1960

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1960 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1960
MCMLX
Ab urbe condita 2713
Armenian calendar 1409
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Assyrian calendar 6710
Baháʼí calendar 116–117
Balinese saka calendar 1881–1882
Bengali calendar 1367
Berber calendar 2910
British Regnal year 8  Eliz. 2   9  Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2504
Burmese calendar 1322
Byzantine calendar 7468–7469
Chinese calendar 己亥年 (Earth  Pig)
4656 or 4596
     to 
庚子年 (Metal  Rat)
4657 or 4597
Coptic calendar 1676–1677
Discordian calendar 3126
Ethiopian calendar 1952–1953
Hebrew calendar 5720–5721
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2016–2017
 - Shaka Samvat 1881–1882
 - Kali Yuga 5060–5061
Holocene calendar 11960
Igbo calendar 960–961
Iranian calendar 1338–1339
Islamic calendar 1379–1380
Japanese calendar Shōwa 35
(昭和35年)
Javanese calendar 1891–1892
Juche calendar 49
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4293
Minguo calendar ROC 49
民國49年
Nanakshahi calendar 492
Thai solar calendar 2503
Tibetan calendar 阴土猪年
(female Earth-Pig)
2086 or 1705 or 933
     to 
阳金鼠年
(male Iron-Rat)
2087 or 1706 or 934

1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1960th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 960th year of the 2nd millennium, the 60th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1960s decade.

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It is also known as the "Year of Africa" because of major events—particularly the independence of seventeen African nations—that focused global attention on the continent and intensified feelings of Pan-Africanism.

Events

January

February

A section of lunch counter from the Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth's where the Greensboro sit-ins began is now preserved in the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History Greensboro sit-in counter.jpg
A section of lunch counter from the Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth's where the Greensboro sit-ins began is now preserved in the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History

March

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The iconic picture of Che Guevara."

April

Tiros I prototype on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Tiros satellite navitar.jpg
Tiros I prototype on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

May

Francis Gary Powers wearing special pressure suit for stratospheric flying RIAN archive 35172 Powers Wears Special Pressure Suit.jpg
Francis Gary Powers wearing special pressure suit for stratospheric flying

June

The investigating campers tent after the Lake Bodom murders in 1960. Bodom-1960-teltta.jpg
The investigating campers tent after the Lake Bodom murders in 1960.
Explosion in Paseo Los Proceres. Caracas, during the attempted assassination of Venezuelan President Romulo Betancourt, 24 June 1960 1960. Junio, 24. Atentado a Romulo Betancourt en Los Proceres.jpg
Explosion in Paseo Los Próceres. Caracas, during the attempted assassination of Venezuelan President Rómulo Betancourt, 24 June 1960

July

August

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Hollywood Walk of Fame established in 1960

September

The 1960 Ford Customline Fordor Sedan (Australia) 1958 Ford V8 Fordomatic.JPG
The 1960 Ford Customline Fordor Sedan (Australia)

October

November

December

World population

Births

Births
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January

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Michael Stipe
April Winchell Aprilwinchellprofile.jpeg
April Winchell
Nigella Lawson Nigella Lawson in Manilla - 2017 (29946044613) (cropped).jpg
Nigella Lawson
Mohammad Javad Zarif Mohammad Javad Zarif 2016.jpg
Mohammad Javad Zarif
Mark Rylance Mark Rylance Cannes 2016.jpg
Mark Rylance
Michael Hutchence Michael-hutchence-INXS-1986.jpg
Michael Hutchence

February

James Spader James Spader by Gage Skidmore.jpg
James Spader
Benigno Aquino III Benigno Aquino III 020216 (cropped).jpg
Benigno Aquino III
Prince Andrew, Duke of York The Duke of York in Belfast.jpg
Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Naruhito, Emperor of Japan Emperor Naruhito at TICAD7 (cropped).jpg
Naruhito, Emperor of Japan

March

Ayrton Senna Ayrton Senna 8 (cropped).jpg
Ayrton Senna
Jennifer Grey 11.30.10JenniferGreyByLuigiNovi1.jpg
Jennifer Grey

April

Gustavo Petro Presidente Gustavo Petro Urrego.jpg
Gustavo Petro
Hugo Weaving Hugo Weaving 2014.jpg
Hugo Weaving
Jeremy Clarkson Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear Live 2012 (cropped).jpg
Jeremy Clarkson
Brad Garrett BradGarrettApr2011.jpg
Brad Garrett
Susanne Bier Susanne Bier 2013 (cropped).jpg
Susanne Bier
Philippe of Belgium Philippe of Belgium in 2019.jpg
Philippe of Belgium
Miguel Diaz-Canel Miguel Diaz-Canel (cropped).jpg
Miguel Díaz-Canel
Valerie Bertinelli ValerieBertinelliHWOFAug2012.jpg
Valerie Bertinelli

May

Gjorge Ivanov Gorge Ivanov 2012-04-27.jpg
Gjorge Ivanov
Bono Bono singing in Indianapolis on Joshua Tree Tour 2017 9-10-17.jpg
Bono
Tony Goldwyn Tony Goldwyn March 18, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Tony Goldwyn
Kristin Scott Thomas Kristin Scott Thomas Cabourg 2013.jpg
Kristin Scott Thomas
Chris Elliott Chris Elliott by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Chris Elliott

