American baseball player
  • May 27th Ray Armsetad, Kirksville Mo, 4X400 runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • May 27th Vinodhan John, cricket pace bowler (Sri Lankan in 6 Tests 1983-84)
  • May 28th Allan Green, cricketeer
  • May 29th Adrian Paul, actor (Dance to Win, Highlander), born in London, England

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 212 of 212

  • Nov 28th Richard N Wright, US author (Native son), dies at 52 in Paris France
  • Dec 1st Ion Vasilescu, composer, dies at 57
  • Dec 3rd Hermann Stephani, composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 7th Clara Haskil, Swiss pianist (b. 1895)
  • Dec 14th Gregory Ratoff, actor (Skyscraper Souls), dies of leukemia at 63
  • Dec 16th Anna Luther, silent screen actress (Sinners in Silk), dies at 63
  • Dec 26th Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Hansa quarter, Berlin), dies at 54
  • Dec 26th Watsuji Tetsuro, Japanese philosopher (b. 1889)
  • Dec 29th Eden Phillpotts, British writer (b. 1862)
  • Dec 29th Philippe Panneton, Quebec physician, diplomat and writer (b. 1895)
  • Dec 31st Germaine Loosveldt, Flemish actress (Trees die Upright), dies at 69
  • Dec 31st Semyon Semyonovich Bogatiryov, composer, dies at 70