What Happened in 1960 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 655

  • Sep 29 "Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ricky Valance peaks at #1 in UK
  • Sep 29 "lrma La Douce" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 527 performances
  • Sep 30 Flintstones premieres (1st prime time animation show)
  • Sep 30 On Howdy Doody's last show Clarabelle finally talks "Goodbye Kids"
  • Sep 30 West Germany signs trade agreement with East Germany
  • Oct 1 14th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 2-1 at Montreal
  • Oct 1 KCBY TV channel 11 in Coos Bay, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 1 Nigeria gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Oct 2 Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament
  • Oct 3 "Flair" (CBS' answer to Monitor) premieres on radio with Dick Van Dyke
  • Oct 3 Janio Quadros elected president of Brazil
  • Oct 3 SF's White House dept store 1st to accept BankAmericard
  • Oct 3 Yanks win 8-7, ending season on a 15 game win streak, & record 193 HRs
  • Oct 3 US sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show" premieres in CBS (runs till 1968)
  • Oct 4 Courier 1B Launched; 1st active repeater satellite in orbit
  • Oct 5 British Labour party demands unilateral nuclear disarmament
  • Oct 5 Eastern AL Electra turbo-prop crashed in Boston Harbor (61 die)
  • Oct 5 KEYC TV channel 12 in Mankato, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 7 TV series "Route 66" premieres on CBS

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Oct 7 2nd JFK & Richard Nixon debate

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Film release premierFilm Release

Oct 7 Stanley Kubrick's "Spartacus", starring Kirk Douglas, is released

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
Actor Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
  • Oct 8 Bobby Richarson hits a World Series grand slammer
  • Oct 8 3rd Rugby League World Cup: Great Britain beats Australia 10-3
  • Oct 9 Cowboy QB Eddie LeBaron throws shortest touchdown pass (2")
  • Oct 10 "Laughs & Other Events" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Oct 10 16 California Poly football team members die in plane crash in Toledo
  • Oct 10 Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 4000 die
  • Oct 10 Ron Stewart of Ottawa rushes for CFL-record 287 yards
  • Oct 10 WGTE TV channel 30 in Toledo, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 11 Hurricane ravages East-Pakistan (6,000 die)
  • Oct 11 Radio/TV executive John Fetzer buys a controlling interest of Detroit Tigers
  • Oct 12 JFK & Richard Nixon's third presidential debate

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Oct 12 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev bangs his shoe on his desk at UN General Assembly session

Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Oct 12 Inejiro Asanuma is assassinated in Japan by Otoya Yamaguchi, a 17-year-old. The camera was rolling at that time.
  • Oct 13 Third presidential debate with Nixon in Hollywood & Kennedy in NY


Oct 13 Opponents of Fidel Castro executed in Cuba

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Oct 13 Pirate's Mazeroski's bottom of 9th lead off HR beats NY Yankees 10-9 in game 7 of 57th World Series
  • Oct 14 Belgian sen Victor Leemans reveals huge gas field in Groningen

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Oct 14 Peace Corps 1st suggested by JFK

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Oct 15 "Laughs & Other Events" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Oct 16 NL votes to admit Houston & NY to league
  • Oct 17 "Tenderloin" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 216 performances
  • Oct 17 US & Britain sign accord for nuclear submarine bases
  • Oct 18 Casey Stengel retired by NY Yankees (won 10 pennants in 12 years)
  • Oct 18 In Britain, News Chronicle & Daily Mail merge and London Evening Star merges with Evening News
  • Oct 19 France grants Mauritania independence
  • Oct 19 KWCS (now KOOG) TV channel 30 in Ogden, UT (IND) begins broadcasting

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Oct 19 Martin Luther King Jr. arrested in Atlanta sit-in

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Oct 19 US imposes embargo on exports to Cuba
  • Oct 20 1st fully mechanized post office opened, Providence, RI
  • Oct 20 Ralph Houk, 41, replaces Casey Stengel as Yankee manager
  • Oct 21 1st British nuclear sub HMS Dreadnought launched
  • Oct 21 JFK & Nixon clashed in 4th & final presidential debate (NYC)
  • Oct 24 Disaster on USSR's Baikonoer launch pad, kills missile expert Nedelin & team (165 die-unconfirmed); USSR claims killed in plane crash
  • Oct 25 1st electronic wrist watch placed on sale, NYC
  • Oct 25 Cuba nationalizes all remaining US businesses
  • Oct 26 AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins & announces franchises in LA & Wash DC for 1961
  • Oct 27 AL admits LA & Washington to the league
  • Oct 27 Singer Ben E King records "Spanish Harlem" & "Stand By Me"
  • Oct 29 Chartered C46 carrying Cal State's football team crashes, kills 16

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Oct 29 Muhammad Ali's (Cassius Clay) 1st professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker in 6

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Oct 30 Guatemala's "La Hora" reports plan for invasion on Cuba
  • Oct 30 Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
  • Oct 30 12th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Rex White wins
  • Oct 31 Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 10,000 die
  • Nov 1 Balitmore Oriole shortstop Ron Hansen voted AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 1 Benelux treaty goes into effect
  • Nov 2 Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th String quartet premieres in Leningrad
  • Nov 2 George Weiss, at 66, resigns as GM of NY Yankees

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Nov 2 Penguin Books cleared of obscenity for publishing DH Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover"

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Nov 2 Roger Maris nips Mickey Mantle as AL MVP, 225-222

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

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Nov 2 Mary Leakey and her team discover the first fossils of Homo habilis, an early human ancestor, at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Homo habilis is thought to be one of the earliest species to make stone tools and lived between 1.4 and 2.3 million years ago.

