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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.

Roman numerals Numbers in the Roman numeral system

Roman numerals are a numeral system that originated in ancient Rome and remained the usual way of writing numbers throughout Europe well into the Late Middle Ages. Numbers in this system are represented by combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet. Modern usage employs seven symbols, each with a fixed integer value:

A leap year is a calendar year containing one additional day added to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year. Because seasons and astronomical events do not repeat in a whole number of days, calendars that have the same number of days in each year drift over time with respect to the event that the year is supposed to track. By inserting an additional day or month into the year, the drift can be corrected. A year that is not a leap year is called a common year.

A leap year starting on Friday is any year with 366 days that begins on Friday 1 January and ends on Saturday 31 December. Its dominical letters hence are CB, such as the years 1808, 1836, 1864, 1892, 1904, 1932, 1960, 1988, 2016, 2044, 2072, 2112, 2140, 2168 and 2196 in the Gregorian calendar or, likewise, 2000 and 2028 in the obsolete Julian calendar. Any leap year that starts on Tuesday, Friday or Saturday has only one Friday the 13th; The only Friday the 13th in this leap year occurs in May. Common years starting on Saturday share this characteristic.

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January

January is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and the first of seven months to have a length of 31 days. The first day of the month is known as New Year's Day. It is, on average, the coldest month of the year within most of the Northern Hemisphere and the warmest month of the year within most of the Southern Hemisphere. In the Southern hemisphere, January is the seasonal equivalent of July in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa.

State of emergency Legal declaration or de facto acts by a government allowing assumption of extraordinary powers

A state of emergency is a situation in which a government is empowered to perform actions that it would normally not be permitted to do. A government can declare such a state during a disaster, civil unrest, or armed conflict. Such declarations alert citizens to change their normal behavior and orders government agencies to implement emergency plans. Justitium is its equivalent in Roman law—a concept in which the senate could put forward a final decree that was not subject to dispute.

Kenya republic in East Africa

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with 47 semiautonomous counties governed by elected governors. At 580,367 square kilometres (224,081 sq mi), Kenya is the world's 48th largest country by total area. With a population of more than 52.2 million people, Kenya is the 27th most populous country. Kenya's capital and largest city is Nairobi while its oldest city and first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu City is the third largest city and also an inland port on Lake Victoria. Other important urban centres include Nakuru and Eldoret.

February

February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 333 days remain until the end of the year.

Greensboro, North Carolina City in North Carolina, United States

Greensboro is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is the 3rd-most populous city in North Carolina, the 68th-most populous city in the United States, and the county seat and largest city in Guilford County and the surrounding Piedmont Triad metropolitan region. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 269,666, and in 2015 the estimated population was 285,342. Three major interstate highways in the Piedmont region of central North Carolina were built to intersect at this city.

Greensboro sit-ins 1960 non-violent protests in the United States

The Greensboro sit-ins were a series of nonviolent protests in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1960, which led to the Woolworth department store chain removing its policy of racial segregation in the Southern United States. While not the first sit-in of the Civil Rights Movement, the Greensboro sit-ins were an instrumental action, and also the most well-known sit-ins of the Civil Rights Movement. They are considered a catalyst to the subsequent sit-in movement. These sit-ins led to increased national sentiment at a crucial period in US history. The primary event took place at the Greensboro, North Carolina, Woolworth store, now the International Civil Rights Center and Museum.

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

February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 331 days remain until the end of the year.

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Head of UK Government

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, until 1801 known as the Prime Minister of Great Britain, is the head of government of the United Kingdom. The Prime Minister directs both the executive and the legislature, and together with their Cabinet are collectively accountable for their policies and actions to the Monarch, to Parliament, to their political party and ultimately to the electorate.

Harold Macmillan former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Maurice Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton, was a British Conservative statesman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1957 to 1963. Dubbed "Supermac", he was known for his pragmatism, wit and unflappability.

March

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The iconic picture of Che Guevara."

April

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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

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November

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November 15: Polaris missile test

December

World population

Births

January

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Michael Stipe
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April Winchell
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Nigella Lawson
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Mohammad Javad Zarif
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Oliver Platt
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Mark Rylance
Michael Hutchence Michael-hutchence-INXS-1986.jpg
Michael Hutchence

February

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Benigno Aquino III
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Prince Andrew, Duke of York
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Wendee Lee
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Naruhito

March

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Jeffrey Eugenides
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Adam Clayton
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Ayrton Senna
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Jennifer Grey
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Jon Huntsman Jr.

