Events in year of 1960

  • 01-01Bank of France issues new franc, worth 20 cents
  • 01-01Cameroon (French Cameroon) gains independence from France
  • 01-01Johnny Cash plays 1st of many free concerts behind bars
  • 01-01Montserrat adopts constitution
  • 01-01US census at 179,245,000
  • 01-021st redshank old world shore bird reported in North America (Halifax)
  • 01-02John F Kennedy announces run for US Presidency
  • 01-02John Reynolds sets age of solar system at 4,950,000,000 years
  • 01-02Senator John F Kennedy, announces his candidacy for President
  • 01-04European Free Trade Association forms in Stockholm
  • 01-05Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from New York Senator Kenneth Keating
  • 01-09Building of Aswan dam in Egypt, begins
  • 01-10Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Delmore Schwartz
  • 01-11Lamar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts
  • 01-12Sobers andWorrell complete 399 stand for 4th wkt vs. England
  • 01-14Tuindorp-Oostzaan in Northern Amsterdam, flooded
  • 01-14US Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant
  • 01-17NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-21
  • 01-18US and Japan sign joint defense treaty
  • 01-19Eisenhower and Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact
  • 01-20Patrice Lumumba sentenced to 6 months in Belgian Congo
  • 01-21Little Joe 4 suborbital Mercury test reaches 16 km
  • 01-21Rock falls traps 437 at Coalbrook South Africa, 417 die of methane poisoning
  • 01-2210th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 125-115 at Philadelphia
  • 01-22Coal mine of Johnburg caves-in, 417 die
  • 01-22French President De Gaulle escape attempt by general Massu
  • 01-22Paul Pender beats Sugar Ray Robinson for middleweight boxing title
  • 01-23Bathosphere "Trieste" reach bottom of Pacific (10,900 m)
  • 01-24Algeria uprises against French President De Gaulle
  • 01-26High-school basketball sensation Danny Heater scores 135 points

People born in year of 1960

  • 01-01Michael David Morrison: Actor (Caleb Snyder-As the World Turns)
  • 01-04Cory Everson: Racine, Wisconsin -- Body builder (6X Ms Olympia)
  • 01-07David Marciano: Newark, New Jersey -- Actor (Det Ray Vecchio-Due South)
  • 01-07Tierre Turner: Detroit, Michigan -- Actor (Waverly Wonders, Cop & the Kid)
  • 01-08Jolanda Egger: Luzean, Switzerland -- Playmate (June, 1983)
  • 01-09David Peoples: Augusta, Maine -- Nike golfer (1991 Buick Southern Open)
  • 01-09Lisa Walters: Prince Rupert, British Columbia -- LPGA golfer (Itoki Hawaiian-1992, 93)
  • 01-12Dominique Wilkins: NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 01-12Rob Derksen: Australian baseball head coach (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-17Chili Davis: Kingston, Jamaica -- Outfielder (California Angels)
  • 01-17John Crawford: Palo Alto, California -- Bass (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away)
  • 01-19Alfrederick Joyner: East St. Louis, Illinois -- Triple jumper (1984 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-23Misha Mck: East Orange, New Jersey -- Actress (Gerri-Me & Mrs C)
  • 01-26Gary Plummer: NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, SF 49ers)
  • 01-26Jeanette Bolden: Los Angeles, California -- 4x100m runner (1984 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-28John Caliri: Providence, Rhode Island -- Actor (Vinnie-Square Pegs, Double Trouble)
  • 01-29Cho-Liang Lin: Taiwan -- Violinist (Queen Sophia 1st prize)
  • 01-29Eddie Jackson: Bassist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
  • 01-29Matthew Ashford: Davenport, Iowa -- Actor (Jack Devaraux-Days of Our Lives)
  • 01-29Sean Kerly: Hockey player
  • 01-31Elaine Roque: Santa Monica, California -- Beach volleyballer (1996 Olympics)
  • 02-02Eric Shea: Actor (Castaway Cowboy)
  • 02-02Lee Chill: Cleveland, Ohio -- Canadian Tour golfer (1977 Ohio Junior)
  • 02-03B J Jefferson: Dallas, Texas -- Actress (Ronnie Laurance-Another World)
  • 02-03Richard Kotzen: Rocker
  • 02-04Pamelyn Ferdin: Actress (Happy Birthday Wanda June, Tool Box Murders)
  • 02-05William John Readings: Literary theorist
  • 02-06Megan Gallagher: Reading, Pennsylvania -- Actress (Slap Maxwell, Millennium)
  • 02-07Steve Bronski: Rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)
  • 02-08Alex Scott: British horse trainer

