Today in History for Year 1960 (Part 2)

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Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 625

Mar 11th - Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth & Venus
Mar 13th - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
Mar 13th - NFL's Chicago Cardinals moves to St Louis
Mar 13th - White Sox unveil new road uniforms with players' names above number
Mar 14th - 14 die in a train crash in Bakersfield Calif
Mar 14th - Wilt Chamberlain (Phila) sets NBA playoff record of 53 points
Mar 15th - Key Largo Coral Reef Preserve established (1st underwater park)
Mar 15th - National Observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona dedicated
Mar 17th - Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA
Mar 17th - WSLA (now WAKA) TV channel 8 in Selma, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
Mar 19th - "Redhead" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 455 performances
NBA Legend Wilt ChamberlainNBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain Mar 19th - 22nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ohio State beats California 75-55
Mar 21st - Sharpeville Massacre: Police kill 72 in South Africa & outlaws ANC
Mar 22nd - 1st patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes
Mar 23rd - Explorer (8) fails to reach Earth orbit
Mar 24th - US appeals court rules novel "Lady Chatterly's Lover" not obscene
Mar 25th - 1st guided missile launched from nuclear powered sub (Halibut)
Mar 25th - DH Lawrence' "Lady Chatterley's Lover" ruled not obscene (NYC)
Writer D. H. LawrenceWriter D. H. Lawrence Mar 25th - Ford Frick voids Indians-Red Sox deal as Sam White retires
Mar 25th - Italian government Tambroni forms
Mar 26th - Iraq executes 30 after attack on Pres Kassem
Mar 26th - Orioles-Reds series planned for Havana is moved to Miami
Mar 26th - USC captures NCAA swimming title
Mar 27th - Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Royal Crown Golf Open
Mar 28th - Pope John appoints the first Japanese, African & Filipino cardinals
Mar 28th - Scotch whisky factory explodes burying 20 fire fighters (Glasgow, Scotland)
Mar 29th - Darius Milhaud's 9th Symphony, premieres
Mar 31st - Gore Vidal's "Best Man" premieres in NYC
Apr 1st - Census determines the resident population of the United States to be 179,245,000
Apr 1st - 2nd French atom bomb explodes (Sahara)
Apr 1st - France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds, Algeria
Apr 1st - Mabry Harper catches a 25 lb Walleye in Tennessee
Apr 1st - U Nu elected premier of Burma
Apr 1st - 1st weather satellite launched (TIROS 1)
Apr 2nd - Cuba buys oil from USSR
Apr 2nd - KPEC TV channel 56 in Lakewood Center-Tacoma, WA (PBS) 1st broadcast
Apr 3rd - Earthquake at Havre, Belgium
Actor Charlton HestonActor Charlton Heston Apr 4th - 32nd Academy Awards - "Ben-Hur", Charlton Heston & Simone Signoret win
Apr 4th - Oscar awarded to Neth director Bert Haanstra
Apr 4th - Project Ozma begins at Green Bank radio astronomy center
Apr 4th - Senegal declares independence from France
Apr 8th - Neth & Germany sign accord concerning war casualties
Apr 8th - US Senate passes Civil Rights Bill with measures against discriminatory voting pracrices
Apr 9th - 14th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3
Apr 9th - South African premier Verwoerd wounded in battle
Apr 10th - 24th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 282
Golfer Arnold PalmerGolfer Arnold Palmer Apr 10th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
Apr 10th - Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill
Apr 12th - Bert Haanstra wins Oscar for "Glass"
Apr 12th - Bill Veeck & Chicago Comiskey Park debuts "Exploding Scoreboard"
Apr 13th - France becomes 4th nuclear nation exploding an A-Bomb in Sahara
Apr 13th - Transit 1B, 1st navigational satellite, placed in Earth orbit
Apr 14th - "Bye Bye Birdie" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 607 performances
Apr 14th - 1st underwater launching of Polaris missile
Apr 14th - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Maple Leafs in 4 games
Apr 15th - Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), organizes at Shaw U
Apr 17th - American Samoa sets up a constitutional government
Apr 17th - Cleveland Indians trade Rocky Colavito to Tigers for Harvey Kuenn
Apr 19th - 64th Boston Marathon won by Paavo Kotila of Finland in 2:20:54
Apr 19th - Baseball uniforms begin displaying players' names on their backs
Apr 19th - Comiskey Park's famed "exploding" scoreboard begins operating
Apr 20th - "From A to Z" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 21 performances
Apr 21st - Brasilia becomes capital of Brazil
Apr 21st - Founding of the Orthodox Bahá'í Faith in Washington, D.C.
