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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1960?


Events

  • 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.

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Movies

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Chhoti Si Baat

Chhoti Si Baat

Directed by: Basu Chatterjee

Starring: Ashok Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar, Asrani

For a Few Dollars More

For a Few Dollars More

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mario Brega

Country: United States of America

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta

Directed by: James McTeigue

Starring: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Country: United States of America

Heat

Heat

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight

Country: United States of America

Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1960?
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The Politics Of Upheaval by Arthur Schlesinger

The Politics Of Upheaval

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The Politics of Upheaval, 1935-1936, volume three of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.’s Age of Roosevelt series, concentrates on the turbulent concluding years of Franklin D.

Taken At The Flood by John Gunther

Taken At The Flood

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Taken at the Flood; The Story of Albert D. Lasker

Pomp And Circumstance by Noel Coward

Pomp And Circumstance

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Author's first novel, a comedy filled with preposterous dialogue and ridiculous situations. A wonderfully witty story about manners and mores on a tropical island.

Mistress Of Mellyn by Victoria Holt

Mistress Of Mellyn

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Mount Mellyn stood as proud and magnificent as she had envisioned...But what bout its master--Connan TreMellyn? Was Martha Leigh's new employer as romantic as his name sounded?

The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich by William L. Shirer

The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich

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Hailed as “one of the most important works of history of our time” (The New York Times), this definitive chronicle of Hitler’s rise to power is back in hardcover with a