What Happened in 1960 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 655

  • Aug 10 Discoverer 13 launched into orbit; returned 1st object from space
  • Aug 10 Nicolaas Jouwe forms PANA in New Guinea

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 10 Los Angeles premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh

  • Aug 11 Chad declares Independence from France
  • Aug 12 27th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 32, All-Stars 7 (70,000)
  • Aug 12 Echo 1, 1st communications satellite, is launched
  • Aug 12 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 8.21m
  • Aug 12 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to an altitude of 41,600 m
  • Aug 13 Central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France
  • Aug 13 USSR withdraws advisors from China
  • Aug 13 The first two-way conversation via satellite is undertaken using Echo 1
  • Aug 14 UN peace-keeping troops deployed to the Republic of Congo
  • Aug 15 CFL's Calgary Stampeders move into McMahon Stadium
  • Aug 15 Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 16-7 in Toronto (NFL expo)
  • Aug 15 Congo (formerly Congo/Brazzaville) declares Independence from France
  • Aug 15 Mil Brave Lew Burdette no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0
  • Aug 15 UFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen
  • Aug 16 Britain grants independence to crown colony of Cyprus
  • Aug 16 Joseph Kittinger parachutes from balloon at 31,330 m (84,700')
  • Aug 16 Republic of Congo (Zaire, Dem Rep of Congo) forms
  • Aug 17 Francis Gary Powers U-2 spy trial opens in Moscow
  • Aug 17 Gabon gains independence from France (National Day)
  • Aug 17 Indonesia drops diplomatic relations with Netherlands
  • Aug 18 1st commercial oral contraceptive, Enovid 10 debuts in Skokie, Illinois
  • Aug 18 1st photograph bounced off a satellite, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Richardson, Texas
  • Aug 18 The Beatles give their 1st public performance at the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg
  • Aug 18 Lew Burdette pitches to just 27 for a 1-0 no-hitter against Phillies
  • Aug 19 Francis Gary Powers convicted of spying by USSR (U-2 incident)
  • Aug 19 Sputnik 5 carries 2 dogs, 3 mice into orbit as the first animals launched on a round trip into space (later recovered alive)
  • Aug 19 The first commercial atomic energy reactor, owned by the Yankee Atomic Electric Company, achieves a self-sustaining nuclear reaction in Rowe, Deerfield River, Massachusetts
  • Aug 20 Senegal breaks from Mali federation, declaring independence
  • Aug 20 USSR recovers 2 dogs, 1st living organisms to return from space
  • Aug 22 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 22 Gil Hodges set NL righty HR record with #352

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Aug 23 World's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea)
  • Aug 24 -127°F (-88°C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
  • Aug 24 60 people die when a bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil
  • Aug 24 21st Venice Film Festival: "Tomorrow Is My Turn" directed by Andre Cayatte wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 25 17th summer olympics opens in Rome
  • Aug 25 AFL begins placing players names on back of their jersies
  • Aug 25 Demonstrations against premier Lumumba
  • Aug 27 Anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)
  • Aug 27 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Grossinger Golf Open
  • Aug 28 White Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run HR is disallowed as ump called time
  • Aug 29 Jordan premier Hazza-el-Madjali deadly injured at bomb attack
  • Aug 30 Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7
  • Aug 30 East Germany imposes a partial blockade on West Berlin
  • Aug 31 Agricultural Hall of Fame forms
  • Sep 1 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
  • Sep 2 Tamara & Irina Press (USSR) become 1st sisters to win olympic gold
  • Sep 2 William Walton's 2nd Symphony, premieres
  • Sep 2 The first election of the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, in history of Tibet. The Tibetan community observes this date as the Democracy Day.
  • Sep 4 -12] Hurricane Donna, kills 148 in Caribbean & US
  • Sep 5 Cassius Clay wins Olympic light heavyweight gold medal
  • Sep 5 President Kasavubu fires premier Lumumba of Congo
  • Sep 5 Wilma Rudolph wins her 2nd gold medal
  • Sep 5 The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 A. J. Foyt wins the first of 67 Indy car victories at Du Quoin, Ill. State Fairgrounds

Racing Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • Sep 7 Ljudmila Shevcova runs female olympic record 800m (2:04.3)
  • Sep 8 German Democratic Republic limits access to East-Berlin for West Berliners

Film release premierFilm Release

Sep 8 Nationwide release (US) of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh

  • Sep 9 4th American Football League plays 1st game (Denver 13, Boston 10)
  • Sep 10 Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 10 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643' HR over right field roof in Detroit

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Sep 11 17th Olympic games close in Rome Italy
  • Sep 11 The Young Americans for Freedom, meeting at home of William F. Buckley, Jr., promulgate the Sharon Statement.
  • Sep 12 "Vintage '60" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 8 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 John F. Kennedy avers he does not speak for the Roman Catholic Church, and neither does the Church speak for him.

