Historical Events in November 1960

  • 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

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Nov 8 JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) to become 35th US president

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 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
  • 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