What Happened in 1960 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 655

  • Jun 24 10th Berlin International Film Festival: "El Lazarillo de Tormes" wins Golden Bear
  • Jun 25 Earthquake in NE Belgium
  • Jun 25 Madagascar gains independence from France
  • Jun 25 Somaliland is granted independence by British government
  • Jun 25 South Africa beats New Zealand 13-0 in the first rugby test of the series in Johannesburg
  • Jun 26 British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain
  • Jun 26 Hall of Fame allows veteran committee to vote annually
  • Jun 26 Italian Somaliland declares independence from Italian administration
  • Jun 26 Madagascar (formerly Malagasy Rep) declares independence from France
  • Jun 27 British Somaliland becomes part of Somalia
  • Jun 27 Chlorophyll "A" synthesized in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Jun 27 Oil pipe line from Rotterdam-Ruhrgebied opens
  • Jun 28 10.40" (26.42 cm) of rainfall, Dunmor, Kentucky (state 24-hour record)
  • Jun 29 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • Jun 29 KYA-AM in SF changes call letters to KDBQ (for 2 weeks)
  • Jun 30 US stops sugar import from Cuba
  • Jun 30 Zaire (formerly Belgian Congo) declares independence from Belgium
  • Jul 1 Benjamin Britten's cantate "Carmen Baseliense" premieres in Basel
  • Jul 1 The independent Somali Democratic Republic, commonly known as Somalia, is formed out of former British and Italian territories

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Fidel Castro nationalizes Esso, Shell & Texaco in Cuba

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Jul 1 Ghana becomes a republic
  • Jul 1 No passports needed inside Benelux
  • Jul 1 USSR shoots down US RB-47 reconnaissance plane
  • Jul 1 Robert Bolt's "A Man For All Seasons" premieres in London

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 1 74th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Neale Fraser beats Rod Laver (6-4 3-6 9-7 7-5)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • Jul 2 "Once Upon a Mattress" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 460 performances

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 4 6th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Jul 4 America's new 50-star flag honoring Hawaiian statehood unfurled

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 4 Mickey Mantle is 18th to hit 300 HRs

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jul 5 Mongolia adopts constitution
  • Jul 6 Dr Barbara Moore completes a 3,207 mile walk from LA to NYC
  • Jul 7 US cemetery officially opens at Margraten, Netherlands
  • Jul 7 USSR shoots down a US aircraft over Barents sea
  • Jul 8 Fidel Castro ends Havana's Intl League team, Sugar Kings move to NJ
  • Jul 9 89th British Golf Open: Kel Nagle shoots a 278 at St Andrews
  • Jul 10 Belgium sends troops to Congo
  • Jul 10 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Youngstown Kitchens (Trumball Golf Open)
  • Jul 10 UEFA European Championship: Soviet Union defeat Yugoslavia 2-1 in Paris
  • Jul 11 28th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, KC
  • Jul 11 Czechoslovakia adopts Constitution
  • Jul 11 Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Upper Volta & Niger declare independence
  • Jul 11 Moise Tsjombe declares Congolese county Katanga independence

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee is first published by J. B. Lippincott & Co.

Author Harper Lee
Harper Lee
  • Jul 12 Congo, Chad & Central African Republic declare independence
  • Jul 12 Echo I, 1st passive satellite launched
  • Jul 12 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Hoosier Celebrity Golf Tournament
  • Jul 12 USSR's Sputnik 5 launched with 2 dogs
  • Jul 12 XEWT TV channel 12 in Tijuana-San Diego, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 12 Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
  • Jul 13 29th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Yankee Stadium, New York
  • Jul 13 KDBQ-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KYA

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jul 13 US Democratic convention nominates JFK as presidential candidate

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Jul 14 Barbara Romack wins LPGA Leesburg Pro-Am Golf Tournament
  • Jul 14 Fire rages through a Guatemala City insane asylum killing 225 and severely injuring 300
  • Jul 15 Balt Orioles' Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle
  • Jul 15 UN troops arrive in Congo to help deal with the political crisis after Moïse-Kapenda Tshombé's declaration of independence for Katanga province
  • Jul 16 205,000 (record sports attend) see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer
  • Jul 16 George Crowe sets record of 12 pinch hit HRs with a runner on
  • Jul 17 47th Tour de France won by Gastone Nencini of Italy
  • Jul 18 1st UN troops reach Congo
  • Jul 18 Baseball's NL votes to add Houston & NY franchises
  • Jul 18 Premier Kishi of Japan resigns
  • Jul 19 Italian government Tambroni, resigns
  • Jul 19 SF Giants Juan Marichal debuts, with a 1 hitter against Phillies
  • Jul 20 1st submerged submarine to fire Polaris missile (George Washington)
  • Jul 20 Sirima Bandaranaike becomes 1st female premier of Ceylon
  • Jul 20 USSR recovered 2 dogs; 1st living organisms to return from space
  • Jul 20 The head of the Physics Department at the Israel Institute of Technology, Kurt Sitte, is arrested for espionage.
  • Jul 21 Country of Katanga forms in Africa
  • Jul 21 In Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) Sirima Bandaranaike is world's 1st woman PM
  • Jul 21 Francis Chichester arrive in NY aboard Gypsy Moth II, setting record of 40 days for a solo Atlantic crossing
  • Jul 22 Cuba nationalizes all US-owned sugar factories