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey
Mary Leakey
  • Nov 3 Tammy Grimes' "Unsinkable Molly Brown" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 532 performances
  • Nov 3 Ivory Coast adopts constitution
  • Nov 3 Pittsburgh Pirates' Vern Law wins Cy Young Award

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 4 "Misfits" premieres, final movie for Clark Gable & Marilyn Monroe

  • Nov 7 KNRR TV channel 12 in Pembina, ND (IND) begins broadcsting
  • Nov 8 JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) to become 35th US president
  • Nov 11 Largest NY Knick 49th St Madison Square Garden crowd-18,499
  • Nov 12 Coup against South Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem fails
  • Nov 12 Mercury-Redstone 1 test launch fails at 10 cm altitude
  • Nov 13 Fire in movie theater kills 152 children (Amude, Spain)
  • Nov 14 2 passenger trains collided at high-speed killing 110 (Czech)
  • Nov 14 Belgium threatens to leave UN due to criticism on its policy on Congo

Music release#1 in the Charts

Nov 14 Ray Charles' "Georgia On My Mind" reaches #1

Musician Ray Charles
Ray Charles
  • Nov 14 Riot due to school integration in New Orleans

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Nov 15 Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor
  • Nov 15 USS G Washington, 1st sub with nuclear ballistic missiles, launched
  • Nov 16 NL batting champion Dick Groat wins MVP
  • Nov 17 New Washington franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada
  • Nov 18 Charlie Finley makes a bid to purchase expansion LA Angels
  • Nov 18 Copyright office issues its 10 millionth registration
  • Nov 19 Mickey Vernon is hired as 1st manager of new Washington team
  • Nov 20 11th Formula One WDC: Jack Brabham wins by nine points
  • Nov 21 Bob Scheffing signs to manage Tigers after Casey Stengel turns it down
  • Nov 22 French National Meeting decide to build own nuclear weapons
  • Nov 23 Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 23 Tinseltown dedicated its Walk of Fame at Hollywood Blvd & Vine St
  • Nov 23 Tiros 2, a weather satellite is launched

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Nov 24 Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 776

  • Sep 4 Kim Thayil, American guitarist (Soundgarden, Probot)
  • Sep 5 Rob Stull, Damascus Md, US pentathlete (Olympic-92)
  • Sep 5 Willie Gault, bob sledder/NFL receiver (Chicago Bears, LA Raiders)
  • Sep 7 David Steele, rock keyboardist (Fine Young Cannibals), born in Birmingham, England
  • Sep 7 Carlos Martinez, American bowler
  • Sep 7 Andrew Voss, Australian television personality
  • Sep 8 Stefano Casiraghi, husband of princess Caroline of Monaco
  • Sep 8 Aimee Mann, American musician
  • Sep 9 Christopher Sherratt White, New Zealand rower (Olympics-96), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Sep 9 Hugh Grant, London England (4 Weddings & a Funeral, 9 Months)
  • Sep 9 Mario Batali, American chef and restaurateur
  • Sep 9 Bob Stoops, American football coach

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 10 Colin Firth, English actor ( Bridget Jones' Diary, The Kings Speech), born in Grayshott Hampshire

