What Happened in 1960 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 656

  • 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 President 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 becomes the first country to legalize the birth control pill
  • May 9th US send U-2 over USSR

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May 10th John F. Kennedy wins primary in West Virginia

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 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 1st contraceptive pill is made available for sale

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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 Tsunami strikes Hilo, Hawaii at 01:04 AM, severely damaging virtually all coastal towns between the 37th and 44th parallels
  • 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)

Sport awardTennis Open

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
  • 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

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

Sport awardGolf Major

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"

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

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 777

  • Apr 6th Warren Haynes, Asheville, North Carolina, rock and blues guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band)
  • 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, Canadian sportscaster (Hockey Night in Canada), born in Zweibrücken, Germany

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, King of the Belgians (2013-), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 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, PGA golfer (1988 Federal Express), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 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, English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), born in London (d. 2000)
  • 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, actress (Subway, Nikita, Innocent Blood), born in Paris, France
  • 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, Finnish NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers), born in Helsinki, Finland

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, 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 19th Yazz, [Yasmin Evans], singer (Fine Time), born in London, England
  • May 20th Susan Cowsill, rock vocalist (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

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