People died in year of 1960

  • 01-01Margaret Sullavan: Actress (Back Street), overdose at 48
  • 01-02Cees [Cornelis J] Laseur: Dutch actor / director (Hague Comedy), dies at 60
  • 01-02Chris van Abkoude: Author (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), dies at about 79
  • 01-02Fausto Coppi: Italian, ran world record 45, 798 km, dies at 40
  • 01-03Victor Seastrom: Entertainer, dies at 80
  • 01-04Albert Camus: French Author (Stranger), dies in an auto accident at 46
  • 01-05Pavel P Parenago: Russia -- Cosmonaut, dies at 53
  • 01-06Edith Barstow: Choreographer (Frankie Laine Time), dies at 52
  • 01-06Erik Lindahl: Swedish economist (Scope & Means), dies at 68
  • 01-07Luis da Costa: Composer, dies at 80
  • 01-11Johan E Elias: Dutch Historian (Elias Family), dies at 84
  • 01-12Nevil Shute [Norway]: Eng / Aust Author (Town like Alice), dies at 60
  • 01-13Sibilla Aleramo [Rina Faccio]: Ital Poet (Una Donna), dies at 83
  • 01-20Matt Moore: Actor (Deluge, Coquette), dies at 72
  • 01-24John Miljan: Actor (Charlie Chan in Paris, Yankee Clipper), dies at 66
  • 01-25Diana Barrymore: Actress (Ladies Courageous), dies at 38
  • 01-28Jacques de Menasce: Composer, dies at 54
  • 01-29Louis Jean Heydt: Actor (Joe-Waterfront), dies at 54
  • 01-31Lowell Gilmore: Actor (Calcutta, Roadblock), dies at 53
  • 02-02Jeno Huszka: Composer, dies at 84
  • 02-03Johannes G Geelkerken: Dutch reformed vicar, dies at 80
  • 02-05Rudolf Nelson: Composer, dies at 81
  • 02-06Jesse Belvin: Rocker, dies at 26 in a car crash
  • 02-07Igor V Kurtshatov: Russian nuclear physicist, dies at 57
  • 02-09Ernst von Dohnanyi: US composer, dies at 82
  • 02-13Delmar G Roos: Designer of jeep, dies at 79
  • 02-20Leonard Woolley: Archaeologist
  • 02-22Hubert Cuypers: Composer / choir conductor (Missa Populi), dies at 86
  • 02-24Jean Binet: Composer, dies at 66
  • 02-25Everhardus J van Romondt: Dutch Antillean minister, dies at 51

Events in year of 1961

  • 01-01Briggs Stadium is renamed Tigers Stadium
  • 01-01Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16 in AFL championship game
  • 01-01Largest check issued, National Bank of Chicago to Sears ($960.242 billion)
  • 01-01Russia introduces a new ruble worth $1.11
  • 01-021st AFL Championship Game, Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16
  • 01-03Adam Clayton Powell elected Chairman of House Education and Labor
  • 01-071st NFL Playoff Bowl (runner-up bowl) - Detroit beats Cleveland 17-16
  • 01-07Trucial States (now UAE) issue their 1st postage stamps
  • 01-08Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Yvor Winters
  • 01-09Twins agree on $500,000 payment to AA for Minn / St. Paul territory
  • 01-11Racial riot at University of Georgia
  • 01-12UN genocide pact goes into effect
  • 01-14Chicago Bear Willard Dewveall becomes 1st NFLer to join AFL
  • 01-15NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 35-31
  • 01-15Supremes signed with Motown Records
  • 01-16"Conquering Hero" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 01-16Russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain
  • 01-191st episode for "Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed
  • 01-20Arthur M Ramsay becomes Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 01-20Yugoslav ex-Vice President Milovan Djilas flees
  • 01-21"Conquering Hero" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 01-21KIFI TV channel 8 in Idaho Falls, ID (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 01-21Portuguese rebels seize cruise ship Santa Maria
  • 01-23Supreme Court rules cities and states have right to censor films
  • 01-23Venezuela adopts constitution
  • 01-24Lazard Brothers Ltd draw a check for $334,867,807.68
  • 01-251st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (JFK)
  • 01-25Louise Suggs wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament
  • 01-25Military coup in El Salvador
  • 01-26"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley peaks to #1