June

Gary Trousdale Gary Trousdale.jpg
Gary Trousdale
Dr. Mehmet Oz Mehmet Oz - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012.jpg
Dr. Mehmet Oz
Thomas Haden Church Thomas Haden Church at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.jpg
Thomas Haden Church
Diego Trujillo Diego Trujillo en 2017.jpg
Diego Trujillo

July

Jane Lynch Jane Lynch at the 2016 Willfilm Awards.jpg
Jane Lynch
John Leguizamo 9.21.14JohnLeguizamoByLuigiNovi1 (cropped).jpg
John Leguizamo
Richard Linklater Richard Linklater April 2015.jpg
Richard Linklater

August

Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero Presidente Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero - La Moncloa 2011.jpg
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
David Duchovny David Duchovny by Gage Skidmore.jpg
David Duchovny
Antonio Banderas Antonio banderas (cropped).jpg
Antonio Banderas
Sean Penn Sean Penn by Sachyn Mital (cropped).jpg
Sean Penn
Branford Marsalis Branford Marsalis 01.jpg
Branford Marsalis

September

Damon Wayans Damon Wayans.JPG
Damon Wayans
Hugh Grant Hugh Grant in 2014.jpg
Hugh Grant
Colin Firth Colin Firth (36124162705) (cropped).jpg
Colin Firth
Melissa Leo Melissa Leo at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.jpg
Melissa Leo

October

Jean-Claude Van Damme Jean-Claude Van Damme 2012.jpg
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Diego Maradona Maradona 2010-1.jpg
Diego Maradona
Reza Pahlavi Reza Pahlavi by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Reza Pahlavi

November

Tim Cook Tim Cook 2009 cropped.jpg
Tim Cook
Tilda Swinton Tilda Swinton Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019.jpg
Tilda Swinton
Yulia Tymoshenko Yulia Tymoshenko 2018 Vadim Chuprina.jpg
Yulia Tymoshenko
Daryl Hannah Daryl Hannah by Dana Fineman.jpg
Daryl Hannah

December

Julianne Moore Julianne Moore Cannes 2018 (tweaked).jpg
Julianne Moore
Kenneth Branagh KennethBranaghApr2011.jpg
Kenneth Branagh
Kim Ki-duk Kim Ki-duk at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (cropped).jpg
Kim Ki-duk
Temuera Morrison Temuera Morrison 2016.jpg
Temuera Morrison

Deaths

January

Zora Neale Hurston Hurston-Zora-Neale-LOC.jpg
Zora Neale Hurston
Margaret Sullavan Studio publicity Margaret Sullavan.jpg
Margaret Sullavan
Albert Camus Albert Camus, gagnant de prix Nobel, portrait en buste, pose au bureau, faisant face a gauche, cigarette de tabagisme.jpg
Albert Camus
Prince Ferdinand Pius, Duke of Calabria Ferdinando Pius.jpg
Prince Ferdinand Pius, Duke of Calabria
Beno Gutenberg Beno Gutenberg.jpg
Beno Gutenberg

February

Blessed Aloysius Stepinac Stepinac.jpg
Blessed Aloysius Stepinac
Adone Zoli Adone Zoli.jpg
Adone Zoli

March

April

Eddie Cochran Eddie Cochran.jpg
Eddie Cochran
Max von Laue Bundesarchiv Bild 183-U0205-502, Max von Laue.jpg
Max von Laue
Gustaf Lindblom 1912 Gustaf Lindblom2.JPG
Gustaf Lindblom

May

John D. Rockefeller Jr. John D. Rockefeller Jr..jpg
John D. Rockefeller Jr.
Georges Claude Georges Claude 1926.jpg
Georges Claude
George Zucco George Zucco.jpg
George Zucco
James Montgomery Flagg James Montgomery Flagg (1).jpg
James Montgomery Flagg

June

Ken McArthur Kenneth McArthur.jpg
Ken McArthur
Otto Ender OttoEnder1929.jpg
Otto Ender

July

Pavel Peter Gojdic Pavol Godjic.jpg
Pavel Peter Gojdič
Hasan Saka Hasan Husnu Saka.jpg
Hasan Saka

August

Arthur Meighen Former PM Arthur Meighen.jpg
Arthur Meighen
Carlo Emilio Bonferroni Carlo Emilio Bonferroni.jpg
Carlo Emilio Bonferroni

September

King Hisamuddin Alam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah Almarhum Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah.jpg
King Hisamuddin Alam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah

October

Sultan Khalifa bin Harub of Zanzibar Khalifa bin Hareb (cropped).jpg
Sultan Khalifa bin Harub of Zanzibar

November

Julio Nakpil Anak pili.jpg
Julio Nakpil
Clark Gable Clark Gable - publicity.JPG
Clark Gable
Dirk Jan de Geer Dirk Jan de Geer.jpg
Dirk Jan de Geer
Richard Wright Richard Wright.jpg
Richard Wright

December

Hashim al-Atassi Hashim Al Atassi.jpg
Hashim al-Atassi
Nancy Elizabeth Prophet Elizabeth Prophet, sculptress and teacher - NARA - 559226 (head crop).jpg
Nancy Elizabeth Prophet

Date unknown

Nobel Prizes

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