Historical Events for August 1960

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Events 1 - 66 of 66

1st - Aretha Franklins 1st recording session
1st - Benin (Dahomey) gains independence from France
1st - Chubby Checker releases "The Twist"
1st - Islamabad declared as the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.
3rd - Niger gains independence from France
4th - Rocket propelled USAF research aircraft sets record at 2,150 MPH
5th - Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) declares independence from France
5th - Detroit trades manager Jimmy Dykes for Cleve's Joe Gordon
6th - Pitt Steelers (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 43-16 in Toronto
6th - The UN Security Council lay down rules which would allow UN forces to enter Congo
7th - Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) gains independence from France
7th - Students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches
7th - Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
8th - "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini" hits #1
8th - Ivory Coast declares independence
8th - South Kasai secedes from the Congo.
8th - Charges against 53 of the 76 Africans detained after the Sharpeville massacre in South Africa are dropped
9th - Race riot in Jacksonville, Florida
10th - Discoverer 13 launched into orbit; returned 1st object from space
10th - Nicolaas Jouwe forms PANA in New Guinea
Director Alfred HitchcockDirector Alfred Hitchcock 10th - Los Angeles premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh
11th - Chad declares Independence from France
12th - 27th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 32, All-Stars 7 (70,000)
12th - Echo 1, 1st communications satellite, is launched
12th - Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 8.21m
12th - USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to an altitude of 41,600 m
13th - Central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France
13th - USSR withdraws advisors from China
13th - The first two-way conversation via satellite is undertaken using Echo 1
14th - UN peace-keeping troops deployed to the Republic of Congo
15th - CFL's Calgary Stampeders move into McMahon Stadium
15th - Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 16-7 in Toronto (NFL expo)
15th - Congo (formerly Congo/Brazzaville) declares Independence from France
15th - Mil Brave Lew Burdette no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0
15th - UFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen
16th - Britain grants independence to crown colony of Cyprus
16th - Joseph Kittinger parachutes from balloon at 31,330 m (84,700')
16th - Republic of Congo (Zaire, Dem Rep of Congo) forms
17th - Francis Gary Powers U-2 spy trial opens in Moscow
17th - Gabon gains independence from France (National Day)
17th - Indonesia drops diplomatic relations with Netherlands
18th - 1st commercial oral contraceptive, Enovid 10 debuts in Skokie, Illinois
18th - 1st photograph bounced off a satellite, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Richardson, Texas
18th - The Beatles give their 1st public performance (Kaiserkeller in Hamburg)
18th - Lew Burdette pitches to just 27 for a 1-0 no-hitter against Phillies
19th - Francis Gary Powers convicted of spying by USSR (U-2 incident)
19th - Sputnik 5 carries 2 dogs, 3 mice into orbit as the first animals launched on a round trip into space (later recovered alive)
19th - The first commercial atomic energy reactor, owned by the Yankee Atomic Electric Company, achieves a self-sustaining nuclear reaction in Rowe, Deerfield River, Massachusetts
20th - Senegal breaks from Mali federation, declaring independence
20th - USSR recovers 2 dogs, 1st living organisms to return from space
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 22nd - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open
22nd - Gil Hodges set NL righty HR record with #352
23rd - World's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea)
24th - -127°F (-88°C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
24th - 60 people die when bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil
24th - 21st Venice Film Festival: "Tomorrow Is My Turn" directed by Andre Cayatte wins Golden Lion
25th - 17th summer olympics opens in Rome
25th - AFL begins placing players names on back of their jersies
25th - Demonstrations against premier Lumumba
27th - Anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)
27th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Grossinger Golf Open
28th - White Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run HR is disallowed as ump called time
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 29th - Jordan premier Hazza-el-Madjali deadly injured at bomb attack
30th - Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7
30th - East Germany imposes a partial blockade on West Berlin
31st - Agricultural Hall of Fame forms

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