January 1, 1960 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • A photograph of a South African boy in a torn vest is published in the Daily Herald; it was illegal to employ a 'native' under 18 in the mines under the Native Labour Regulation Act
  • Bank of France issues new franc, worth 100 times the value of existing francs
  • Cameroon (French Cameroon) gains independence from France
  • Montserrat adopts constitution