Historical Events in 1960 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 600 of 655

  • Aug 10 Discoverer 13 launched into orbit; returned 1st object from space
  • Aug 10 Nicolaas Jouwe forms PANA in New Guinea

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 10 Los Angeles premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh

  • Aug 11 Chad declares Independence from France
  • Aug 12 27th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 32, All-Stars 7 (70,000)
  • Aug 12 Echo 1, 1st communications satellite, is launched
  • Aug 12 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 8.21m
  • Aug 12 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to an altitude of 41,600 m
  • Aug 13 Central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France
  • Aug 13 USSR withdraws advisors from China
  • Aug 13 The first two-way conversation via satellite is undertaken using Echo 1
  • Aug 14 UN peace-keeping troops deployed to the Republic of Congo
  • Aug 15 CFL's Calgary Stampeders move into McMahon Stadium
  • Aug 15 Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 16-7 in Toronto (NFL expo)
  • Aug 15 Congo (formerly Congo/Brazzaville) declares Independence from France
  • Aug 15 Mil Brave Lew Burdette no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0
  • Aug 15 UFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen
  • Aug 16 Britain grants independence to crown colony of Cyprus
  • Aug 16 Joseph Kittinger parachutes from balloon at 31,330 m (84,700')
  • Aug 16 Republic of Congo (Zaire, Dem Rep of Congo) forms
  • Aug 17 Francis Gary Powers U-2 spy trial opens in Moscow
  • Aug 17 Gabon gains independence from France (National Day)
  • Aug 17 Indonesia drops diplomatic relations with Netherlands
  • Aug 18 1st commercial oral contraceptive, Enovid 10 debuts in Skokie, Illinois
  • Aug 18 1st photograph bounced off a satellite, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Richardson, Texas
  • Aug 18 The Beatles give their 1st public performance at the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg
  • Aug 18 Lew Burdette pitches to just 27 for a 1-0 no-hitter against Phillies
  • Aug 19 Francis Gary Powers convicted of spying by USSR (U-2 incident)
  • Aug 19 Sputnik 5 carries 2 dogs, 3 mice into orbit as the first animals launched on a round trip into space (later recovered alive)
  • Aug 19 The first commercial atomic energy reactor, owned by the Yankee Atomic Electric Company, achieves a self-sustaining nuclear reaction in Rowe, Deerfield River, Massachusetts
  • Aug 20 Senegal breaks from Mali federation, declaring independence
  • Aug 20 USSR recovers 2 dogs, 1st living organisms to return from space
  • Aug 22 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 22 Gil Hodges set NL righty HR record with #352

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Aug 23 World's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea)
  • Aug 24 -127°F (-88°C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
  • Aug 24 60 people die when a bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil
  • Aug 24 21st Venice Film Festival: "Tomorrow Is My Turn" directed by Andre Cayatte wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 25 17th summer olympics opens in Rome
  • Aug 25 AFL begins placing players names on back of their jersies
  • Aug 25 Demonstrations against premier Lumumba
  • Aug 27 Anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)
  • Aug 27 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Grossinger Golf Open
  • Aug 28 White Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run HR is disallowed as ump called time
  • Aug 29 Jordan premier Hazza-el-Madjali deadly injured at bomb attack
  • Aug 30 Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7
  • Aug 30 East Germany imposes a partial blockade on West Berlin
  • Aug 31 Agricultural Hall of Fame forms
  • Sep 1 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
  • Sep 2 Tamara & Irina Press (USSR) become 1st sisters to win olympic gold
  • Sep 2 William Walton's 2nd Symphony, premieres
  • Sep 2 The first election of the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, in history of Tibet. The Tibetan community observes this date as the Democracy Day.
  • Sep 4 -12] Hurricane Donna, kills 148 in Caribbean & US
  • Sep 5 Cassius Clay wins Olympic light heavyweight gold medal
  • Sep 5 President Kasavubu fires premier Lumumba of Congo
  • Sep 5 Wilma Rudolph wins her 2nd gold medal
  • Sep 5 The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.

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Sep 5 A. J. Foyt wins the first of 67 Indy car victories at Du Quoin, Ill. State Fairgrounds

Racing Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • Sep 7 Ljudmila Shevcova runs female olympic record 800m (2:04.3)
  • Sep 8 German Democratic Republic limits access to East-Berlin for West Berliners

Film release premierFilm Release

Sep 8 Nationwide release (US) of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh

  • Sep 9 4th American Football League plays 1st game (Denver 13, Boston 10)
  • Sep 10 Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2)

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Sep 10 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643' HR over right field roof in Detroit

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Sep 11 17th Olympic games close in Rome Italy
  • Sep 11 The Young Americans for Freedom, meeting at home of William F. Buckley, Jr., promulgate the Sharon Statement.
  • Sep 12 "Vintage '60" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 8 performances

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Sep 12 John F. Kennedy avers he does not speak for the Roman Catholic Church, and neither does the Church speak for him.

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Sep 13 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns soccer-law
  • Sep 14 Coup under Col Joseph-Desire Mobutu in Congo
  • Sep 14 Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia & Venezuela form Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
  • Sep 14 KERA TV channel 13 in Dallas, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Sep 15 Maurice Richard announces his retirement. He finishes his career with 544 goals, an NHL record at the time.

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • Sep 16 Amos Alonzo Stagg retires as a football coach at 98
  • Sep 16 Mil Brave Warren Spahn no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 4-0
  • Sep 17 "Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Sep 17 Cuba nationalizes US banks

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 17 80th U.S. Men's National Championship: Neale Fraser beats Rod Laver (6-4, 6-4, 9-7)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 17 74th U.S. Women's National Championship: Darlene Hard beats Maria Bueno (6-4, 10-12, 6-4)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • Sep 18 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open
  • Sep 19 Chubby Checker's "Twist" hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
  • Sep 20 UN General Assembly admit 13 African countries & Cyprus (96 nations)
  • Sep 20 WFSU TV channel 11 in Tallahassee, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 22 Mali (formerly French Sudan) declares independence from France
  • Sep 24 International Development Association (UN agency) comes into existence
  • Sep 24 USS Enterprise, 1st nuclear power aircraft carrier, launched
  • Sep 25 For 1st time since 1927, Pirates clinch NL pennant
  • Sep 25 NY Yankees clinch AL pennant
  • Sep 25 Phillies beat Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses
  • Sep 26 1st of 4 TV debates Nixon & Kennedy took place (Chicago)

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Sep 26 Cuban leader Fidel Castro delivers a 4 hrs, 29 minute speech at the UN

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Sep 27 Europe's 1st "moving pavement" (travelator), opens at Bank station on the London Underground
  • Sep 28 "Millionaire" last airs on CBS-TV
  • Sep 28 "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own" by Connie Francis hits #1
  • Sep 28 "Queen For A Day" moves to ABC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Sunrise at Campobello" premieres at Palace theater

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 28 Ted Williams hits his final homer #521 (off Jack Fisher)

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
MLB Pitcher Jack Fisher
MLB Pitcher
Jack Fisher
  • Sep 29 "Johnny Ringo" TV Western Drama; last airs on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 "My Three Sons" starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Outlaws" TV Western Drama; debuts on NBC-TV
  • 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
  • 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
  • Oct 14 Peace Corps 1st suggested by JFK
  • 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"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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