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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1960?


Events

  • 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

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Movies

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Inception

Inception

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Country: United States of America

Cup Fever

Cup Fever

Directed by: David Bracknell

Starring: Bernard Cribbins, Sonia Graham, Dermot Kelly, David Lodge

Dersu Uzala

Dersu Uzala

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Mikhail Bychkov, Vladimir Khrulev

Country: United States of America

Drishyam

Drishyam

Directed by: Nishikant Kamat

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Tabu, Rajat Kapoor

Come and See

Come and See

Directed by: Elem Klimov

Starring: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in July 1960?
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The Night They Burned The Mountain by Thomas A. Dooley

The Night They Burned The Mountain

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The Night They Burned the Mountain by Thomas Dooley Hardcover 1960

Set This House On Fire by William Styron

Set This House On Fire

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The day after Peter Leverett met his old friend Mason Flagg in Italy, Mason was found dead. The hours leading up to his death were a nightmare for Peter - both

The Lincoln Lords by Cameron Hawley

The Lincoln Lords

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THE LINCOLN LORDS is a story about Lincoln Lord and his wife Maggie, their story of marriage and Lincoln's involvement in heading many organizations and institutions that control our lives.

I Kid You Not by Jack Paar

I Kid You Not

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Who is Jack Parr? I Kid You Not is the answer to this question by the one who has the inside story -- Jack Parr.

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.