October 1960 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Nigeria gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • 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 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)

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Oct 7 2nd JFK & Richard Nixon debate

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Oct 9 Cowboy QB Eddie LeBaron throws shortest touchdown pass (2")
  • 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 11 Hurricane ravages East-Pakistan (6,000 die)
  • 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

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Oct 12 Inejiro Asanuma is assassinated in Japan by Otoya Yamaguchi, a 17-year-old. The camera was rolling at that time.

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Oct 13 Opponents of Fidel Castro executed in Cuba

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Oct 14 Belgian sen Victor Leemans reveals huge gas field in Groningen

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Oct 14 Peace Corps 1st suggested by JFK

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Oct 16 NL votes to admit Houston & NY to league
  • Oct 17 US & Britain sign accord for nuclear submarine bases
  • Oct 18 In Britain, News Chronicle & Daily Mail merge and London Evening Star merges with Evening News
  • Oct 19 France grants Mauritania independence

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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 27 AL admits LA & Washington to the league
  • Oct 29 Chartered C46 carrying Cal State's football team crashes, kills 16
  • 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 31 Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 10,000 die

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 3 Cinzia De Ponti, [Fiordeponti], Pescara Italy (Miss Italy 1979)
  • Oct 8 Reed Hastings, American businessman and entrepreneur
  • Oct 13 Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary
  • Oct 13 Peter Keisler, acting United States attorney general
  • Oct 17 Rob Marshall, American director
  • Oct 20 Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (d. 2004)
  • Oct 23 Randy Pausch, American computer science professor, author
  • Oct 25 Scott Anthony Haneline, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Oct 26 June Brigman, American comic book artist
  • Oct 28 Landon Curt Noll, Astronomer, Cryptographer and Mathematician: youngest to hold the world record for the largest known prime 3 times
  • Oct 31 Reza Pahlavi, Iran, son of Shah of Iran
  • Oct 31 Luis Fortuño, Puerto Rican delegate to Congress

Deaths in History

  • Oct 9 Howard Glenn, NY Titan, dies of injuries sustain in this day's game
  • Oct 12 Inejiro Asanuma, leader Japanese Socialist Party, murdered at 61
  • Oct 14 Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal), dies
  • Oct 22 Edgar Scauflaire, Belgian, painter/decorator, dies at 67
  • Oct 31 H L Davis, US writer (Honey in the Horn, Pulitzer prize), dies at 64