Apr 23rd - 1st performance of Ferde Grofe's "San Francisco Suite"
Apr 24th - 14th Tony Awards: Miracle Worker & Fiorello! win
Apr 24th - Heavy earthquake strikes South Persia, 500 killed
Apr 24th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open
Apr 24th - Record 4 grand slams hit today
Apr 25th - 1st submerged circumnavigation of Earth completed (Triton)
Apr 27th - 1st atomic powered electric-drive submarine launched (Tullibee)
First President of South Korea Syngman RheeFirst President of South Korea Syngman Rhee Apr 27th - South Korean President Syngman Rhee resigns
Apr 27th - Togo (formerly French Togo) declares independence from French adm
Apr 28th - "Christine" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 12 performances
Apr 28th - WIPM TV channel 3 in Mayaguez, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting
Apr 28th - Elena Kagan, New York, US Supreme Court Judge
May 1st - India's Bombay state split into Gujarat & Maharashtra states
May 1st - Pancho Gonzalez retires from tennis
May 1st - Russia shoots down Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane over Sverdlovsk
May 2nd - Harry Belafonte 2nd Carnegie Hall performance
May 2nd - Pulitzer prize awarded to Al Drury (Advice & Consent)
May 2nd - "American Bandstand's" Dick Clark
May 2nd - House investigating committee, looking into payola questions
Singer Tom JonesSinger Tom Jones May 3rd - Harvey Schmidt/Tom Jones' musical "Fantasticks" premieres in NYC
May 3rd - The Anne Frank House opens in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
May 4th - 1st great Delta dam closes, North-South Beveland
May 6th - US President Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960
May 6th - Students attack Dutch embassy in Djakarta
May 6th - Trotsky's murderer Jacques Mornard (Ramon Mercader) freed in Mexico
May 7th - "Christine" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances
May 7th - "Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater NYC after 602 perfs
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne FrankJewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank May 7th - "From A to Z" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 21 performances
May 7th - 86th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Venetian Way wins in 2:02.4
May 7th - Dodgers Larry & Norm Sherry are baseball's 10th brother battery
May 7th - LA Dodger Norm Sherry's 11th HR wins the game for brother Larry
May 7th - Leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as pres of USSR
May 7th - Michael Tal beats Botvinnik 12½-8½ for world chess championship
May 7th - USSR announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy
May 8th - USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations
May 8th - Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Peach Blossom Golf Open

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 778

Feb 20th - Joel Hodgson, American comedian (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
Feb 20th - Kee Marcello, Swedish guitarist
Feb 21st - Steve Wynn, American singer (
Feb 23rd - Cindy Figg-Currier, Mt Pleasant MI, golfer (1994 Brit Open-6th)
Feb 23rd - Gloria von Thurm un Taxis, Munich German FR, Princess
Feb 23rd - Maria Gloria von Schoenberg-Glauchau, wife of prince Thurn un Taxis
Feb 23rd - Naruhito, crown prince of Japan
Feb 23rd - Alan Griffin, Australian politician
Feb 25th - Glen Bishop, cricketer (S Aussie bat, 2 ODI's for Australia 1987)
Feb 26th - Jaz Coleman, British musician
Feb 27th - Andres Gomez, Ecuador, tennis pro (Madrid Grand Prix-1990)
Feb 27th - Bolik Dahan, Suriname singer/radio host (Radio KBC)
Feb 27th - John van Grinsven, soccer player (MVV)
Feb 27th - Paul Humphreys, rock synthesizer (OMD-Crush, Pacific Age)
Feb 27th - Stoney Jackson, Richmond Va, actor (White Shadow, Insiders)
Feb 28th - Dorothy Stratten, Vancouver BC, playmate (August, 1979) (Galixina)
Feb 29th - Ian McKenzie Anderson, British musician
Feb 29th - Khaled, Algerian raï musician
