What Happened in 1960 (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 655 of 655

  • Nov 25 "Amos 'n' Andy" made its last broadcast on CBS radio
  • Nov 25 First atomic reactor for research & development, Richland, Wa
  • Nov 25 CBS ends last 4 radio soap operas (Ma Perkins, Right to Happiness, Young Dr Malone & 2nd Mrs Burton) & cancels 4 other series
  • Nov 25 Three of the four Mirabal sisters, opponents of the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic, are assassinated.
  • Nov 26 48th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 16-6
  • Nov 26 Minneapolis-St Paul baseball club takes the name Twins
  • Nov 26 25th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 3-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 27 CBS radio cancels "Have Gun Will Travel"
  • Nov 27 Dr Felix Houphouet-Boigny becomes president of Ivory Coast

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Nov 27 Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHLer to score 1,000 points

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • Nov 27 Patrice Lumumba flees Leopoldville Congo
  • Nov 27 Trailing 38-7 late in 3rd quarter, Buffalo Bills tie Broncos at 38-38
  • Nov 28 CBS radio expands hourly news coverage from 5 to 10 minutes
  • Nov 28 Mauritania gains independence from France (National Day)
  • Nov 29 26th Heisman Trophy Award: Joe Bellino, Navy (HB)
  • Nov 30 French Senate condemns building own nuclear weapons
  • Nov 30 Tad Mosels "All the Way Home" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 1 Patrice Lumumba caught in the Congo

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Dec 1 Paul McCartney and Pete Best arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany for accusation of attempted arson.

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Dec 3 "Camelot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 873 performances
  • Dec 3 Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner's "Camelot" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 5 Ghana drops diplomatic relations with Belgium
  • Dec 6 AL grants Gene Autry a franchise, LA Angels
  • Dec 7 Ivory Coast claims independence from France
  • Dec 8 Expansion LA Angels sign a 4 year lease to use Dodger Stadium
  • Dec 9 1st broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV

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Dec 10 Willard Libby wins the Nobel prize in Chemistry for his work developing carbon-14 dating (radiocarbon dating).

Chemist Willard Libby
Willard Libby
  • Dec 11 Black Sunday - Riot in Algiers, 114 die

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 11 Coleman/Leigh's musical "Wildcat" with Lucille Ball premieres in NYC

Comedienne/Actress Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball
  • Dec 11 Cleveland's Bernie Parrish sets club record for longest interception return with a 92 yard run
  • Dec 13 Italy beats US in Davis cup (1st time in 24 years US not in finals)
  • Dec 13 Laos General Fumi Nosavang occupies Vientiane
  • Dec 14 Australia v West Indies 1st Test Cricket at the Gabba ends in a tie
  • Dec 14 Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) forms
  • Dec 14 Washington Senators joins American League
  • Dec 16 "Wildcat" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 172 performances
  • Dec 16 TWA 266 & United 826 collide over Staten Island, kills 134
  • Dec 17 "La Plume de Ma Tante" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 835 performances
  • Dec 17 "Take Me Along" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 448 performances
  • Dec 17 Pablo Casals' oratorio "El Pesebrio" premieres
  • Dec 18 General Meeting of UN condemns apartheid
  • Dec 19 Fire aboard USS Constellation, under construction at Brooklyn (50 die)

Music releaseMusic Recording

Dec 19 Frank Sinatra's 1st session with Reprise Records (Ring-A-Ding-Ding)

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
  • Dec 19 Mercury-Redstone 1A reaches 210 km in test flight
  • Dec 20 Auschwitz commandant Richard Bar arrested in German FR
  • Dec 20 National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam is formed.
  • Dec 23 De Quay's Dutch government falls
  • Dec 23 King Saud of Saudi Arabia takes power
  • Dec 24 Dutch bishops question papacy values
  • Dec 26 "Do Re Mi" opens at St James Theater NYC for 400 performances
  • Dec 26 Musical "Do re mi" with Phil Silvers premieres in NYC
  • Dec 26 Philadelphia Eagles beat Green Bay Packers 17-13 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 27 France performs nuclear test
  • Dec 27 1961 NFL Draft: Tommy Mason from University of Tulane first pick by Minnesota Vikings
  • Dec 28 49th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (4-1)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 776

