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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1960?


Events

  • 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

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Home from the Hill

Home from the Hill

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Eleanor Parker, George Peppard, George Hamilton

Sink the Bismarck!

Sink the Bismarck!

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Möhner, Laurence Naismith

Country: United States of America

Comanche Station

Comanche Station

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Budd Boetticher

Starring: Randolph Scott, Nancy Gates, Claude Akins, Skip Homeier

Conspiracy of Hearts

Conspiracy of Hearts

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Ralph Thomas

Starring: Lilli Palmer, Sylvia Syms, Yvonne Mitchell, Ronald Lewis

The Last Voyage

The Last Voyage

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Andrew L. Stone

Starring: Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, George Sanders, Edmond O'Brien

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1960?
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The War Lover by John Hersey

The War Lover

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THE WAR LOVER is about Buzz Morrow, a pilot who glorifies war and his military duties. Hersey makes the point that wars exist precisely because there are men like Buzz who revel in them.

Fuel For The Flame by Alec Waugh

Fuel For The Flame

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An imaginary island on the Equator has suddenly achieved importance through the discovery of oil - what will happen to the men and women living under the tensions of life on

Poor No More by Robert Ruark

Poor No More

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Stated First Edition in Very Good condition. Former owner taped the inside flaps to the boards, so tape ghosts at the outsides of the boards and tape ghosts on the flys.

Enough Good Men by Charles Mercer

Enough Good Men

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A compelling novel set during The American Revoulution

May This House Be Safe From Tigers by Alexander King

May This House Be Safe From Tigers

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Author: Alexander King. Memoir. Copyright: 1960. Illustrated with 23 original drawings from the author. 373 pages. Hardcover.