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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1960: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1960?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1960 Aretha Franklins 1st recording session
  • 03 Aug 1960 Niger gains independence from France.
  • 04 Aug 1960 Rocket propelled US Air Force research aircraft sets record at 2,150 MPH.
  • 05 Aug 1960 Burkina (formerly Upper Volta) declares independence from France
  • 06 Aug 1960 Pitt Steelers (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 43-16 in Toronto
  • 07 Aug 1960 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
  • 08 Aug 1960 Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini hits #1
  • 09 Aug 1960 Race riot in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
  • 10 Aug 1960 Discoverer 13 launched into orbit; returned first object from space.
  • 11 Aug 1960 French colony of Chad became independent
  • 12 Aug 1960 27th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 32, All-Stars 7 (70,000)
  • 13 Aug 1960 Central African Republic and Chad proclaim independence from France
  • 15 Aug 1960 Congo (formerly Congo / Brazzaville) declares Independence from France
  • 16 Aug 1960 Republic of Congo (Zaire, Dem Republic of Congo) forms
  • 17 Aug 1960 Francis Gary Powers U-2 spy trial opens in Moscow
  • 18 Aug 1960 1st commercial oral contraceptive, Enovid 10 debuts in Skokie, Illinois
  • 19 Aug 1960 Francis Gary Powers convicted of spying by USSR (U-2 incident)
  • 20 Aug 1960 USSR recovers 2 dogs, 1st living organisms to return from space
  • 22 Aug 1960 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open
  • 24 Aug 1960 60 people die when bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil.
  • 25 Aug 1960 17th summer olympics opens in Rome
  • 27 Aug 1960 Anita Lonsbrough swims world / olympic record 200m (2:49.5)
  • 29 Aug 1960 Jordan Premier Hazza-el-Madjali deadly injured at bomb attack
  • 30 Aug 1960 Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7
  • 31 Aug 1960 Agricultural Hall of Fame established.

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Movies

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Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Country: United States of America

Rashomon

Rashomon

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Country: United States of America

Sholay

Sholay

Directed by: Ramesh Sippy

Starring: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan

Country: United States of America

Room

Room

Written by:

Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson

Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson

Spotlight

Spotlight

Written by:

Directed by: Tom McCarthy

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1960?
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The Sun Is My Shadow by Robert Wilder

The Sun Is My Shadow

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1960-First Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Feels like an unrerad or very gently read copy, DJ has light shelf wear, including a few very small rips.

The Strategy Of Peace by John F. Kennedy

The Strategy Of Peace

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"The statements contained in this volume represent my own attempt to make plain to myself and to others my thoughts on the leading questions of foreign policy that have borne down

Watcher In The Shadows by Geoffrey Household

Watcher In The Shadows

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A deadly pursuit through the English countryside from the acclaimed author of ROGUE MALE. After working as a double agent for the British in Nazi Germany during the war, Charles Dennim

The Enemy Within by Robert F. Kennedy

The Enemy Within

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This is the authoritative, compelling account of one of the most famous, consummate, and effective Senate investigations in modern Congressional history.

The Leopard by Guiseppe di Lampedusa

The Leopard

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The Sicilian prince, Don Fabrizio, hero of Lampedusa's great and only novel, is described as enormous in size, in intellect, and in sensuality.