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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1960.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1960: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1960?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1960 2nd French atom bomb explodes (Sahara)
  • 02 Apr 1960 Cuba buys oil from USSR
  • 04 Apr 1960 32nd Academy Awards - Ben-Hur, Charlton Heston, and Simone Signoret win.
  • 08 Apr 1960 Netherlands and Germany sign accord concerning war casualties.
  • 09 Apr 1960 South African premier Verwoerd wounded in battle.
  • 10 Apr 1960 US Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill.
  • 11 Apr 1960 First weather satellite launched (Tiros 1).
  • 12 Apr 1960 Bert Haanstra wins Oscar for Glass
  • 13 Apr 1960 Transit 1B, first navigational satellite, placed in Earth orbit.
  • 14 Apr 1960 Bye Bye Birdie opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 607 performances
  • 15 Apr 1960 Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), organizes at Shaw University.
  • 16 Apr 1960 The gunman David Pratt shoots South African Prime Minister Henrik Verwoerd in Johannesburg, wounding him seriously.
  • 17 Apr 1960 American Samoa sets up a constitutional government.
  • 19 Apr 1960 64th Boston Marathon won by Paavo Kotila of Finland in 2:20:54.
  • 20 Apr 1960 From A to Z opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 21 Apr 1960 Founding of the Orthodox Baha'i Faith in Washington, D.C.
  • 24 Apr 1960 14th Tony Awards: Miracle Worker and Fiorello! win.
  • 25 Apr 1960 1st submerged circumnavigation of Earth completed (Triton)
  • 26 Apr 1960 Forced out by the April Revolution, President of South Korea Syngman Rhee resigns after twelve years of dictatorial rule.
  • 27 Apr 1960 Togo (formerly French Togo) declares independence from French adm
  • 28 Apr 1960 Christine opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 12 performances

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Music charts

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Movies

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Rear Window

Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States of America

Gladiator

Gladiator

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Country: United States of America

Chupke Chupke

Chupke Chupke

Directed by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Starring: Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri

Casino

Casino

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

Country: United States of America

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Status Seekers by Vance Packard

The Status Seekers

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"An explosive exploration of class behavior in America and the hidden barriers that affect you, your community, and your future."

Two Weeks In Another Town by Irwin Shaw

Two Weeks In Another Town

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A struggling actor’s last chance becomes an unforgettable Roman holidayWorld War II derailed John Andrus’s acting career. Marred by a facial scar and burdened by a new family, Andrus works for

No Room In The Ark by Alan Moorehead

No Room In The Ark

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The excitement and mystery of Africa's wild animals and primitive tribes magnificently described by the author of GALLIPOLI and THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION.

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

A Separate Peace

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An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence

Fuel For The Flame by Alec Waugh

Fuel For The Flame

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An imaginary island on the Equator has suddenly achieved importance through the discovery of oil - what will happen to the men and women living under the tensions of life on