Berry Gordy. The kneel-ins were not held to protest unjust laws, but to test white churches’ tolerance and resilience to integrated worship. Kennedy is the first Catholic President and youngest every to be elected at the age of 43. The 8th Winter Olympic Games close in California. Before this Prince Philip’s surname, Mountbatten, would not have been recognised as part of the royal lineage. The political ties remain severed until they are restored by Indonesia’s New Order government in 1968. 19 in New Orleans. You just traveled to the USA. The first underwater launch of a Polaris missile occurs as part of the British Naval Ballistic Missile System tests. This incident occurred during the 902nd Plenary Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, held in New York City. Two days later he is found guilty of espionage and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment at Vladimir Central Prison. 1st January » A new year event causes panic and stampedes at Yahiko Shrine, Yahiko, Niigata, Japan, killing at least 124 people. This starts a worldwide dance craze. Use our menu to jump to a certain month or event. November 10: An uncensored version of Lady Chatterley’s Lover goes on sale in the UK after a jury finds Penguin Books not guilty in an obscenity trial. What are two major events that happened in the 1960s? Students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches. You can read more about the 1960 Civil Rights Bill here. The success of the trial made it a landmark case in British obscenity law, significantly affecting the publishing world, which was now given more freedom to launch books with explicit content. Feb 20 Soviet females sweep the 10k cross country event at Squaw Valley; first medal sweep for the Soviets at a Winter Olympics; Maria Gusakova wins from Lyubov Kozyreva and Radya Yeroshina Feb 21 Biathlon debuts at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics; Klas Lestander from Sweden becomes the first Olympic champion ahead of Finland's Antti Tyrväinen and Soviet Aleksandr Privalov Hits of 1960 - the year, not the decade Hearing the History: Songs of 1960 . 3rd January » A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower. May 24: In The Netherlands, the millionth telephone is installed. LINEA DEL TIEMPO HISTORIA DEL CONOCIMIENTO. January 18: Both the US and Japan sign a revised defense treaty. July 5: Mongolia creates its constitution, amending the previous Constitution created in 1940. October 13: Khrushchev, Soviet leader, bangs his shoe on his desk at the UN General Assembly session, an event discussed in more detail at the end of this timeline of 1960. September 19: Chubby Checker’s song ‘The Twist’ reaches #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. This is one of the final steps taken by the Revolutionary Government to bring about reform in Cuba and reclaim foreign-owned land. The 1960 United States Census begins. These ignite spilled diesel causing the trains to burst into flames. Premier Nobusuke Kishi of Japan resigns. Williams adds another 21 home runs to his career total his final bat hits a home run when he retires on September 28, 1960. September 8: German Democratic Republic limits access of East Berlin for residents of West Berlin. According to reports, Khrushchev then pounded his first on his desk after Sumulong continued to speak and picked up his shoe and banged it on the desk. 52 people, including Dr King refuse to leave their seats after being denied service at segregated lunch counters in department stores. West African nation, Togo (French Togo formerly) declares independence from the French administration. Penguin Books is cleared of obscenity for publishing DH Lawrence’s. The band had been managing with the loss of Harrison but end their season early now they are 3 members down. This site is the best thing that happened to me! January 28: The first officially inaugurated photograph is bounced from the Moon from Washington, D.C. to the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann is captured by Israeli soldiers in Buenos Aires. February 29: The first Playboy Club opens in Chicago. Sinatra, who had made his hatred of rock and roll music known, sang duets with Elvis to Love Me Tender and Witchcraft. Real-time reactions of each opponent could now also be seen. Listened to each year for a while and continued to the next. In an attempt to prevent a boiler explosion, the fireman of the steam engine dumps the hot coals from the firebox on the ground. What day of the week were you born? May 1: India’s Gujarat and Maharashtra states are made from Bombay. A steam train was signalled to depart from Stéblová station despite track signals showing it should stop. Aretha Franklin’s first recording session takes place in New York. Around 69 people were killed, with more than 180 wounded. June 18: The New York Giants hire their new manager, Tom Sheehan. 