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Sep 13 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns soccer-law
  • Sep 14 Coup under Col Joseph-Desire Mobutu in Congo
  • Sep 14 Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia & Venezuela form Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
  • Sep 14 KERA TV channel 13 in Dallas, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Sep 15 Maurice Richard announces his retirement. He finishes his career with 544 goals, an NHL record at the time.

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • Sep 16 Amos Alonzo Stagg retires as a football coach at 98
  • Sep 16 Mil Brave Warren Spahn no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 4-0
  • Sep 17 "Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Sep 17 Cuba nationalizes US banks

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 17 80th U.S. Men's National Championship: Neale Fraser beats Rod Laver (6-4, 6-4, 9-7)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 17 74th U.S. Women's National Championship: Darlene Hard beats Maria Bueno (6-4, 10-12, 6-4)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • Sep 18 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open
  • Sep 19 Chubby Checker's "Twist" hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
  • Sep 20 UN General Assembly admit 13 African countries & Cyprus (96 nations)
  • Sep 20 WFSU TV channel 11 in Tallahassee, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 22 Mali (formerly French Sudan) declares independence from France
  • Sep 24 International Development Association (UN agency) comes into existence
  • Sep 24 USS Enterprise, 1st nuclear power aircraft carrier, launched
  • Sep 25 For 1st time since 1927, Pirates clinch NL pennant
  • Sep 25 NY Yankees clinch AL pennant
  • Sep 25 Phillies beat Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses
  • Sep 26 1st of 4 TV debates Nixon & Kennedy took place (Chicago)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 26 Cuban leader Fidel Castro delivers a 4 hrs, 29 minute speech at the UN

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Sep 27 Europe's 1st "moving pavement" (travelator), opens at Bank station on the London Underground
  • Sep 28 "Millionaire" last airs on CBS-TV
  • Sep 28 "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own" by Connie Francis hits #1
  • Sep 28 "Queen For A Day" moves to ABC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Sunrise at Campobello" premieres at Palace theater

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 28 Ted Williams hits his final homer #521 (off Jack Fisher)

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
MLB Pitcher Jack Fisher
MLB Pitcher
Jack Fisher
  • Sep 29 "Johnny Ringo" TV Western Drama; last airs on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 "My Three Sons" starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Outlaws" TV Western Drama; debuts on NBC-TV

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 776

  • Jul 18 Anne-Marie Johnson, actress (In the Heat of the Night), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 19 Atom Egoyan, Cairo Egypt, director (Adjuster, Next of Kin)
  • Jul 20 Katie Rabbet, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend, born in London, England
  • Jul 20 Lauren Gregg, Rochester Minn, US women's soccer coach (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 21 Lance Guest, Saratoga California, actor (Lance-Lou Grant)
  • Jul 21 Matt Mulhern, actor (Biloxi Blues), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 21 Fritz Walter, German footballer
  • Jul 22 Denyse Julien, Rouyn Quebec, badminton player (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • Jul 22 Jon Oliva, American musician (Savatage)
  • Jul 23 Al Perez, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 25 Alain Robidoux, Canadian snooker player
  • Jul 26 LaTaunya Pollard, East Chic Ind, (Olympics-1980, 84)
  • Jul 26 Mitch Kahn, San Clemente California, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • Jul 27 Christina Singer, Geoppingen Germany, tennis star
  • Jul 27 Jo Durie, England, tennis player
  • Jul 27 Reinaldo de Carvalho, carnival King
  • Jul 28 Luiz Fernando Carvalho, Brazilian film director
  • Jul 28 Yōichi Takahashi, Japanese mangaka of Captain Tsubasa and Hungry Heart Wild Striker

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 30 Richard Linklater, American filmmaker (Before Sunrise, Boyhood), born in Houston, Texas

  • Jul 31 Dale Hunter, Petrolia, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • Jul 31 lva Budarova, Czechoslovakia tennis star
  • Aug 1 Chuck D, [Chuck Ridenhour], US rapper (Public Enemy)
  • Aug 1 Richard Roeper, American columnist and film critic
  • Aug 2 Apollonia, [Patricia Kotero], actress (Purple Rain), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 2 Linda Fratianne, US, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980)
  • Aug 2 Neal Morse, American musician (Spock's Beard, Transatlantic)
  • Aug 2 David Yow, American musician (Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard)
  • Aug 3 Gopal Sharma, Indian cricket off-spinner (2 Tests 1984-85)
  • Aug 3 Tim Mayotte, tennis player (Olympic-silver-1988), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Aug 4 Robbin Crosby, heavy metal rock guitarist/vocals (Ratt-Round & Round)
  • Aug 4 Dean Malenko, American professional wrestler
  • Aug 4 Bernard Rose, English director
  • Aug 4 Tim Winton, Australian author
  • Aug 4 José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish politician
  • Aug 5 Calvin Hayes, British musician (Johnny Hates Jazz)
  • Aug 5 Mike Nocito, American rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz), born in Wiesbaden, West Germany
  • Aug 5 Seth Swirsky, American songwriter
  • Aug 6 Dale Ellis, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets)
  • Aug 7 David Duchovny, American actor (The X-Files, Californication), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 7 Jacquie O'Sullivan, rocker (Bananarama-Venus)
  • Aug 8 Ulrich Maly, German politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 10 Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor (Philadelphia, Evita, Mambo Kings), born in Malaga Spain

