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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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Black Sunday

Black Sunday

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Mario Bava

Starring: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi, Ivo Garrani

Country: United States of America

Les vieux de la vieille

Les vieux de la vieille

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Gilles Grangier

Starring: Pierre Fresnay, Jean Gabin, Noël-Noël, Bruno Balp

Ocean's Eleven

Ocean's Eleven

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford

Country: United States of America

It Started in Naples

It Started in Naples

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Melville Shavelson

Starring: Clark Gable, Sophia Loren, Vittorio De Sica, Marietto

G.I. Blues

G.I. Blues

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers, James Douglas

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1960?
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Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis

Folk Medicine

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In an essential work for any sufferer of the debilitating illness, the best-selling author of Folk Medicine focuses his extraordinary talents on providing natural and effective remedies for

Before You Go by Jerome Weidman

Before You Go

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The Sarno family, with a history of practicing the alternative medicine of 'cupping', is entrenched in New York's lower East Side.

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.

Mr. Citizen by Harry S. Truman

Mr. Citizen

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315 pages - photo illustrated

The Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase

The Lovely Ambition

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“Readers who have come to expect Miss Chase to provide stunning evocations of time and place, particularly of nineteenth-century Maine, will not be disappointed by The Lovely Ambition.”