2 of the 6 crew survive. Powers survives the attack and parachutes to safety, where he is captured and imprisoned on charges of espionage. September 30: The Flintstones, the first animated sitcom, premieres on ABC in the US. Mary and Louis Leakey discover the first Homo habilis jaw fragments in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. A French atom bomb explodes over the Sahara, for the second time. Her first single for. The first French atomic bomb test took place on 13th February of this year and was code-named “Gerboise Bleue” (Blue Desert Rat). Rebels storm the Independence Palace in Saigon but the coup attempt is crushed after a short but violent battle. India’s Gujarat and Maharashtra states are made from Bombay. In 1950, CBS broadcasts the first TV program in color. Jun 20, 1942. March 10: Elizabeth Taylor wins Best Actress at the 17th Golden Globes for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture for her role of Catherine Holly in Suddenly, Last Summer. It featured a lounge area, Playmate Bar, Dining Room, and a Club Room where guests would be served by Playboy Bunnies. Argentina had a history of refusing to extradite Nazi war criminals and his capture had not been agreed by both governments. The Civil Rights movement made great changes in society in the 1960's. Polaris is Britain’s first submarine nuclear weapons program  and will go into effect from 1968 to 1996. March 11: NASAs space probe, Pioneer 5 is launched into orbit between Earth and Venus. The first Playboy Club opens in Chicago. July 22: Cuba nationalises all US-owned sugar factories. It will become the worlds largest embankment dam, protecting against droughts and floods while using the power of the Nile to generate hydroelectricity for villages which have never before had access to power. The other two tracks appeared on the album Elvis’ Golden Records Volume 3 which wouldn’t be released until August 11, 1963. The mission was originally planned for November 1959 but technical difficulties delayed launch, meaning the window to view Venus had already passed. The mission was originally planned for November 1959 but technical difficulties delayed launch, meaning the window to view Venus had already passed. All people from Latin America are listed as white, including blacks from the Dominican Republic, European whites from Argentina and Mexicans who resemble Native Americans. Fellow Italian, Graziano Battistini comes second, just 5 minutes and 2 seconds behind Nencini. The 4 black students sat at the lunch counter all day, despite being refused service. Ivory Coast creates and adopts a constitution, following a presidential system now it is no longer a French colony. October 3: The newly elected president of Brazil is Janio Quadros. There were some major cultural events that transpired this year as well. The new President of Pakistan is announced as Marshall Ayub Khan. He created the label to gain more control over the songs he releases. In the first year of the new decade, 1960, many historical events that would influence the rest of the decade took place. This came just days after George Harrison had been deported after officials discovered he was under the age of 18, and therefore not legally permitted to play the gigs they were booked for. These events, served up on a platter of memory, belong solely to us, the forever spawning "Generation X", the "Baby Boomers", the ambassadors of a new and exciting decade. In international tennis, Italy beats the US in the Davis Cup. This was the second of three storms to hit during this cyclone season. Ned Jarrett wins, with Richard coming second and Lee coming third; Maurice comes 8th. the peoples of Eastern Europe and elsewhere which have been deprived of the free exercise of their civil and political rights and which have been swallowed up, so to speak, by the Soviet Union.” After hearing this, Khrushchev quickly rose and pretended to brush Sumulong aside and proceeded to brand him a “jerk, a stooge, and a lackey”. It is celebrated as a National Day in Nigeria. Yugoslavia wins the Gold medal. Francis Gary Powers’ U-2 spy trial starts in Moscow. This 1960 timeline lists all the important events that may have been forgotten over the past 50 years. August 3: Niger gains independence from France. by Harper Lee is published by J B Lippincott & Co. March 5: Elvis Presley finishes with the US Army after 2 years of service. The cinema is over capacity and the overheating projector easily catches fire to the building which is primarily made of wood, straw and clay. He finishes with 544 goals, a National Hockey League record earning him his nickname Maurice “Rocket” Richard. January 14: Elvis Presley is promoted to Sergeant in the US Army. For the first time the debate is televised as a split screen so that TV viewers can watch both candidates at the same time without the broadcaster switching cameras constantly between debates. He will be released in 1962 as part of a prisoner exchange with a KGB agent imprisoned in the US. October 1: Nigeria gains independence from Britain. I also need to explain whether or not I agree with the actions of the US government took during this event. The first French atomic bomb test took place on 13th February of this year and