Feb 29th - Tony Robbins, American motivational speaker
Feb 29th - Richard Ramirez, El Paso, Texas, serial killer (Night Stalker)
Mar 1st - Alicia Dibos, Lima Peru, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open-4th)
Mar 2nd - Hector Calma, Filipino basketball player
Mar 3rd - Neal Heaton, American baseball player
Mar 3rd - Colin Wells, English cricketer
Mar 4th - Reggie McElroy, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
Mar 4th - Russell Todd, Troy NY, actor (Dr Jamie Frame-Another World)
Mar 4th - John Mugabi, Ugandan boxer
Mar 4th - Christina Sussiek, former German athlete
Mar 4th - Mykelti Williamson, American actor
Mar 5th - David Tibet, English musician (Current 93)
Mar 6th - [Eris] Sleepy Floyd, NBA guard
Mar 7th - Ivan Lendl, Ostrava Czechoslovakia, tennis champion (US Open 1985-87)
MLB Outfielder Joe CarterMLB Outfielder Joe Carter (Mar 7th) Mar 7th - Joe Carter, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, MLB outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
Mar 8th - Buck Williams, NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, NY Knicks)
Mar 8th - Max Metzker, Australian swimmer
Mar 9th - Linda Fiorentino, Phila, actress (Jade, Last Seduction, Moderns)
Mar 9th - Mike Leach, Minneapolis Minn, tennis star
Mar 10th - Linda Jezek, California, backstroke swimmer (Pan Am Gold-1979)
Mar 10th - Anne MacKenzie, journalist and broadcaster
Mar 11th - Christophe Gans, French film director
Mar 12th - Courtney B Vance, Detroit MI, actor (Hamburger Hill)
Mar 12th - Eldine Baptiste, cricketer (WI all-rounder early 80's)
Mar 12th - Kipp Lennon, American singer
Mar 12th - Minoru Niihara, Japanese singer
Mar 12th - Maki Nomiya, Japanese singer (Pizzicato Five)
Mar 13th - Adam Clayton, Oxfordshire, rock bassist (U2-I Will Follow)
Mar 13th - Yuri Andrukhovych, Ukrainian writer, poet and political essayist
Mar 13th - Joe Ranft, American animator (d. 2005)
Mar 14th - George Horvath, Sweden, pentathlete (Olympic-1980)
Mar 14th - Helen Hopkins, Donneybrook Australia, golfer (Australian Intl 1983)
Mar 15th - Donna Smith, Portland Oregon, playmate (March, 1985)
Mar 15th - Chris Sanders, American animator and director
Mar 15th - Marco Pennette, American television producer
Mar 16th - Duane Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
Mar 17th - Lee Ann Michelle, Surrey England, playmate (Feb, 1979)
Mar 17th - Vicki Lewis, Cincinnati, actress (Beth-Newsradio)
Mar 17th - Arye Gross, American actor
Mar 18th - Claudia Udy, Albuquerque NM, actress (Out of Control, Nightforce)
Mar 18th - Guy Carbonneau, Sept-iles, NHL center (Dallas Stars)
Mar 18th - Patricia Farinelli, Los Angeles California, playmate (December, 1981)
Mar 18th - Richard Biggs, Columbus Ohio, actor (Marcus-Days of Our Lives)
Mar 18th - James MacPherson, Scottish actor
Mar 21st - Ayrton Senna, Brazilian formula-1 racer (1988 champ)
Mar 21st - Dale Baze, jockey
Mar 21st - Guy Chadwick, English singer/songwriter (House of Love)
Mar 21st - Robert Sweet, American drummer
Mar 22nd - Laurie Sargent, rock vocalist (Face To Face)
Mar 23rd - Oscar Michael Moore, journalist
Mar 23rd - Terry Sweeney, St Albans NY, writer/comedian (SNL)
Mar 23rd - Nicol Stephen, Deputy First Minister of Scotland
Mar 24th - Kelly LeBrock, NYC, actress (Weird Science, Woman in Red)
Mar 24th - Barry Horowitz, American professional wrestler
Mar 24th - Nena, German pop singer
Mar 25th - Haywood Nelson, NYC, actor (Haywood-Grady, Dwayne-What's Happening)
Mar 25th - Robert Green, Omaha Neb, tennis star
Mar 25th - Steve Norman, London, rock sax (Spandau Ballet-True)
Mar 25th - Idy Chan Yuk-Lin, Hong Kong actress
Mar 26th - Billy Warlock, Hawthorne California, actor (Flip-Happy Days, Baywatch)
Mar 26th - Debbie Hall, LPGA golfer
Mar 26th - Marcus Allen, NFL running back (LA Raiders, KC Chiefs, Heisman 1981)
Mar 26th - Michael Evans, Fontana CA, US water polo player (Olympic-silver-88)
Mar 27th - Clare Lucy Madeleine Evans, historian
Mar 27th - Jennifer Grey, actress (Dirty Dancing); Joel Grey's daughter