  • Oct 20 Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (d. 2004)
  • Oct 20 Lepa Brena, famous Yugoslav singer
  • Oct 21 Lionel Washington, NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos)
  • Oct 22 Darryl Jenifer, American bassist (Bad Brains)
  • Oct 23 Wayne Rainey, American motorcyclist
  • Oct 23 Randy Pausch, American computer science professor, author
  • Oct 24 Carolien de Windt, Suriname/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)
  • Oct 24 Ian Baker-Finch, Nambour Queensland, PGA golfer (1991 British Open)
  • Oct 24 B.D. Wong, American actor
  • Oct 24 Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian (d. 1999)
  • Oct 24 Joachim "Jo" Winkelhock, German race car driver
  • Oct 25 Kelli McMullen-Temple, Canadian equestrian (Olympics-96), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Oct 25 Scott Anthony Haneline, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Oct 25 Tom Eplin, Hayward California, actor (Jake McKinnon-Another World)
  • Oct 26 Brian Hansen, NFL punter (NY Jets)
  • Oct 26 June Brigman, American comic book artist
  • Oct 27 Tom Nieto, American baseball player
  • Oct 28 Mark Derwin, Park Forest Ill, actor (AC Mallet-Guiding Light)
  • Oct 28 Robert Pukalovic, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • Oct 28 Landon Curt Noll, Astronomer, Cryptographer and Mathematician: youngest to hold the world record for the largest known prime 3 times
  • Oct 29 Michael Carter, shot putter (Olympic-silver-1984), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Oct 30 David Valle, Bayside NY, catcher (Texas Rangers)

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Oct 30 Diego Maradona, Argentine football star (World Cup-hand of god), born in Lanús, Buenos Aires

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • Oct 30 Kim Thompson, Bath England, actress (Stealing Heaven)
  • Oct 31 Janice Harrer, Torrance Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1989, Oly-96)
  • Oct 31 Reza Pahlavi, Iran, son of Shah of Iran
  • Oct 31 Luis Fortuño, Puerto Rican delegate to Congress
  • Oct 31 Arnaud Desplechin, French film director
  • Nov 1 Damon Green, Nike golfer (1990 Pensacola Open-49th), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Nov 1 Elizabeth Dennehy, actress (Guiding Light) [or Oct 1]
  • Nov 1 Fernando Valenzuela, Navajua Mexico, pitcher (LA Dodgers, SD Padres)
  • Nov 1 Said Aquita, runner (Oly-gold/bronze-1984)

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Nov 1 Tim Cook, American businessman (CEO of Apple Inc. 2011-), born in Mobile, Alabama

CEO of Apple Tim Cook
CEO of Apple
Tim Cook
  • Nov 2 Adam Lingner, NFL center (Buffalo Bills)
  • Nov 2 Bruce Baumgartner, Haledon NJ, wrestler (Oly-gold/br-84, 88, 92, 96)
  • Nov 2 Mardi Jacquet, Chateauroux California, playmate (October, 1980)
  • Nov 2 Robert Harold Lohr, PGA golfer (1988 Walt Disney), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Nov 2 Rosalyn Nideffer, Durban South Africa, tennis star (1993 Futures-Midland MI)
  • Nov 2 Saïd Aquita, Morocco, 5K runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • Nov 2 Tihomir Blaškić, Croatian war criminal
  • Nov 3 James Prime, British rock keyboardist (Deacon Blue-Pay Day)
  • Nov 3 Marcel "Baaf" Stavenuiter, Dutch drummer (Bob Color)
  • Nov 3 Sharon Monplaisir, fencer-epee (Olympics-96), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 3 [Charles] Karch Kiraly, Jackson, Michigan, American volleyball player (Oly-3 g-84, 88, 96)
  • Nov 4 Kim Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)
  • Nov 4 Kathy Griffin, American comedienne (Suddenly Susan, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 4 Marc Awodey, American artist and writer
  • Nov 4 Frl. Menke, German pop singer of the Neue Deutsche Welle
  • Nov 5 Mark West, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
  • Nov 5 René Froger, Dutch singer (Everything Can Make a Man Happy)

