November 1960 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Benelux treaty goes into effect
  • Nov 2 Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th String quartet premieres in Leningrad

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Nov 2 Penguin Books cleared of obscenity for publishing DH Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover"

  • Nov 3 Ivory Coast adopts constitution

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Nov 4 Mary Leakey and Louis Leakey discover first Homo habilis jaw fragments (OH 7) at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey
Paleoanthropologist
Mary Leakey
Archaeologist and paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey
Archaeologist and paleoanthropologist
Louis Leakey

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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

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Nov 12 Coup against South Vietnamese President Ngô Đình Diệm fails

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm
  • Nov 12 Mercury-Redstone 1 test launch fails at 10 cm altitude
  • 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
  • Nov 14 Riot due to school integration in New Orleans
  • Nov 15 USS G Washington, 1st sub with nuclear ballistic missiles, launched
  • Nov 16 NL batting champion Dick Groat wins MVP
  • Nov 18 Copyright office issues its 10 millionth registration
  • Nov 19 Mickey Vernon is hired as 1st manager of new Washington team
  • 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 Tiros 2, a weather satellite is launched
  • Nov 25 First atomic reactor for research & development, Richland, Wa
  • Nov 25 Three of the four Mirabal sisters, opponents of the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic, are assassinated
  • Nov 27 Dr Felix Houphouet-Boigny becomes president of Ivory Coast
  • Nov 27 Patrice Lumumba flees Leopoldville Congo
  • Nov 28 Mauritania gains independence from France (National Day)
  • Nov 30 French Senate condemns building own nuclear weapons
  • Nov 30 Tad Mosels "All the Way Home" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in History


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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 Tihomir Blaškić, Croatian war criminal
  • 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 10 Neil Gaiman, English writer of graphic novels, films and fiction (American Gods, The Graveyard Book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane), born in Portchester, Hampshire, England
  • Nov 12 Bertice Berry, talk show host (Bertice)
  • Nov 17 Jonathan Ross, British talk show host (Tall Guy)
  • Nov 17 Kirk Fogg, host of Legends of the Hidden Temple
  • Nov 23 Robin Roberts, American television reporter

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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 27 Kevin Henkes, American children's book writer/illustrator
  • Nov 27 Tim Pawlenty, American politician
  • Nov 27 Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian prime minister
  • Nov 28 John Galliano, Gibraltar, British fashion designer

Deaths in History

  • Nov 3 Harold Spencer Jones, London, English Astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun
  • Nov 5 August Gailit, Estonian writer (Ekke Moor), dies at 69
  • Nov 6 Erich Raeder, German grand admiral (b. 1876)

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Nov 8 Otto Frederick Rohwedder, American engineer (invented the bread-slicing machine), dies at 80

  • Nov 20 Ya'akov Cahan, Hebrew poet and writer, dies at 79
  • Nov 24 Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, zionist/socialist theorist, dies at 82
  • Nov 24 Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1882)
  • Nov 27 Dirk J de Geer, Dutch premier (1926-29, 39-40), dies at 89
  • Nov 28 Richard N Wright, US author (Native son), dies at 52 in Paris France