was code-named “Gerboise Bleue” (Blue Desert Rat). The TV special was broadcast on the ABC Television Network and titled The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: Welcome Home Elvis. The first patent for lasers was granted to Arthur Schawlow and Charles Townes. This timeline is intended to be a fun reminder of just what happened when we were young and rocking this great planet of ours. July 17: Gastone Nencini, from Italy, wins the 47th Tour de France with a time of 112 hours 8 minutes and 42 seconds. In Egypt, the building of the Aswan dam begins. This angers South African politicians. Soviet First Secretary, Nikita Khrushchev, announces support for Indonesia. Rebels storm the Independence Palace in Saigon but the coup attempt is crushed after a short but violent battle. JFK would go on to become president of the United States in 1961. The single stayed in the charts for a massive 39 weeks. January 30: The African National Party is founded in Chad, created from the merging of four previous political parties: the African Socialist Movement, the Chadian Social Action, the Independent Democratic Union of Chad and the Grouping of Rural and Independent Chadians. 19 in New Orleans. The British soap opera chronicles working class life of a street near Manchester and though not initially a roaring success, the 13 planned episodes are extended and go on to become the longest-running TV soap in the world. The riot is dispersed by police but not before white residents of the town are televised booing the black 6-year-olds. In The Netherlands, the millionth telephone is installed. Following a treaty signed in 1958, as of this day in 1960, no passports are needed inside Benelux. Soon my journey will end. Sirimavo Bandaranaike becomes Prime Minister of Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka. Your a young person around uni age. Yugoslavia wins against Denmark 3-1 in the final of the men’s football at the Rome Olympics. May 11: Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann is captured by Israeli soldiers in Buenos Aires. JFK and Nixon’s third presidential debate takes place and estimated viewership is around 63.7 million. The Diner's Club card is introduced and becomes the first "credit card" accepted at multiple retail establishments. Major events means a really important event that happened or is going to happen What events happened in the 1960's? November 14: 118 people are killed when two passenger trains collide at high speed in Czechoslovakia. The storm which became Hurricane Donna formed on August 31 and finally dissipated on September 14. ANTECEDENTES DEL SINDICALISMO EN MÉXICO. after a heavily publicised trial at the Old Bailey, London. Her first single for Colombia Records would be released in September of this year and her first album will be released in January ’61. Kennedy elected: changed outlook of country. Madagascar becomes independent from France. August 16: Great Britain grants independence to Cyprus. 118 people are killed when two passenger trains collide at high speed in Czechoslovakia. It remains the longest uninterrupted speech given at the UN to date. January 2: John F Kennedy announces his candidacy for the US Presidency, becoming the youngest Democratic candidate to run for president. Polaris is Britain’s first submarine nuclear weapons program  and will go into effect from 1968 to 1996. . The first broadcast of Coronation Street on ITV is shown. He receives an honourable discharge. July 21: Sirimavo Bandaranaike becomes Prime Minister of Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka. The massive blaze, caused by approximately 1 million gallons of the spirit being aged in oak barrels, takes a whole week to extinguish. The success of the trial made it a landmark case in British obscenity law, significantly affecting the publishing world, which was now given more freedom to launch books with explicit content. In RCA Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, Elvis Presley records. Khrushchev, Soviet leader, bangs his shoe on his desk at the UN General Assembly session, an event discussed in more detail at the end of this timeline of 1960. It looks like that the lists of the years 2009-2018 have less sources. January 9: In Egypt, the building of the Aswan dam begins. He was never seen again. Around 35,000 homes and 300 schools are destroyed, worst hit is Ramgati Island, where only 5% of the island’s structures survive and 3,500 people are killed. 