December 1960 calendar

December 1960

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1960?


  • 01 Dec 1960 Patrice Lumumba caught in the Congo
  • 03 Dec 1960 Camelot opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 873 performances
  • 04 Dec 1960 The admission of Mauritania to the United Nations vetoed by the Soviet Union for inscrutable reasons.
  • 05 Dec 1960 Ghana drops diplomatic relations with Belgium.
  • 06 Dec 1960 AL grants Gene Autry a franchise, LA Angels
  • 07 Dec 1960 Ivory Coast claims independence from France
  • 08 Dec 1960 Expansion Los Angeles Angels sign a four-year lease to use Dodger Stadium.
  • 09 Dec 1960 1st broadcast of Coronation Street on British ITV
  • 11 Dec 1960 Black Sunday - Riot in Algiers, 114 die.
  • 12 Dec 1960 The Supreme Court of the United States upholds a lower Federal Court ruling that the State of Louisiana's laws on racial segregation laws are unconstitutional, and overturns them.
  • 13 Dec 1960 Laos General Fumi Nosavang occupies Vientiane.
  • 14 Dec 1960 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) forms.
  • 15 Dec 1960 Richard Paul Pavlick is arrested for attempting to blow up and assassinate the U.S. President-Elect, John F. Kennedy only four days earlier.
  • 16 Dec 1960 Wildcat opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 172 performances
  • 17 Dec 1960 La Plume de Ma Tante closes at Royale Theater NYC after 835 performances
  • 18 Dec 1960 General Meeting of United Nations condemns apartheid.
  • 19 Dec 1960 Fire aboard USS Constellation, under construction in Brooklyn, New York (50 die).
  • 20 Dec 1960 National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam is formed.
  • 23 Dec 1960 King Saudi of Saudi-Arabia takes power.
  • 24 Dec 1960 Dutch bishops question papacy values.
  • 26 Dec 1960 Do Re Mi opens at St. James Theater NYC for 400 performances
  • 27 Dec 1960 France sets off its third A-bomb test at its nuclear weapons testing range near Reggane, Algeria.
  • 31 Dec 1960 The farthing coin ceases to be legal tender in the United Kingdom.
  • 03 Dec 1960 The musical Camelot debuts at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway. It will become associated with the Kennedy administration.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Are You Lonesome To-Night?
  2. - Last Date
  3. - Wonderland By Night
  4. - Stay
  5. - Poetry In Motionyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - It's Now Or Neveryoutube
  2. - Poetry In Motionyoutube
  3. - What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?youtube
  4. - Save The Last Dance For Meyoutube
  5. - What Do You Want?youtube


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in December 1960?

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird


Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece of injustice and honor in the deep south, and the heroism and courage of one man in the face blinding and violent hatred. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most beloved stories ever …

The Child Buyer by John Hersey

The Child Buyer


This story is about an investigation into Mr. Wissey Jones' activities, a stranger who visits Pequot for urgent defense business.

Pomp And Circumstance by Noel Coward

Pomp And Circumstance


The first novel by the author, a hilarious comedy with absurd dialogue and bizarre situations. This is a wonderfully funny story about the manners and customs of a tropical island.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird


To Kill A Mockingbird, the unforgettable story of a Southern childhood and the conscience crisis that rocked it became a bestseller immediately and was critically acclaimed when it was published for the first time in 1960.

The American Heritage Picture History Of The Civil War by Bruce Catton

The American Heritage Picture History Of The Civil War


2 volumes in original slipcase, 1960 red boards with gold letters