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 23 15th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Jul 24 42nd PGA Championship: Jay Hebert shoots a 281 at Firestone CC Akron
  • Jul 25 Companie Industrielle et Forestere (Indufor) forms in Brussels
  • Jul 26 Italian government of Fanfani forms

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jul 27 US Vice-president Richard Nixon nominated for presidential candidate at Republican convention in Chicago

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jul 28 Republican National convention selects Richard Nixon as candidate
  • Jul 30 1st AFL preseason game Boston Patriots defeat Bills in Buffalo (28-7)
  • Jul 31 Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, calls for a black state
  • Jul 31 KSOO (now KSFY) TV channel 13 in Sioux Falls, SD (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Jul 31 Patty Berg wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
  • Aug 1 Aretha Franklins 1st recording session
  • Aug 1 Benin (Dahomey) gains independence from France
  • Aug 1 Chubby Checker releases "The Twist"
  • Aug 1 Islamabad declared as the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.
  • Aug 3 Niger gains independence from France
  • Aug 4 Rocket propelled USAF research aircraft sets record at 2,150 MPH
  • Aug 5 Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) declares independence from France
  • Aug 5 Detroit trades manager Jimmy Dykes for Cleve's Joe Gordon
  • Aug 6 Pitt Steelers (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 43-16 in Toronto
  • Aug 6 The UN Security Council lay down rules which would allow UN forces to enter Congo
  • Aug 7 Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) gains independence from France
  • Aug 7 Students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches
  • Aug 7 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
  • Aug 8 "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini" hits #1
  • Aug 8 Ivory Coast declares independence
  • Aug 8 South Kasai secedes from the Congo.
  • Aug 8 Charges against 53 of the 76 Africans detained after the Sharpeville massacre in South Africa are dropped
  • Aug 9 Race riot in Jacksonville, Florida

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 776

  • May 29 Adrian Paul, actor (Dance to Win, Highlander), born in London, England
  • May 30 Stephen "Tea Tower" Duffy, rocker (Lilac Time-Paradise Song)
  • May 31 Chris Elliott, actor/comedian (Get a Life, David Letterman Show), born in New York City
  • May 31 Norm Johnson, NFL place kicker (Seattle Seahawk, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • May 31 Peter Winterbottom, British rugby player
  • Jun 1 Simon Gallup, English bassist (The Cure)
  • Jun 2 Tony Hadley, rock vocalist (Spandau Ballet-True)
  • Jun 2 Kyle Petty, American racing car driver
  • Jun 3 Barry Lyons, baseball player
  • Jun 3 Carl Rackemann, cricketer (Queensland & Australian quickie)
  • Jun 3 Steve Lyons, baseball player
  • Jun 4 Bradley Walsh, British actor
  • Jun 5 Leslie Hendrix, American actress
  • Jun 5 Margo Lanagan, Australian author
  • Jun 6 Lola Forner, Alicante SW Spain, Miss Spain (1979)
  • Jun 6 Steve Vai, Carle Place, New York, American guitarist (Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth Band, Whitesnake)
  • Jun 7 Bill Prady, American television producer
  • Jun 8 Linda Hanley, Laguna Beach California, beach volleyballer (Olympics-4th-96)
  • Jun 8 Mick Hucknall, rocker (Simply Red-Every Time We Say Goodbye)
  • Jun 9 Nancy Taylor, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester Intl-54th), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 9 Steve Paikin, Canadian journalist
  • Jun 10 Balakrishna Nandamuri, Indian actor
  • Jun 11 Mehmet Oz, surgeon and TV personality (The Dr. Oz Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jun 12 Mark John Calcavecchia, Laurel NE, PGA golfer (1987 Honda Classic)
  • Jun 14 Tonie Campbell, 100m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1988), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 15 Denise Haigh, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 17 Mitzi Edge, Albany GA, LPGA golfer (1995 SAFECO Classic)
  • Jun 17 Thomas Haden Church, American actor
  • Jun 18 Ralph Brown, British actor
  • Jun 19 Heike Walpot, German, cosmonaut
  • Jun 19 Johnny Lee Gray, Jr, 800m runner (Olympics-7th-1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 19 Patti Rizzo, Hollywood Fla, golfer (Mexican Amateur champion 1980)
  • Jun 19 Simon Wright, heavy metal drummer (AC/DC)
  • Jun 19 Luke Morley, British guitarist
  • Jun 20 Donna Mayhew, Taylor Penn, javelin thrower
  • Jun 20 John Taylor, English musician (Duran Duran), born in Solihull, Warwickshire
  • Jun 20 Michael Corbett, Collingwood NJ, actor (David-Young & Restless)
  • Jun 20 [Nigel] John Taylor, England, rock bassist (Duran Duran-Girls on Film)
  • Jun 22 Colleen Devine, San Gabriel Cal, actress (Irreconcilable Differences)
  • Jun 22 Tracy Pollan, American actress (Family Ties)/aka Mrs Michael J. Fox, born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 22 Erin Brockovich, American legal clerk and envirnomental campaigner, born in Lawrence, Kansas
  • Jun 23 Donald Harrison, American musician
  • Jun 23 Tatsuya Uemura, Japanese musician and programmer
  • Jun 24 Juli Inkster, Santa Cruz CA, LPGA golfer (Dinah Shore-1984, 89)
  • Jun 24 Nate Carr, freestyle wrestler (Olympic-bronze-1988), born in Erie Pennsylvania
  • Jun 24 Trisha Meili, the "Central Park Jogger"
  • Jun 24 Karin Pilsäter, Swedish politician
  • Jun 24 Erik Poppe, Norwegian film director
  • Jun 25 Craig Johnston, Australian soccer player
  • Jun 26 Barbara Edwards, Albuqueque NM, playmate of year (Sept, 1983)/actress
  • Jun 26 Jumpy Geathers, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Jun 26 Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist
  • Jun 27 7th marquess of Cholmondeley, English large landowner/millionaire
  • Jun 27 Brian Dillinger, actor (Brighton Beach Memoirs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 27 Jim Nussle, (Rep-R-Iowa)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 28 John Elway, American NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32/33), born in Port Angeles, Washington