1935), three Dominican revolutionaries (and their driver, Rufino de la Cruz), Brand Che: Revolutionary as Marketer's Dream, "Our Campaigns - Event - Third Kennedy-Nixon Debate - Oct 13, 1960", "Warragamba Dam - Sydney Catchment Authority", "MyParliament - Biography for Margaret Ferrier", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1960&oldid=1001107119, Articles needing additional references from November 2020, All articles needing additional references, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Twelve Indian soldiers die in clashes with. By 1962, Indonesia became the biggest non-communist recipient of Soviet military aid. November 8: John F. Kennedy is elected the 35th US President, beating the incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon. The coup was led by Lieutenant Colonel Vuong Van Dong and Colonel Nguyen Chanh Thi of the Airborne Division of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN). The storm which became Hurricane Donna formed on August 31 and finally dissipated on September 14. Favourite answer. All passengers and crew aboard the two airliners are killed along with six people on the ground in Brooklyn, who are hit by the wreckage of Flight 826. 03300 669700 info@historic-newspapers.co.uk. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. East Germany imposes a partial blockage on West Berlin, though the Berlin wall will not be built until one year later. Libby developed carbon-14 dating, a process which revolutionised archaeology and palaeontology. To find out more about the iconic move that swept the nation you can read our blog post about it. July 27: US Vice-president, Richard Nixon, is nominated for the presidential candidate at the Republican convention in Chicago, Illinois. These Homo habilis fossils are somewhere between 2.4 to 1.5 million years old, making this discovery a paleantological breakthrough. The U.S. Navy's Commander Leroy Heath (pilot) and Lieutenant Larry Monroe (bombardier/navigator) establish a world flight-altitude record of 91,450 feet (27,874 m), with, Bill Johnson, 1st American Olympic Gold Medalist US Ski Team in 1984 Downhill, This page was last edited on 18 January 2021, at 07:58. Answer Save. It was first signed in 1951 which officially ended World War Two. OK, so we know the '80s had the most ridiculous trends, the '20s had Prohibition, and the '50s had poodle skirts, but here's what you need to know about all the crazy things and funny events that happened in the 1970s. NYC experiences its 9th largest snowfall in history. Elvis Presley finishes with the US Army after 2 years of service. A total of 81 medals was awarded throughout the 10 day event. The incident does little to improve tensions between America and he Soviet Union; the US claims the plane was over international waters, and the Soviets claim it invaded their airspace. Apr 14 American record company Motown, founded by Berry Gordy Jr., is incorporated as Motown Record Corporation. Both go on to share Nobel Prizes for Physics with other collaboraters on scientific projects. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in the 1960s. On February 1, the civil rights era began with a lunch counter sit-in at a Woolworth's in Greensboro, North Carolina. The new building includes 13 sorting machines and over 15,700 feet of conveyer belts to transport the letters and parcels. The Agreement for the Development of first Atmomic Bomb. 53 of the 76 charges against African’s detained after the. 1926), and Maria Teresa Mirabal (b. Willard Libby wins the Nobel prize in Chemistry. This meant that the Soviet Union supplied Sukarno, and Indonesia, with large amounts of modern weaponry. In another major technological achievement, the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine, was the first vessel to reach the North Pole while submerged. The incident, where police fired on a crowd of black protesters, was one of the first and most deadly demonstrations against apartheid. He will go on to win over 7,000 and becomes the first ever Puerto Rican to be inducted into the United States’ Racing Hall of Fame. The US gains approximately $1.8 billion per year* from Japan, as they subsidise the costs of maintaining the troops. Nobusuke Kishi is the maternal grandfather of current Japanese prime minister, Shinzō Abe. She is the country’s first head of state to be elected rather than inherit the title. In China, a storm which formed on June 2 becomes a typhoon and makes landfall in Hong Kong. Nigeria gains independence from Britain. February 28: The 8th Winter Olympic Games close in California. Home » News » Major events since 1960. The incident is a result of rising opposition to the application of the South African government’s Land Rehabilitation Programme/Betterment Scheme under the Apartheid regime. which is released on April 8, 1960. July 1: A US aircraft is shot down by the USSR over the Barents sea. A census estimates the resident population of the United States to be 179,245,000 showing a population increase of 18.5% when compared to the 1950 census. World War II ended in Europe and the Pacific in 1945, and those two events dominated this year. At the time, it was illegal to employ a ‘native’ under 18 in the mines due to the Native Labour Regulation Act. Apr 15 Guy Carawan sings "We Shall Overcome" to a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Raleigh - … December 19: The final stages of construction of the USS Constellation are delayed when a fire breaks out in the hanger where it is being constructed in Brooklyn, New York. USSR announces that Francis Gary Powers has confessed to being a CIA spy. 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