January 1960 calendar
Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 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 January 1960: find out below
Which were the important events of January 1960?
- 01 Jan 1960 US census at 179,245,000
- 02 Jan 1960 John F Kennedy announces run for US Presidency
- 04 Jan 1960 European Free Trade Association forms in Stockholm, Sweden.
- 05 Jan 1960 Continental League, a proposed third major baseball league, gets an assurance of congressional support from New York Senator Kenneth Keating.
- 06 Jan 1960 National Airlines Flight 2511 is destroyed in mid-air by a bomb, while en route from New York City to Miami.
- 07 Jan 1960 The Polaris missile is test launched.
- 09 Jan 1960 Building of Aswan dam in Egypt begins.
- 10 Jan 1960 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Delmore Schwartz.
- 11 Jan 1960 Lamar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts.
- 12 Jan 1960 Sobers and Worrell complete 399 stand for fourth wicket versus England.
- 14 Jan 1960 US Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant
- 17 Jan 1960 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-21.
- 18 Jan 1960 US and Japan sign joint defense treaty
- 19 Jan 1960 Eisenhower and Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact
- 20 Jan 1960 Patrice Lumumba sentenced to 6 months in Belgian Congo
- 21 Jan 1960 Little Joe 1B, a Mercury spacecraft, lifts off from Wallops Island, Virginia with Miss Sam, a female rhesus monkey on board.
- 22 Jan 1960 Coal mine of Johnburg caves-in, 417 die
- 23 Jan 1960 Bathosphere Trieste reach bottom of Pacific
- 24 Jan 1960 Algerian War: Some units of European volunteers in Algiers stage an insurrection known as the ''barricades week'', during which they seize government buildings and clash with local police.
- 25 Jan 1960 In Washington, D.C., the National Association of Broadcasters reacts to the payola scandal by threatening fines for any disc jockeys who accepted money for playing particular records.
- 26 Jan 1960 High-school basketball sensation Danny Heater scores 135 points
- 28 Jan 1960 NFL announces Dallas Cowboys (1960) and Minnesota Vikings (1961) franchises.
- 30 Jan 1960 CIA OKs Lockheed to produce a new U-2 aircraft
- 31 Jan 1960 Songwriter Adolph Green marries actress / singer Phyllis Newman in New York City
American model (d. 1986).
Australian musician, vocalist of the band, "INXS.
English chef and writer.
American musician, lead singer with the group R.E.
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French writer, an essayist, novelist and dramatist.
American noted family, the daughter of John Barrymore and his second wife, Michael Strange.
Italian, ran world record 45,798 km, dies at age 40.
American actress who reached the peak of her acclaim in the 1943 stage production, "Voice of the Turtle.
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