What Happened in 1960 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 654

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 7 Leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as President of USSR

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • May 7 Michael Tal beats Botvinnik 12½-8½ for world chess championship
  • May 7 USSR announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy
  • May 8 USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations
  • May 8 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Peach Blossom Golf Open
  • May 9 Nigeria becomes a member of British Commonwealth
  • May 9 US becomes the first country to legalize the birth control pill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 10 John F. Kennedy wins primary in West Virginia

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • May 10 US atomic sub USS Triton completes 1st submerged circumnavigation of the globe
  • May 11 French liner "France" launched
  • May 11 Israeli soldiers capture Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires
  • May 11 1st contraceptive pill is made available for sale

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 12 Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra special

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 20 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 21 85th Preakness: Bobby Ussery aboard Bally Ache wins in 1:57.6
  • May 22 Tsunami strikes Hilo, Hawaii at 01:04 AM, severely damaging virtually all coastal towns between the 37th and 44th parallels
  • May 23 "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • May 23 "Got A Girl" by The Four Preps hits #24
  • May 23 Israel announces capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina
  • May 23 WGTV TV channel 8 in Athens-Atlanta, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • May 23 WKBM TV (now WLII) channel 11 in Caguas/San Juan, PR 1st broadcast
  • May 23 WRCA radio changes call letters back to WNBC (NYC)
  • May 24 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed
  • May 25 George Crowe's record 11th pinch-hit HR
  • May 27 1st use of oversized catching mitt (Balt Oriole Clint Courtney)
  • May 27 Balt manager Paul Richards devises oversized catcher's mitt
  • May 27 Military coup overthrows democratic government of Turkey
  • May 28 "Greenwillow" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 95 performances
  • May 28 59th Men's French Championships: Nicola Pietrangeli beats Luis Ayala (3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3)

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • May 29 Everly Brothers "Cathy's Clown" hits #1
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Jim Rathmann wins in 3:36:11.384 (223.324 km/h)
  • 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"
  • Jun 8 Argentine government demands release of 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 (Best Picture 1961)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 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 24 Geoff Griffin takes a hat-trick South Africa v England Lord's

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 776

  • Apr 6 Warren Haynes, rock and blues guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Apr 7 Simon Climie, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Climie Fisher-Love Changes)
  • Apr 8 John Schneider, American actor
  • Apr 10 Julie Fulton, Evanston Ill, actress (Lime Steel)
  • Apr 10 Katrina Leskanich, American musician
  • Apr 11 Jeremy Clarkson, British journalist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

CBC Sportscaster Ron MacLean
CBC Sportscaster
Ron MacLean
  • Apr 13 Rudi Völler, German football coach
  • Apr 13 Bob Casey, Jr., Democratic U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
  • Apr 13 Olaf Ludwig, German cyclist
  • Apr 14 Brian Forster, rocker (Partridge Family Drums)
  • Apr 14 Pat Symcox, cricketer (South African off-spinner 1993- )
  • Apr 15 Marvin Clyde Goodwin, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Apr 15 Philippe of Belgium, King of the Belgians (2013-), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Apr 15 Pedro Delgado, Spanish cyclist
  • Apr 16 Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician (d. 2007)
  • Apr 16 Rafael Benítez, Spanish football manager
  • Apr 16 Pierre Littbarski, German footballer
  • Apr 17 Michael Whitaker, showjumper
  • Apr 18 Ocl Sweda, rocker (Bulletboys)
  • Apr 19 Frank Viola, Hempstead NY, pitcher (Twins, Mets/Cy Young-1988)
  • Apr 19 Roger Merrett, Australian footballer
  • Apr 19 Nicoletta Braschi, Italian actress (The Tiger and the Snow)
  • Apr 20 Rodney Holman, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
  • Apr 21 Julius Korir, Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • Apr 22 Lloyd Honeyghan, English welterweight boxing champ (1986)
  • Apr 22 Mart Laar, Estonian statesman
  • Apr 22 Randall L. Stephenson, American business executive
  • Apr 23 Joseph Martin Mudd, PGA golfer (1988 Federal Express), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Apr 23 Steve Clark, Hillsborough England, rock guitarist (Def Leppard)
  • Apr 23 Valerie Bertinelli, American actress (Barbara Cooper Royer-1 Day at a Time, Hot in Cleveland), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Apr 24 Paula Yates, English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), born in London (d. 2000)
  • Apr 25 Bruce Redman, Australian film producer
  • Apr 26 Roger Taylor, rock drummer (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
  • Apr 28 Wally Langdon, bassist (Bob Color)
  • Apr 28 John Cerutti, American baseball player and announcer (d. 2004)
  • Apr 28 Ian Rankin, Scottish novelist
  • Apr 28 Joel H. Rosenthal American political scientist
  • Apr 28 Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (d. 1993)
  • Apr 28 Walter Zenga, Italian footballer
  • Apr 29 Gerard Joling, Dutch singer (Love is in Your Eyes)
  • Apr 29 Joseph Guzaldo, actor (Stir Crazy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 29 William Lee Glasson Jr, PGA golfer (1985 Kemper Open), born in Fresno, California
  • Apr 29 Phil King, English bassist
  • Apr 29 Robert J. Sawyer, Canadian writer
  • Apr 29 Caveh Zahedi, American filmmaker
  • Apr 30 Kerry Healey, American politician
  • Apr 30 David Miscavige, American cult leader
  • May 1 Albert McDonald, Dartmouth NS, US canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
  • May 2 Ravi Ratnayeke, cricketer (Sri Lankan pace bowler & opening batsman)
  • May 3 Amy Steel, American actress
  • May 4 Martyn Moxon, cricketer (England batsman in ten Tests 1986-89)
  • May 4 Andrew Denton, Australian television presenter and comedian
  • May 6 Bart de Boer, Dutch guitarist (Ivy Green)
  • May 6 Julianne Phillips, Lake Oswego Oregon, actress (Frankie Reed-Sisters)
  • May 6 Larry Steinbachek, rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)
  • May 6 John Flansburgh, American musician
  • May 6 Phyllis Treigle, American soprano
  • May 7 Arnon Ohad, co-pilot (El Al) plane that crashed on Bijlmer Amsterdam
  • May 7 Adam Bernstein, American music video/television director
  • May 7 Almudena Grandes, Spanish novelist
  • May 8 Franco Baresi, Italian footballer
  • May 8 Eric Brittingham, American bassist
  • May 9 Iain Butchart, cricket all-rounder (Zimbabwe, Test v Pak 1995)
  • May 9 Jim Reilly, rocker (Red Rockers)
  • May 9 Tony Gwynn, American MLB outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in LA, CA, (d. 2014)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 18 Jari Kurri, Finnish NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers), born in Helsinki, Finland

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 18 Yannick Noah, French tennis player (French Open 1983), born in Sedan, France

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 21 Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer (Milwaukee Cannibal), born in West Allis, Wisconsin (d. 1994)

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

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 212 of 212

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