1960

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1960 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1960
MCMLX
Ab urbe condita 2713
Armenian calendar 1409
ԹՎ ՌՆԹ
Assyrian calendar 6710
Bahá'í 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(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. 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.

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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

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Francis Gary Powers wearing special pressure suit for stratospheric flying

June

July

August

September

October

November

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November 15: Polaris missile test

December

World population

Births

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
Oliver Platt Oliver Platt (2010).jpg
Oliver Platt
Mark Rylance Mark Rylance Cannes 2016.jpg
Mark Rylance
Michael Hutchence Michael-hutchence-INXS-1986.jpg
Michael Hutchence

February

Benigno Aquino III Benigno Aquino III Official 2015.jpg
Benigno Aquino III
Prince Andrew, Duke of York Prince Andrew August 2014 (cropped).jpg
Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Wendee Lee Wendee Lee.jpg
Wendee Lee
Naruhito Crown Prince Naruhito (2018).jpg
Naruhito

March

Adam Clayton Adam Clayton in Dublin, Nov 28 2015.jpg
Adam Clayton
Ayrton Senna Ayrton Senna Imola 1989 Cropped.jpg
Ayrton Senna
Jennifer Grey 11.30.10JenniferGreyByLuigiNovi1.jpg
Jennifer Grey

April

Hugo Weaving Hugo Weaving 2014.jpg
Hugo Weaving
Jeremy Clarkson Jeremy Clarkson 2008.jpg
Jeremy Clarkson
Brad Garrett BradGarrettApr2011.jpg
Brad Garrett
Philippe of Belgium Koning Filip van België.jpg
Philippe of Belgium
Miguel Díaz-Canel Miguel Díaz-Canel (cropped).jpg
Miguel Díaz-Canel
Valerie Bertinelli ValerieBertinelliHWOFAug2012.jpg
Valerie Bertinelli
Steve Clark Steve Clark.jpeg
Steve Clark
Michael Lohan Michael Lohan 2008.jpg
Michael Lohan
Steven Blum Steve Blum by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Steven Blum

May

Gjorge Ivanov Ǵorge Ivanov 2012-04-27.jpg
Gjorge Ivanov
Andrew Denton Andrew Denton (cropped).jpg
Andrew Denton
Bono Bono singing in Indianapolis on Joshua Tree Tour 2017 9-10-17.jpg
Bono
Jeffrey Dahmer Jeffrey Dahmer HS Yearbook.jpg
Jeffrey Dahmer
Kristin Scott Thomas Kristin Scott Thomas Cabourg 2013.jpg
Kristin Scott Thomas
Alexander Bashlachev Cropped Башлачёв.jpg
Alexander Bashlachev
Chris Elliott Chris Elliott by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Chris Elliott

June

Bradley Walsh Bradley Walsh in 2012.jpg
Bradley Walsh
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

July

Jane Lynch Jane Lynch at the 2016 Willfilm Awards.jpg
Jane Lynch
Richard Linklater Richard Linklater April 2015.jpg
Richard Linklater

August

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero Presidente de España Rodríguez Zapatero en el Senado en marzo de 2011 (cropped).jpg
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
David Duchovny David Duchovny by Gage Skidmore.jpg
David Duchovny
Antonio Banderas Antonio Banderas 2014.jpg
Antonio Banderas
Sean Penn Sean Penn by Sachyn Mital (cropped).jpg
Sean Penn

September

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Damon Wayans
Hugh Grant Hugh Grant 2014 crop.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

Daniel Baldwin Daniel baldwin.jpg
Daniel Baldwin
Jean-Claude Van Damme Jean-Claude Van Damme 2012.jpg
Jean-Claude Van Damme
BD Wong BDWongNYCJune08.jpg
BD Wong
Diego Maradona Diego Maradona 2012 2.jpg
Diego Maradona

November

Tim Cook Tim Cook 2009 cropped.jpg
Tim Cook
Tilda Swinton Tilda Swinton (28352184350) (cropped).jpg
Tilda Swinton
Stanley Tucci Stanley Tucci 2017 Berlinale.jpg
Stanley Tucci
Jonathan Ross Jonathan Ross by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Jonathan Ross
Elizabeth Perkins Elizabeth Perkins 2008.jpg
Elizabeth Perkins
Miss Elizabeth Miss Elizabeth.jpg
Miss Elizabeth
John F. Kennedy Jr. JFKJr2.jpg
John F. Kennedy Jr.
Yulia Tymoshenko Yulia Tymoshenko 2011.jpg
Yulia Tymoshenko

December

Daryl Hannah Daryl Hannah.jpeg
Daryl Hannah
Julianne Moore Julianne Moore Cannes 2018 (tweaked).jpg
Julianne Moore
Jeff "Swampy" Marsh Jeff "Swampy" Marsh (cropped).jpg
Jeff "Swampy" Marsh
Kenneth Branagh KennethBranaghApr2011.jpg
Kenneth Branagh

Date unknown

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, posé au bureau, faisant face à 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

Oliver Kirk Oliver Kirk LOC.jpg
Oliver Kirk

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
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 Gojdič Pavol Godjic.jpg
Pavel Peter Gojdič
Hasan Saka Hasan Hüsnü 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 Creation in 1948 of the Federation of Malaya (7888168060).jpg
King Hisamuddin Alam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah

October

Sultan Khalifa bin Harub of Zanzibar Khalifa bin Hareb.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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References

  1. Brand Che: Revolutionary as Marketer's Dream by Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times , April 20, 2009
  2. Population
  3. Nzongola-Ntalaja, Georges. The Congo: From Leopold to Kabila. p. 107.
  4. "Our Campaigns – Event – Third Kennedy-Nixon Debate – Oct 13, 1960".
  5. Warragamba Dam.
  6. https://www.biography.com/people/john-allen-muhammad-236029