June 1960 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 6 Roy Orbison releases "Only the Lonely"
  • Jun 6 South African police kill 11 Pondo's at Nqusa Hill
  • Jun 8 1st date in James Clavell's novel "Nobel House"
  • Jun 9 Typhoon Mary in China kills at least 1,600
  • Jun 11 House packed with wedding celebrants collapses killing 30 (Pakistan)
  • Jun 13 Prince Norodom Sihanoek becomes head of Cambodia
  • Jun 15 Argentina complains to UN about Israeli illicit transfer of Eichmann

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Jun 16 President Eisenhower cancels trip to Japan

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jun 20 Federation of Mali and Senegal become independent of France

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Jun 20 "The Huckleberry Hound Show" by Hanna-Barbera becomes the first animated programme to win an Emmy

Animator Joseph Barbera
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
William Hanna
  • Jun 21 Armin Hary runs world record 100m (10.0)
  • Jun 23 Japan signs security treaty with the US
  • Jun 23 1st contraceptive pill is made available for purchase in the U.S.
  • Jun 24 Geoff Griffin takes a hat-trick South Africa v England Lord's
  • Jun 25 Earthquake in NE Belgium
  • Jun 25 Madagascar gains independence from France
  • Jun 25 Somaliland is granted independence by British government
  • Jun 26 British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain
  • Jun 26 Hall of Fame allows veteran committee to vote annually
  • Jun 26 Italian Somaliland declares independence from Italian administration
  • Jun 26 Madagascar (formerly Malagasy Rep) declares independence from France
  • Jun 27 British Somaliland becomes part of Somalia
  • Jun 27 Chlorophyll "A" synthesized in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Jun 27 Oil pipe line from Rotterdam-Ruhrgebied opens
  • Jun 28 10.40" (26.42 cm) of rainfall, Dunmor, Kentucky (state 24-hour record)
  • Jun 29 KYA-AM in San Francisco changes call letters to KDBQ (for 2 weeks)
  • Jun 30 US stops sugar import from Cuba
  • Jun 30 Zaire (formerly Belgian Congo) declares independence from Belgium

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 5 Margo Lanagan, Australian author
  • Jun 9 Steve Paikin, Canadian journalist
  • Jun 19 Heike Walpot, German, cosmonaut
  • Jun 22 Erin Brockovich, American legal clerk and environmental campaigner, born in Lawrence, Kansas
  • Jun 24 Trisha Meili, the "Central Park Jogger"
  • Jun 24 Karin Pilsäter, Swedish politician
  • Jun 27 David Cholmondeley, 7th marquess of Cholmondeley, English large landowner and millionaire, born in Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, Cheshire, England
  • Jun 27 Jim Nussle, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa (2003-07), born in Des Moines, Iowa

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Paula Hitler, sister of Adolf Hitler (b. 1896)
  • Jun 9 René Maran, Martiniques writer (Batouala, Prix Goncourt), dies
  • Jun 14 Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romanian Foreign Minister (1945-52), dies at 67
  • Jun 17 Pierre Reverdy, French poet (Nord-Sud), dies at 70
  • Jun 20 Walter Dehmel, German writer, dies at 57
  • Jun 25 WH Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda), dies at 67
  • Jun 27 Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain dies at 69
  • Jun 28 Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1898)