April

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Hugo Weaving
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Jeremy Clarkson
Brad Garrett BradGarrettApr2011.jpg
Brad Garrett
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Philippe of Belgium
Miguel Diaz-Canel Miguel Diaz-Canel (cropped).jpg
Miguel Díaz-Canel
Valerie Bertinelli ValerieBertinelliHWOFAug2012.jpg
Valerie Bertinelli
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Steve Clark
Michael Lohan Michael Lohan 2008.jpg
Michael Lohan
Steve Blum Steve Blum by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Steve Blum

May

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Gjorge Ivanov
Andrew Denton Andrew Denton (cropped).jpg
Andrew Denton
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Bono
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Mark Ashton
Tony Goldwyn Tony Goldwyn March 18, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Tony Goldwyn
Jeffrey Dahmer Jeffrey Dahmer HS Yearbook.jpg
Jeffrey Dahmer
Kristin Scott Thomas Kristin Scott Thomas Cabourg 2013.jpg
Kristin Scott Thomas
Alexander Bashlachev Cropped Bashlachiov.jpg
Alexander Bashlachev
Chris Elliott Chris Elliott by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Chris Elliott

June

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Bradley Walsh
Gary Trousdale Gary Trousdale.jpg
Gary Trousdale
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Dr. Mehmet Oz
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Thomas Haden Church

July

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Jane Lynch
Richard Linklater Richard Linklater April 2015.jpg
Richard Linklater

August

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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
Alan Krueger 20170817 AlanKrueger FacultyPortrait CF 0011 (cropped).jpg
Alan Krueger

October

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Jean-Claude Van Damme
BD Wong BDWongNYCJune08.jpg
BD Wong
Diego Maradona Diego Maradona 2012 2.jpg
Diego Maradona
Luis Fortuno Luis Fortuno official congressional photo 3.jpg
Luis Fortuño
Reza Pahlavi Reza Pahlavi by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Reza Pahlavi

November

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Tim Cook
Tilda Swinton Tilda Swinton Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019.jpg
Tilda Swinton
Stanley Tucci Stanley Tucci 2017 Berlinale.jpg
Stanley Tucci
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John F. Kennedy Jr.
Yulia Tymoshenko Yulia Tymoshenko 2018 Vadim Chuprina.jpg
Yulia Tymoshenko

December

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

Deaths

January

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Zora Neale Hurston
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Margaret Sullavan
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Albert Camus
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Prince Ferdinand Pius, Duke of Calabria
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Beno Gutenberg

February

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Blessed Aloysius Stepinac
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Adone Zoli

March

April

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Eddie Cochran
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Max von Laue
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Gustaf Lindblom

May

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John D. Rockefeller Jr.
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Georges Claude
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James Montgomery Flagg

June

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Ken McArthur
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Otto Ender

July

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Pavel Peter Gojdič
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Hasan Saka

August

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Arthur Meighen
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Carlo Emilio Bonferroni

September

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King Hisamuddin Alam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah

October

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Sultan Khalifa bin Harub of Zanzibar

November

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Julio Nakpil
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Clark Gable
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Dirk Jan de Geer
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Richard Wright

December

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Hashim al-Atassi
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Nancy Elizabeth Prophet

Nobel prizes

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1952 Year

1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1952nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 952nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 52nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1950s decade.

1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1951st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 951st year of the 2nd millennium, the 51st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1950s decade.

1969 Year

1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1969th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 969th year of the 2nd millennium, the 69th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1960s decade. The year is associated with the first manned landing on the Moon, the creation of the internet, and the commencement of the LGBT Rights Movement.

1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1980th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 980th year of the 2nd millennium, the 80th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1980s decade.

1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1963rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 963rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 63rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1960s decade.

1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1961st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 961st year of the 2nd millennium, the 61st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1960s decade. As MAD Magazine pointed out on its cover for the March 1961 issue, this was the first "upside-up" year — i.e., one in which the numerals that form the year look the same as when the numerals are rotated upside down, a strobogrammatic number — since 1881. The next such year will be 6009.

1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1959th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 959th year of the 2nd millennium, the 59th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1950s decade.

1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1972nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 972nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 72nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1970s decade.

1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1956th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 956th year of the 2nd millennium, the 56th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1950s decade.

1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1966th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 966th year of the 2nd millennium, the 66th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1960s decade.

1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1962nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 962nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 62nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1960s decade.

1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1970th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 970th year of the 2nd millennium, the 70th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1970s decade.

1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1965th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 965th year of the 2nd millennium, the 65th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1960s decade.

1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1973rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 973rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 73rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1970s decade.

1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1983rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 983rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 83rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1980s decade.

1986 Year

1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1986th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 986th year of the 2nd millennium, the 86th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1980s decade. The year 1986 was designated as the International Year of Peace by the United Nations.

1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1985th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 985th year of the 2nd millennium, the 85th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1980s decade. The year 1985 was designated as the International Youth Year by the United Nations.

1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1955th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 955th year of the 2nd millennium, the 55th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1950s decade.

1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1953rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 953rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 53rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1950s decade.

1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1954th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 954th year of the 2nd millennium, the 54th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1950s decade.

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