Historical Events in June 1960

  • Jun 1 "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Jun 1 WDTV TV channel 5 in Clarksburg-Weston, WV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 2 Broadway theaters close (labor dispute between owners & Actors Equity)
  • Jun 5 "George Gobel Show" last airs on CBS-TV
  • Jun 5 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
  • Jun 6 Roy Orbison releases "Only the Lonely"
  • Jun 6 South African police kill 11 Pondo's at Nqusa Hill

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Jun 6 "Steve Allen Show" last airs on NBC-TV

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Jun 8 1st date in James Clavell's novel "Nobel House"
  • Jun 8 Argentine government demands release of Adolf Eichmann
  • Jun 9 ABC & AFL sign a 5 year contract
  • Jun 9 Typhoon Mary in China killed at least 1,600
  • Jun 11 92nd Belmont: Bill Hartack aboard Celtic Ash wins in 2:29.2
  • Jun 11 House packed with wedding celebrants collapses killing 30 (Pakistan)
  • Jun 12 KORN (now KDLT) TV channel 5 in Mitchell-Sioux Falls, SD (ABC) begins
  • Jun 12 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • Jun 13 "Alley-Oop" by Dyna-Sores peaks at #59
  • Jun 13 Prince Norodom Sihanoek becomes head of Cambodia
  • Jun 15 Angel Cordero wins his 1st of over 7000 horse races
  • Jun 15 Argentina complains to UN about Israeli illicit transfer of Eichmann

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 15 "The Apartment" directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine premieres in New York (Best Picture 1961)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 "Psycho", starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in New York City

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 President Eisenhower cancels trip to Japan

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Jun 17 Ted Williams hit his 500th HR

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Jun 18 "Destry Rides Again" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 472 performances

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 18 60th US Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots 280 at Cherry Hills in Denver

  • Jun 18 Giants hire Tom Sheehan as baseball's oldest debuting manager (66)
  • Jun 19 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jun 19 Loretta Lynn records "Honky Tonk Girl"

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Loretta Lynn

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Jun 20 12th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Robert Stack & Jane Wyatt win

Actress Jane Wyatt
Jane Wyatt
  • Jun 20 Federation of Mali (& Senegal) becomes independent of France

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 20 Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Jun 21 Armin Hary runs world record 100m (10.0)
  • Jun 23 "Pat Boone Show" last airs on ABC-TV
  • Jun 23 Japan signs security treaty with the US
  • Jun 24 Geoff Griffin takes a hat-trick South Africa v England Lord's
  • 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