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • Jun 29 Sergey Kopylov, USSR, cyclist (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • Jun 30 Randy Ladouceur, Brockville, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • Jun 30 Murray Cook, Australian children's singer (The Wiggles)
  • Jul 1 Evelyn "Champagne" King, disco singer (Shame, I'm in Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 1 Lynn Jennings, Princeton NJ, 5k runner
  • Jul 1 Mike Fitzgerald, baseball player
  • Jul 2 Julia Montgomery, American actress (One Life to Live, Revenge of the Nerds), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 2 Terry Rossio, American screenwriter
  • Jul 3 Jack Daugherty, baseball player, born in Hialeah, Florida.
  • Jul 4 Sid Eudy, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 5 James M. Kelly, American politician
  • Jul 5 Brad Loree, Canadian actor and stunt performer
  • Jul 6 Caroll-Ann Alie, sailor (Olympics-14-92, 96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Jul 6 Jozef/Josef Pribilinec, Czech, speed walker (world record 10K)
  • Jul 6 Lauri Merten, Waukesha WI, LPGA golfer (1993 US Women's Open)
  • Jul 6 Valerie Brisco-Hooks, Greenwood Ms, 200m/400m runner (Olympic-gold-84)
  • Jul 7 Barbara Bierman, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1994), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jul 7 Ralph Sampson, NBA center (Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets)
  • Jul 7 Kevin A. Ford, American astronaut
  • Jul 8 Jeff Stork, Longview Wash, volleyball setter (Olympics-G-88, B-92, 96)
  • Jul 8 Valerie Pettiford, American actress (One Life to Live, Half & Half), born in Queens, New York
  • Jul 9 Christopher J "Gus" Loria, Newton Mass, Major USMC/astronaut
  • Jul 9 Marc Mero, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 10 Roger Craig, NFL reciever (SF 49ers)
  • Jul 11 David Baerwald American songwriter/composer
  • Jul 12 Corynne Charby, French model, actress and singer
  • Jul 13 Ian Hislop, British writer, satirist and editor of Private Eye, born in Swansea, Wales
  • Jul 14 Ray Herndon, Scottsdale Ar, singer (McBride & Ride-Can I Count on You)
  • Jul 14 Anna Bligh, Australian politician
  • Jul 15 Alexander W Dunlap, astronaut, born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 15 Kim Alexis, American supermodel (Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover) and actress, born in Lockport, New York

Supermodel Kim Alexis
Kim Alexis
  • Jul 15 Willie Aames, actor (8 is Enough, Paradise, Zapped), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Jul 16 Eus van Someren, pop guitarist (Scene, Blaauw)
  • Jul 16 Gisela Beyer, German DR, discus thrower (Olympics-4th place-1980)
  • Jul 16 Terry Pendleton, infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 16 Leila Kenzle, Long Island, New York, American actress (Mad About You, Identity)
  • Jul 17 Jan Wouters, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Bayern Munich, PSV)
  • Jul 17 Karen Elaine Price, playmate (January, 1981), born in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 17 Kim Barnett, cricketer (England batsman & occasional leggie 1988-89)
  • Jul 17 Nancy Giles, actress (Connie-Delta, Off Beat, Big, Angie), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 17 Robin Shou, martial arts actor (Mortal Kombat, Beverly Hills Ninja)
  • Jul 17 Scott Norwood, NFL kicker (Buffalo Bills-Super Bowl XXV goat)
  • Jul 17 Mark Burnett, English-born television producer
  • Jul 17 Dawn Upshaw, American soprano

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