Mar 27th - Steve Jarvin, Australian soling yachter (Olympics-96)
Mar 27th - Hans Pflügler, German footballer
Mar 28th - Chris Barrie, British actor
Mar 28th - José Maria Neves, Cape Verdeian politician
Mar 28th - Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, French author and dramatist
Mar 30th - William D Johnson, US alpine skier
Mar 31st - Anne Howard, San Diego California, actress (Nicole Love-Another World)
Mar 31st - Mark Tuinei, NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
Apr 1st - Michael Praed, British actor
Apr 2nd - Linford Christie, St Andrews Jamaica, 4x100m runner (Oly-gold 1992
Apr 3rd - Arjen Anthony Lucassen, Dutch musician
Apr 3rd - Marie Denise Pelletier, Quebec singer
Apr 4th - Bev Smith, Armstrong BC, basketball forward (Olympics-96)
Apr 4th - Jonathan Agnew, Macclesfield, Cheshire, English cricket broadcaster
Apr 4th - Jane Eaglin, English soprano
Apr 4th - Hugo Weaving, Nigerian-born English-Australian actor
Apr 6th - Warren Haynes, Asheville, North Carolina, rock and blues guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 211

Jun 4th - Lucien Littlefield, actor (Mr Beasley-Blondie), dies at 64
Jun 9th - René Maran, Martiniques writer (Batouala, Prix Goncourt), dies
Jun 14th - Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romanian Foreign Minister (1945-52), dies at 67
Jun 14th - Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov, composer, dies at 57
Jun 17th - Pierre Reverdy, French author/poet (North-South), dies at 70
Jun 20th - Mahlon Hamilton, actor (Peg O'My Heart, High School Girl), dies at 80
Jun 20th - Walter Dehmel, writer, dies at 57
Jun 25th - WH Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda), dies at 67
Jun 26th - John Brenden Kelly, rower (Olympic-gold-1920, 24), dies at 70
Jun 27th - Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain dies at 69
Jun 27th - Lottie Dod, English athlete (b. 1871)
Jun 28th - Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1898)
Jun 30th - Clarence Cameron White, composer, dies at 79
Jul 3rd - Alfred Henry Ackley, composer, dies at 73
Jul 6th - Aneurin Bevan, British politician (b. 1897)
Jul 9th - Edward Burlingame Hill, composer, dies at 86
Jul 9th - Vallance Jupp, cricketer (28 wkts in 8 Tests for England 1921-28), dies
Jul 13th - Anna Blaman, Dutch writer (Life & Death), dies at 55
Jul 13th - Joy Gresham, American writer (b. 1915)
Jul 15th - Lawrence Mervil Tibbett, baritone, dies after surgery at 63
Jul 15th - Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (b. 1897)
Jul 16th - Albrecht von Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Italy), dies at 74
Jul 16th - John Phillips Marquand, novelist, dies at 66
Jul 24th - Carl Deis, composer, dies at 77
Jul 24th - Hans Albers, German actor (Blue Angel), dies at 68
Jul 26th - Maud Menten, Canadian biochemist (b. 1879)
Jul 26th - Cedric Gibbons, American art director (b. 1893)
Jul 29th - Richard Simon, co-founder (Simon & Shuster), dies
Jul 31st - Karl Hasse, composer, dies at 77
9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen (Aug 5th) Aug 5th - Arthur Meighen, 9th Prime Minister of Canada, dies at 86
Aug 7th - Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60
Aug 8th - Danton Walker, columnist (Broadway Spotlight), dies at 61
Aug 9th - Bernard Ogilvie Dodge, American botanist and pioneer researcher on heredity in fungi, dies at 88
Aug 10th - Emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies
Aug 10th - Frank Lloyd, director (Berkeley Square, Blood on the Sun), dies at 72
Aug 10th - Oswald Veblin, mathematician
Aug 16th - Errol Holmes, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for England 1935), dies
Aug 20th - Rudolf Moser, composer, dies at 68
Aug 21st - David Barnard Steinman, American civil engineer and bridge designer (b. 1886)
Aug 22nd - Eduard Pütsep, Estonian wrestler (b. 1898)
Aug 23rd - Oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65
Aug 26th - Mark Hambourg, composer, dies at 81
Aug 28th - Anton Lajovic, composer, dies at 81