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Nov 5 Tilda Swinton, actress (Orlando), born in London, England

Actress Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
  • Nov 6 Lance Kerwin, (James at 15, The Loneliest Runner), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Nov 6 Michael Cerveris, American actor
  • Nov 7 Tommy Thayer, American guitarist (Kiss)
  • Nov 8 Oleg Menshikov, Russian actor
  • Nov 8 Michael Nyqvist, Swedish actor
  • Nov 9 Joëlle Ursull, a Guadeloupean singer
  • Nov 10 Lee Cross Rinker, Stuart FL, PGA golfer (1995 Greater Milwaukee-6th)
  • Nov 10 Neil Gaiman, English writer
  • Nov 10 Dan Hawkins, American college football coach
  • Nov 11 Lisa Welch Semler, Aberdeen Md, playmate (Sep, 1980)
  • Nov 11 Peter Parros, American actor
  • Nov 11 Stanley Tucci, American actor and director
  • Nov 12 Bertice Berry, talk show host (Bertice)
  • Nov 12 Maurane, Belgian singer
  • Nov 13 Neil Flynn, American actor
  • Nov 14 Tom Judson, American actor and composer
  • Nov 17 Jonathan Ross, British talk show host (Tall Guy)
  • Nov 17 RuPaul, drag queen/model/actor (RuPaul Show)
  • Nov 17 Kirk Fogg, host of Legends of the Hidden Temple
  • Nov 18 Elizabeth Perkins, actress (About Last Night, Big), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 18 Kim Wilde, [Smith], England, rock vocalist (You Keep Me Hanging On)
  • Nov 19 "Lovely" Elizabeth, Frankfurt Ky, WWF's 1st lady of wrestling
  • Nov 19 Matt Sorum, US pop drummer (Guns n' Roses, Like a Suicide) [or Nov 2]
  • Nov 20 Marc Labrèche, Canadian actor and television host
  • Nov 22 Eg White, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • Nov 22 Tommy Masters, Framingham MA, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Carolina-50th)
  • Nov 22 Léos Carax, French film director
  • Nov 23 Jayananda Warnaweera, cricketer (Sri Lankan fastish off-spin bowler)
  • Nov 23 Robin Roberts, American television reporter
  • Nov 24 Amanda Wyss, American actress
  • Nov 24 Edgar Meyer, American bassist and composer
  • Nov 25 Amy Grant, American gospel/rock singer (Glory of Love, Baby Baby), born in Augusta, Georgia

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Nov 25 John F. Kennedy Jr, American lawyer, magazine publisher (George) and son of JFK, born in NYC, New York

Publisher and Lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr.
Publisher and Lawyer
John F. Kennedy Jr.
  • Nov 25 Kasey Smith, heavy metal artist (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 25 Mary Ostergren, biathelete (Olympics-1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Nov 26 Harold Reynolds, baseball player
  • Nov 27 Ashley Ingram, English singer (Fizzz-Just an Illusion)
  • Nov 27 Martin van Yellow, soccer player (Willem II)
  • Nov 27 Ken O'Brien, Rockville Centre, New York, American football quarterback (NY Jets)
  • Nov 27 Kevin Henkes, American children's book writer/illustrator
  • Nov 27 Tim Pawlenty, American politician
  • Nov 27 Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian prime minister
  • Nov 28 Deneice Lewis, model, born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Nov 28 Ken Howell, baseball player
  • Nov 28 John Galliano, Gibraltar, British fashion designer

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Nov 29 Cathy Moriarty, actress (Raging Bull, Bless This House), born in The Bronx, New York

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Nov 29 Howard Johnson, Clearwater Florida, American baseball player (New York mets)

MLB Third Baseman Howard Johnson
MLB Third Baseman
Howard Johnson
  • Nov 30 Bob Tewksbury, Concord NH, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • Nov 30 Dan Rashovich, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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