  • Sep 10 Miranda Wilson, Nebraska, actress (Sandra-Santa Barbara)
  • Sep 10 Alison Bechdel, American cartoonist
  • Sep 10 David Lowery, American musician
  • Sep 11 Neal X, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • Sep 12 Lynn Connelly, LPGA golfer (1988 USX Golf Classic-6th), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 13 Greg Baldwin, American voiceover actor (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Sep 14 Anthony Addabbo, actor (Jason-Generations)
  • Sep 14 Melissa Leo, American actress
  • Sep 14 Callum Keith Rennie, Canadian actor
  • Sep 15 Scott Thompson Baker, actor (Gen Hosp, All My Children), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Sep 15 Kevin Allen, Welsh actor
  • Sep 16 Mickey Tettleton, catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Sep 16 Kurt Busiek, American comic book writer
  • Sep 17 Hank Baran, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Won Mexican), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 17 John Franco, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 17 Terry Nihen, Concord Mass, playmate (December, 1983)
  • Sep 18 Karim Rashid, Egyptian/English industrial designer
  • Sep 19 Julianna Young, Ft Campbell KY, playmate (Nov, 1993)
  • Sep 19 Loïc Bigois, French engineer
  • Sep 20 Alice Regina Brown, Jackson MS, 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-1984, 88)
  • Sep 20 James A Pawelczyk, PhD/astronaut (sk STS 90), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Sep 20 Deborah Roberts, American journalist and TV reporter
  • Sep 21 David James Elliott, actor (Seinfeld, Lt Harmon Rabb-Jag), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Sep 22 Scott Baio, Bkln, (Joanie Loves Chachi, Charles in Charge, Zapped)
  • Sep 22 Victor Stevenson, CFL tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Sep 23 John Rocca, English funk singer (Southern Freeze)
  • Sep 25 John Hills, horse trainer
  • Sep 25 Igor Belanov, Ukrainian footballer
  • Sep 25 Sonia Benezra, Canadian television host
  • Sep 26 Bret Erickson, Bennington Nebraska, US trap (Olympics-1996)
  • Sep 27 Nick della Casa, British/Brazillian/Argentine cameraman (Emmy Award)
  • Sep 27 Barron Lerner, American physician and historian
  • Sep 28 Derek James, Durban South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Infiniti)
  • Sep 28 Gus Logie, cricketer (WI batsman 1983-91, great fielder)
  • Sep 28 Jennifer Rush, singer/songwriter (Destiny, Ring of Ice)
  • Sep 28 Tom Byrum, Onida SD, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Panama City Beach-4th)
  • Sep 29 John MacBeth Paxson, NBA Guard (Chicago Bulls)
  • Sep 29 Rob Deer, MLB Outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Sep 29 Wendy White, tennis player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 30 Mike Herbert, Rogers Ark, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • Sep 30 Susan Keith, actress (Shana Vochek-Loving)
  • Sep 30 Blanche Lincoln, American politician
  • Oct 1 Elizabeth Dennehy, actress (Guiding Light) [or Nov 1]
  • Oct 2 Django Bates, jazz musician
  • Oct 2 Glenn Anderson, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • Oct 2 Al Connelly, Canadian Musician/Songwriter
  • Oct 3 Cinzia De Ponti, [Fiordeponti], Pescara Italy (Miss Italy 1979)
  • Oct 4 Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, Apopka Fla, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad)
  • Oct 4 Jennifer Anglin, Adrian Mich, actress (Cheryl-General Hospital)
  • Oct 4 Joe Boever, American baseball player
  • Oct 5 Daniel Baldwin, American actor
  • Oct 5 Careca, Brazilian footballer
  • Oct 6 Albert Lewis, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • Oct 6 Jeffrey Trachta, actor (Thorne-Bold & Beautiful), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Oct 6 Richard Jobson, British TV person/rocker (Skids-Scared to Dance)
  • Oct 7 Kyosuke Himuro, Japanese singer
  • Oct 7 Viktor Lazlo, Belgian singer
  • Oct 8 Lorenzo Milá, Spanish newscaster
  • Oct 8 François Pérusse, Quebec humorist
  • Oct 8 Reed Hastings, American businessman and entrepreneur
  • Oct 10 Eric Martin, rocker (Mr Big)
  • Oct 11 Curt Ford, baseball player
  • Oct 11 Joe Nash, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Oct 12 Lionel Washington, cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • Oct 12 Stephen Brent Lowery, PGA golfer (1994 Sprint), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Oct 13 Greg Derr, Marshfield Mass, free pistol (Olympics-1996)
  • Oct 13 Joey Belladonna, Oswego NY, heavy metal vocalist (Anthrax-Protest)
  • Oct 13 Tim Brewster, American football coach
  • Oct 13 Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary
  • Oct 13 Peter Keisler, acting United States attorney general
  • Oct 14 John Aalberg, Orland Norway, US cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
  • Oct 14 Steve Cram, English runner (world record mile/2 km)
  • Oct 16 Val Skinner, Hamilton MT, LPGA golfer (1995 Sprint Championship)
  • Oct 16 Bob Mould, American musician
  • Oct 17 James Patrick Delsing, PGA golfer (1993 New England-2nd), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 17 Mandy Yachad, cricketer (South African ODI opening batsman 1991)
  • Oct 17 Rob Marshall, American director
  • Oct 17 Guy Henry, English actor
  • Oct 17 Kevin Clash, puppeteer (Elmo on Sesame Street), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Oct 18 Doug Lidster, Kamloops, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
  • Oct 18 Emily Arth, Evanston Ill, playmate (Jun, 1988)
  • Oct 18 Erin Moran, American actress (Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi), born in Burbank, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 18 Jean-Claude Van Damme, Belgian actor (Kickboxer, No Retreat), born in Brussels, Belgium

  • Oct 19 Dan Woodgate, rock drummer (Madness, Voice of Beehive), born in London, England
  • Oct 19 Dawn Coe-Jones, Campbell River BC, LPGA golfer (1992 Kemper Open)
  • Oct 19 Jennifer Holliday, singer/actress (Dream Girls), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 19 Jonathan FeBland, English musician and artist

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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