Aug 29th - Alexander Gauge, actor (Adv of Robin Hood), dies at 46
Aug 29th - Hazza el-Majali, PM of Jordan is assassinated
Aug 29th - Vicki Baum, writer, dies
Sep 3rd - Joseph Lamb, composer, dies at 72
Sep 4th - Alfred E Green, director (Copacabana), dies after long illness at 71
Sep 6th - Jimmy Savo, comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65
Sep 7th - Wilhelm Pieck, president of German DR (1949-60), dies at 84
Sep 9th - Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, composer, dies at 75
Sep 9th - Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (b. 1911)
Sep 10th - Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga - matushka-reka), dies at 63
Sep 13th - Leo Weiner, Hungarian composer (Toldi), dies at 75
Sep 14th - M. Karagatsis, Greek author (b. 1908)
Sep 17th - Jose Sancho Marraco, composer, dies at 81
Sep 18th - A J Evans, cricketer (only England Test v Aus 1921), dies
Sep 20th - Lee Duncan, owner/trainer (Rin Tin Tin), dies of heart attack at 67
Sep 20th - Michel Brusselmans, composer, dies at 74
Sep 22nd - Melanie Klein, Austria/British psycho analyst, dies at 78
Sep 23rd - Kathlyn Williams, actress (Single Man), dies of heart attack at 72
Sep 24th - Matyas Seiber, composer, dies at 55
Sep 24th - Melanie Klein, [Reizes], child psycho-analyst, dies
Sep 25th - Emily Post, etiquette expert, dies at 86
Sep 26th - William Ling, cricketer (South African batsman in 6 Tests 1921-23), dies
Sep 27th - Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist/daughter of Emmeline, dies at 78
Sep 30th - Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer, dies
Oct 2nd - Jaroslav Doubrava, composer, dies at 51
Oct 6th - Douglas Spencer, actor (The Thing), dies at 50
Oct 9th - Howard Glenn, NY Titan, dies of injuries sustain in this day's game
Oct 11th - Richard Cromwell, actor (Jezebel, Riot Squad), dies of cancer at 50
Oct 12th - Inejiro Asanuma, leader Japanese Socialist Party, murdered at 61
Oct 14th - Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal), dies
Oct 15th - Clara Kimball Young, actress (Return of Chandu), dies of stroke at 70
Oct 15th - Henny Porten, silent screen actress (Mother Love), dies at 70
Oct 15th - Maude Eburne, actress (Ladies They Talk About, Guardsman), dies at 84
Oct 19th - Gunther AR Raphael, German composer (Busskantate), dies at 57
Oct 22nd - Edgar Scauflaire, Belgian, painter/decorator, dies at 67
Oct 25th - José Padilla, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge), dies at 71
Oct 30th - Alfred Hill, composer, dies at 89
Oct 31st - H L Davis, US writer (Honey in the Horn, Pulitzer prize), dies at 64
Nov 2nd - Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek/US conductor/composer, dies at 64
Nov 3rd - Paul Willis, American actor (b. 1901)
Nov 5th - August Gailit, Estonian writer (Ekke Moor), dies at 69
Nov 5th - Johnny Horton, country singer, dies at 33
Nov 5th - Mack Sennett, director/producer (Keystone Cops), dies
Nov 5th - Ward Bond, actor (Wagon Train), dies of heart attack at 57
Nov 6th - Erich Raeder, German grand admiral (b. 1876)
Nov 7th - Alvin Carter, vocalist (Carter Family), dies at 69
Nov 10th - Isadore Freed, composer, dies at 60
Nov 12th - John Trim, cricketer (occasional WI quick 1948-52, 18 wkts), dies
Nov 14th - Walter Catlett, actor (Climax), dies of a stroke at 71
Actor Clark GableActor Clark Gable (Nov 16th) Nov 16th - Clark Gable, actor (Gone With the Wind), dies at 59
Nov 19th - Phyllis Haver, actress (Don Juan), commits suicide at 61
Nov 20th - Jacob Cohen, Hebrew poet/writer, dies
Nov 24th - Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, zionist/socialist theorist, dies at 82
Nov 24th - Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1882)
Nov 27th - Dirk J de Geer, Dutch premier (1926-29, 39-40), dies at 89
Nov 27th - Frederick Fane, cricketer (682 runs in 14 Tests for Eng 1905-10), dies
Nov 28th - Richard N Wright, US author (Native son), dies at 52 in Paris France

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