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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 01 Aug 1960 Dahomey (later renamed Benin) declares independence from France.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1960?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - I'm Sorry
  2. - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini
  3. - It's Now Or Never
  4. - Walk -- Don't Run
  5. - Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Please Don't Tease
  2. - Apache
  3. - Shakin' All Over
  4. - Mess Of Blues
  5. - Because They're Young

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1960?

Advise And Consent by Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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Advice and Consent

Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis

Folk Medicine

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Folk Medicine is an indispensable book for anyone suffering from this debilitating disease. The best-selling author of Folk Medicine concentrates his remarkable talents on providing effective and natural remedies.

The Inspector by Jan de Hartog

The Inspector

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Hardcover with dust jacket

The Leopard by Guiseppe di Lampedusa

The Leopard

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Don Fabrizio, the Sicilian prince and hero of Lampedusa’s only novel, is described to be enormous in size, intellect, and sensuality.

The Chapman Report by Irving Wallace

The Chapman Report

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Books