July 1960 calendar

July 1960

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1960?


  • 01 Jul 1960 British Somaliland becomes Somalia
  • 02 Jul 1960 Once Upon a Mattress closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 460 performances
  • 03 Jul 1960 Vernon Presley (father of Elvis) weds Dee Alliot
  • 04 Jul 1960 6th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright
  • 05 Jul 1960 Mongolia adopts constitution
  • 06 Jul 1960 Dr Barbara Moore completes a 3,207-mile walk from Los Angeles to New York City.
  • 07 Jul 1960 Neth-US cemetery Margraten official opens
  • 08 Jul 1960 Francis Gary Powers is charged with espionage resulting from his flight over the Soviet Union.
  • 10 Jul 1960 Belgium sends troops to Congo
  • 11 Jul 1960 28th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Kansas City
  • 12 Jul 1960 Congo, Chad and Central African Republic declare independence
  • 13 Jul 1960 29th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Yankee Stadium, New York
  • 14 Jul 1960 Barbara Romack wins LPGA Leesburg Pro-Am Golf Tournament
  • 16 Jul 1960 George Crowe sets record of 12 pinch-hit home runs with a runner on.
  • 18 Jul 1960 1st UN troops reach Congo
  • 19 Jul 1960 San Francisco Giants' Juan Marichal debuts, with a one hitter against Philadelphia Phillies.
  • 20 Jul 1960 Sirima Bandaranaike becomes 1st female Premier of Ceylon
  • 21 Jul 1960 Francis Chichester arrive in New York aboard Gypsy Moth II, setting record of 40 days for a solo Atlantic crossing
  • 22 Jul 1960 Cuba nationalizes all US owned sugar factories
  • 24 Jul 1960 42nd PGA Championship: Jay Hebert shoots a 281 at Firestone Country Club - Akron
  • 25 Jul 1960 US Republican Convention nominates Nixon as presidential candidate
  • 26 Jul 1960 Italian government of Fanfani forms
  • 27 Jul 1960 VP Nixon nominated for President at Republican Convention in Chicago
  • 28 Jul 1960 Republican National convention selects Richard Nixon as candidate
  • 31 Jul 1960 KSOO (now KSFY) TV channel 13 in Sioux Falls, SD (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 01 Jul 1960 The Trust Territory of Somaliland (the former Italian Somaliland) gains its independence from Italy. Concurrently, it unites as scheduled with the five-day-old State of Somaliland (the former British Somaliland) to form the Somali Republic.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Everybody's Somebody's Fool
  2. - Alley-Oop
  3. - I'm Sorry
  4. - Cathy's Clown
  5. - Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Good Timin'
  2. - Please Don't Tease
  3. - Shakin' All Over
  4. - Three Steps To Heaven
  5. - Apache


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1960?

The Good Years by Walter Lord

The Good Years


1900-1914 These were the years of T.R. Trust busting, "the whole dinner pail", the Model T Ford, Wright Brothers' flying machine; "400", the Bunny Hug, and Turkey Trot were all part of this trust busting.

Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis

Folk Medicine


Folk Medicine is an indispensable book for anyone suffering from this debilitating disease. The best-selling author of Folk Medicine concentrates his remarkable talents on providing effective and natural remedies.

Mr. Citizen by Harry S. Truman

Mr. Citizen


315 pages - photo illustrated

That Certain Something by Arlene Francis

That Certain Something


A friend once described Arlene Francis' magnetic personality by saying that she was the only person she knew who acts as if life were the greatest party she had ever been to.

The Conscience Of A Conservative by Barry Goldwater

The Conscience Of A Conservative


2011 Reprint of the 1960 Edition. Original edition in full facsimile. Not reproduced using optical recognition software. Goldwater published "The Conscience Of A Conservative" in the year he was born.