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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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Two Women

Two Women

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone, Eleonora Brown

Country: United States of America

The Sundowners

The Sundowners

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Peter Ustinov, Glynis Johns

Country: United States of America

Swiss Family Robinson

Swiss Family Robinson

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro

Country: United States of America

Exodus

Exodus

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1960?
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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.

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 Snake Has All The Lines by Jean Kerr

The Snake Has All The Lines

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Hilarious essays on family and theatrical life.

Advise And Consent by Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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Advise And Consent

The Last Of The Just by Andre Schwarz-Bart

The Last Of The Just

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Published in sixteen languages and winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt, Andre Schwarz-Bart’s The Last of the Just is considered by many the single greatest novel of the Holocaust.