People born in year of 1961

  • 01-01Irv Eatman: NFL tackle (Houston Oilers)
  • 01-01Marcia Cross: Actress (Melrose Place)
  • 01-03Erwin Blom: Dutch singer / guitarist (Eton Crop)
  • 01-04Lee Curreri: NYC, New York -- Actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame)
  • 01-05Curt Bader: Bloomfield, Iowa -- Sprint kayak (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-06Dirk de Vries: Dutch pop bassist (Kong-Slauerhoff)
  • 01-10Evan Handler: NYC, New York -- Actor (Dear Mr Wonderful)
  • 01-10Nadja Salerni-Sonnenberg: Rome, Italy -- Concert violinist
  • 01-11Paul Skansi: NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawk)
  • 01-12Andrea Carnevale: Soccer player (Napoli)
  • 01-13Kelly Hrudey: Edmonton, Alberta -- NHL goalie (LA Kings)
  • 01-14Robert Edwin Hall: Mountaineer / businessman
  • 01-15Iris DeMent: Paragould, Arkansas -- Country singer (Our Town)
  • 01-18Mark D Messier: Edmonton, Alberta -- NHL Center (Edmonton, New York Rangers)
  • 01-21Sherry Ramsay: Stauton, Virginia -- Actress (Trish Mason-As the World Turns)
  • 01-22Barb Thomas Whitehead: Sibley, Iowa -- LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian Open)
  • 01-23Trey Junkin: Tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 01-24Krasimir Mikhailov Stoyanov: Bulgaria -- Cosmonaut
  • 01-25Michele Tobin: Chicago, Illinois -- Actress (Fitzpatricks)
  • 01-27Charlotte Kemp: Omaha, Nebraska -- Playmate (Dec, 1982)
  • 01-27Gillian Gilbert: Manchester, England -- Rocker (New Order-Round & Round)
  • 01-27Jean-Paul Banos: Lavelanet, France -- Canada sabre (Olympics 9 / 10-88, 92, 96)
  • 01-27Karen Velez: Rockville Centre, New York -- Playmate (December, 1984)
  • 01-27Margo Timmins: Singer (Cowboy Junkies)
  • 01-27Martin Degville: Rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • 01-27Rudi Mauger: Rocker (Crew Cuts)
  • 01-28Luann L Lee: Santa Monica, California -- Playmate (Jan, 1987)
  • 01-29Mike Aldrete: US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees)
  • 02-01Daniel M Tani: Ridley Park, Maryland -- Astronaut
  • 02-01Gina Hull: Jacksonville, Florida -- LPGA golfer (1989 USX Golf Classic-8th)

People died in year of 1961

  • 01-04Barry Fitzgerald: Actor (Going My Way), dies at 72
  • 01-06Regina Ullmann: Writer, dies at 76
  • 01-07Clarice Baright: 1st woman admitted to American Bar Association, dies at 74
  • 01-10Dashiell Hammett: US detective writer (Thin Man), dies at 66
  • 01-14Ernest Thesiger: Actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81
  • 01-14Henry Geehl: Composer, dies at 79
  • 01-15Francesco Maria Saraceni: Composer, dies at 49
  • 01-16Janos Viski: Composer, dies at 54
  • 01-17Patrice Lumumba: African revolutionary, murdered at 36
  • 01-21John Joseph Becker: Composer, dies a day before 75th birthday
  • 01-24Willem J M van Eysinga: People rights scholar, dies at 82
  • 02-02Adolf Vogl: Composer, dies at 87
  • 02-02Anna May Wong: Actress (Thief of Baghdad), dies at about 56
  • 02-03Viscount Dunrossil: Governor-General of Australia (1959-61), dies at 67
  • 02-05Anthony G de Rothschild: British philanthropist, dies at 73
  • 02-06Archibald T Davison: Composer, dies at 77
  • 02-08William Duncan: Actor (Hopalong Rides Again), dies at 81
  • 02-09Grigory Levenfish: International Chess Grandmaster from Russia, dies at 70
  • 02-11Eduard R Verkade: Dutch actor / director (Pygmalion), dies at 82
  • 02-14Wallis Clark: Actress (Easy Money), dies at 78
  • 02-15Jack Whiting: Actor (Top Speed, Life of the Party), dies at 59
  • 02-15Marubel Vinaon Owen: Figure skater (1932 Olympics - Silver Medalist)
  • 02-17Nita Naldi: Actress (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies of heart attack at 63
  • 02-20Otto E Huiswoud [Frank Billings]: Editor (Negro Worker), dies at 67
  • 02-20Percy Aldridge Grainger: Australian / US Composer / pianist, dies at 78
  • 02-22George de las Cuevas Bustillo y Teheran: Chilean Marquis, dies at 75
  • 02-26Karl Albiker: German Sculptor (Problem of the Plastic), dies at 83
  • 02-26Mohammed V: Ibn Yusuf, Sultan / King of Morocco, dies at 51
  • 02-27Platt Adams: High jumper (1912 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 02-28Joris Vriamont: Flemish writer / music publisher, dies at 64