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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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Music charts

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Movies

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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Directed by: Vladimir Menshov

Starring: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Directed by: Robert Wiene

Starring: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Country: United States of America

Shutter Island

Shutter Island

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Country: United States of America

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Country: United States of America

Brazil

Brazil

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1960?
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The Joy Of Music by Leonard Bernstein

The Joy Of Music

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(Amadeus). This classic work is perhaps Bernstein's finest collection of conversations on the meaning and wonder of music. This book is a must for all music fans who wish to experience

My Wicked, Wicked Ways by Errol Flynn

My Wicked, Wicked Ways

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Known to millions as the preeminent swashbuckler of the silver screen, Errol Flynn was a complex man who lived a life far more adventurous than any of his films.

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.

Ourselves To Know by John O'Hara

Ourselves To Know

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"HAVE YOU HAD AN AFFAIR WITH ANOTHER MAN?" ROBERT MILLHOUSER ASKED HIS WIFE. "YES I HAVE," SHE TOLD HIM BRUTALLY...

The Darkness And The Dawn by Thomas B. Costain

The Darkness And The Dawn

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The Darkness and the Dawn