February 1960 calendar

February 1960

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1960?


  • 01 Feb 1960 4 students stage 1st civil rights sit-in, at Greensboro NC Woolworth
  • 02 Feb 1960 Michale Eufemia sinks 625 balls in pool match without a miss.
  • 03 Feb 1960 British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan speaks of the ''a wind of change'' of increasing national consciousness blowing through colonial Africa, signalling that his Government is likely to support decolonisation.
  • 04 Feb 1960 BBWAA voters fail to elect a new Hall of Fame member
  • 05 Feb 1960 The first CERN particle accelerator becomes operational in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 07 Feb 1960 Old handwriting found at Qumran, near the Dead Sea.
  • 08 Feb 1960 US Congress opens hearings looking into payola.
  • 09 Feb 1960 AFL and NFL agree verbally to a no-tampering pact.
  • 10 Feb 1960 Unsinkable Molly Brown closes at Winter Garden NYC after 532 performances
  • 11 Feb 1960 Jack Paar walks off his TV show.
  • 12 Feb 1960 Chinese army kills 12 Indian soldiers.
  • 13 Feb 1960 Beg, Borrow or Steal opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 14 Feb 1960 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Saint Petersburg Golf Open.
  • 16 Feb 1960 US nuclear submarine USS Triton sets off on underwater round-world trip.
  • 18 Feb 1960 8th Winter Olympic games open in Squaw Valley, Colorado
  • 19 Feb 1960 Protest strike in Poznan, Poland.
  • 21 Feb 1960 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open.
  • 24 Feb 1960 US beats Germany in Olympics hockey finals round, 9-1.
  • 26 Feb 1960 Soviet premier Khrushchev voices support for Indonesia.
  • 27 Feb 1960 US Olympics Ice Hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 en route to gold medal.
  • 28 Feb 1960 8th winter Olympic games close at Squaw Valley, Colorado
  • 29 Feb 1960 KRET TV channel 23 in Richardson, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 03 Feb 1960 British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan speaks of "a wind of change", signalling that his Government was likely to support decolonisation.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Running Bear
  2. - Teen Angel
  3. - The Theme From A Summer Place
  4. - El Paso
  5. - Where Or When

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Why
  2. - Voice In The Wilderness
  3. - Poor Me
  4. - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
  5. - Pretty Blue Eyes


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1960?

The Darkness And The Dawn by Thomas B. Costain

The Darkness And The Dawn


The Darkness and the Dawn

The Elements Of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

The Elements Of Style


You recognize the names of the authors. The title is familiar to you. This book is probably something you've used. This is The Elements of Style. It's the classic style guide.

My Wicked, Wicked Ways by Errol Flynn

My Wicked, Wicked Ways


Errol Flynn is a man well-known to millions as the greatest swashbuckler on the silver screen. He was complex and lived an adventurous life that was far beyond the scope of any of his films.

The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan

The Longest Day


This is the classic account of the Allied invasion in Normandy.

The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick

The Ugly American


This multi-million-copy bestseller is the one that gave rise to the term "tragic American blunders abroad". The episode that gives the book its name is Homer Atkins. He's a simple and plain-spoken man who was sent by the U.S.