Today in History for Year 1960 (Part 3)

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Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 653

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 perfs
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
May 7th - Leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as pres of USSR
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
Soviet General Secretary Leonid BrezhnevSoviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev 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.
May 12th - Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra special
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 perfs
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
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 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
Film director, Scriptwriter Federico FelliniFilm director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini May 20th - 13th Cannes Film Festival: "The Sweet Life" directed by Federico Fellini wins the Palme d'Or
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)
Tennis Player Darlene HardTennis Player Darlene Hard May 28th - 59th Women's French Championships: Darlene Hard beats Yola Ramirez (6-3, 6-4)
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
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve AllenTV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen Jun 6th - "Steve Allen Show" last airs on NBC-TV
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
Jun 12th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
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
Actress Shirley MacLaineActress Shirley MacLaine Jun 15th - "The Apartment" directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine premieres in New York (Best Picture 1961)
Jun 16th - "Psycho", starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in New York City
Jun 16th - President Eisenhower cancels trip to Japan
Jun 17th - Ted Williams hit his 500th HR
Jun 18th - "Destry Rides Again" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 472 perfs
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)
Jun 19th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
Jun 19th - Loretta Lynn records "Honky Tonk Girl"
Jun 20th - 12th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Robert Stack & Jane Wyatt win
Actress Jane WyattActress Jane Wyatt Jun 20th - Federation of Mali (& Senegal) becomes independent of France
Jun 20th - Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
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
Jun 24th - Geoff Griffin takes a hat-trick South Africa v England Lord's
Jun 24th - 10th Berlin International Film Festival: "El Lazarillo de Tormes" wins Golden Bear
Jun 25th - Earthquake in NE Belgium
Jun 25th - Madagascar gains independence from France

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
Apr 12th - Ron MacLean, Zweibrücken Germany, Canadian sportscaster (Hockey Night in Canada)
Apr 13th - Rudi Völler, German football coach
Apr 13th - Bob Casey, Jr., Democratic U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
Apr 13th - Olaf Ludwig, German cyclist
CBC Sportscaster Ron MacLeanCBC Sportscaster Ron MacLean (Apr 12th) 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)
Rocker BonoRocker Bono (May 10th) May 10th - Bono [Paul Hewson], rocker (U2-Joshua Tree), born in Dublin, Ireland
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
NHL Star Jari KurriNHL Star Jari Kurri (May 18th) May 18th - Jari Kurri, Helsinki Finland, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers)
May 18th - Tom Jackson, Oakville Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 CPGA Winter)
May 18th - Yannick Noah, Sedan France, tennis player (French 1983)
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
May 21st - Jeffrey Dahmer, West Allis Wisconsin, American serial killer (Milwaukee Cannibal)
May 22nd - Hideaki Anno, Japanese director
Serial Killer Jeffrey DahmerSerial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer (May 21st) 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

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