  • Aug 10 [James] Kenneth Perry, Elizabethtown KY, PGA golfer (1991 Memorial)
  • Aug 10 Todd David Hess, First USAF Member inducted into Army's Order of Military Medical Merit.
  • Aug 11 Leora "Sam" Jones, Mt Olive NC, US team handball player (Olympic-92)
  • Aug 12 Lonny Chin, playmate (Jan, 1983), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 12 Morty Black, heavy metal rocker (TNT-7 Seas)
  • Aug 12 Laurent Fignon, French cyclist (1983 & 1984 Tour de France), born in Paris (d. 2010)
  • Aug 13 Koji Kondo, Japanese composer
  • Aug 13 Phil Taylor, English darts player
  • Aug 14 Broderick Thompson, NFL tackle/guard (Denver Broncos)
  • Aug 14 Fred Roberts, NBA forward (LA Lakers)
  • Aug 14 Sarah Brightman, actress/singer (Phantom of the Opera)
  • Aug 14 Cecilia Gasdia, Italian soprano
  • Aug 15 Maureen "Peanut" Louie Harper, SF, tennis player (Denver-1985)
  • Aug 15 Ron van de Berg, soccer player (Sparta)
  • Aug 15 Tommy Aldridge, heavy metal rocker (Ozzy-Diary of a Mad Man)
  • Aug 16 Timothy Hutton, Malibu California, actor (Turk 182, Ordinary People)
  • Aug 17 Bruce Penhall, Balboa CA, actor (Savage Beach)
  • Aug 17 Sean Penn, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 17 Stephan Eicher, Swiss singer
  • Aug 18 Sonny Skinner, Porstmouth VA, Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Shreveport Open)
  • Aug 19 Bobby Hebert, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Aug 19 Dan "Woody" Woodgate, rocker
  • Aug 19 Morten Andersen, NFL kicker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Aug 19 Ron Darling, Hawaii, baseball pitcher (NY Mets)
  • Aug 20 Elizabeth Alda, daughter of Alan Alda, actress (Beth-Four Seasons)
  • Aug 20 Mark Langston, pitcher (California Angels), born in San Diego, California
  • Aug 20 Troy Young, horse trainer
  • Aug 23 Helen Rees, director (Design Museum)
  • Aug 23 Rodney Alan Greenblat, American graphic artist
  • Aug 23 Chris Potter, Canadian actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 24 Cal Ripken, American baseball shortstop (Baltimore Orioles, consecutive game streak), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Aug 24 David Guillory, jockey
  • Aug 24 Franz Vienboeck, Austria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13)
  • Aug 24 Kris Monaghan, golfer (1990 Red Robin Kyocera Inamori), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Aug 24 Steven W Lindsey, Arcadia California, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 87, sk:95)
  • Aug 24 Kim Christofte, Danish footballer
  • Aug 24 Takashi Miike, Japanese filmmaker
  • Aug 25 Ashley Crow, American actress
  • Aug 26 Branford Marsalis, jazz saxophonist (Bring on the Night, Tonight Show)
  • Aug 26 Nancy Martinez, rocker
  • Aug 26 Ola Ray, playmate (Jun, 1980)/actress (Thriller), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Aug 27 Damon Keeve, heavyweight (209+ lbs) judoka (Olympics-92, 96), born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 28 Cunningham T Ngcukana, South African worker's union leader
  • Aug 28 Emma Samms, [Samuels], actress (Colby's, General Hospital), born in London, England
  • Aug 28 Leroy Chiao, astronaut (STS 65, 72, sk: 92), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Aug 30 Vic Wilk, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Knoxville Open), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 30 Chalino Sanchez, Mexican musician (d. 1992)
  • Aug 30 Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese terrorist group Hizbollah
  • Aug 30 Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)
  • Aug 30 Guy A. Lepage, Quebec humorist, television host and producer
  • Aug 31 Vali Ionescu, Romanian long jumper
  • Aug 31 Chris Whitley, American musician (d. 2005)
  • Sep 2 Eric Dickerson, NFL halfback (LA Rams, Colts/2,105 yds in 1984), born in Sealy, Texas
  • Sep 2 Rex Hudler, Tempe AZ, outfielder (NY Yankees, California Angels)
  • Sep 2 Kristin Halvorsen, Norwegian politician
  • Sep 2 John S. Hall, American poet and spoken-word artist
  • Sep 4 Damon Wayans, actor/comedian (In Living Color, Major Payne, Blankman)
  • Sep 4 Peter Virgile, soap actor (Hostage, Popeye Doyle)

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