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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1960?


Events

  • 01 Jun 1960 WDTV TV channel 5 in Clarksburg-Weston, WV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Jun 1960 Broadway theaters close
  • 05 Jun 1960 George Gobel Show, last airs on CBS-TV
  • 06 Jun 1960 Steve Allen Show, last airs on NBC-TV
  • 07 Jun 1960 U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy wins the California Democratic primary.
  • 08 Jun 1960 Argentine government demands release of Adolf Eichmann
  • 09 Jun 1960 ABC and AFL sign a 5 year contract
  • 11 Jun 1960 92nd Belmont: Bill Hartack aboard Celtic Ash wins in 2:29.2
  • 12 Jun 1960 KORN (now KDLT) TV channel 5 in Mitchell-Sioux Falls, SD (ABC) begins
  • 13 Jun 1960 Alley-Oop by Dyna-Sores peaks at #59
  • 15 Jun 1960 Angel Cordero wins his 1st of over 7000 horse races
  • 16 Jun 1960 Psycho, opens in New York
  • 17 Jun 1960 Fire consumes the El Rancho Vegas casino resort, on the Las Vegas Strip.
  • 18 Jun 1960 Destry Rides Again closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 472 performances
  • 19 Jun 1960 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
  • 20 Jun 1960 12nd Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Robert Stack and Jane Wyatt
  • 21 Jun 1960 Armin Hary runs world record 100m
  • 23 Jun 1960 Pat Boone Show, last airs on ABC-TV
  • 24 Jun 1960 Joseph Kasavubu is elected as the first President of the independent Congo.
  • 25 Jun 1960 Earthquake in NE Belgium
  • 26 Jun 1960 Hall of Fame allows veteran committee to vote annually
  • 27 Jun 1960 British Somaliland becomes part of Somalia
  • 28 Jun 1960 10.40 (26.42 cm) of rainfall, Dunmor, Kentucky
  • 29 Jun 1960 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 30 Jun 1960 US stops sugar import from Cuba
  • 05 Jun 1960 The Lake Bodom murders occur in Finland.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Cathy's Clown
  2. - Everybody's Somebody's Fool
  3. - Stuck On You
  4. - Good Timin'
  5. - Burning Bridges

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Three Steps To Heaven
  2. - Good Timin'
  3. - Cathy's Clown
  4. - Please Don't Tease
  5. - Cradle Of Love

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in June 1960?

Ourselves To Know by John O'Hara

Ourselves To Know

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"HAVE YOU EVER HAAD AN AFFAIR w/ANOTHER MAN?" ROBERT MILLHOUSER QUESTIONED HIS WIFE. "YES, I HAVE," SHE TOLD ROBERT MILLHOUSER BRUTALLY...

Return To Japan by Elizabeth Gray Vining

Return To Japan

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Return to Japan by Vining, Elizabeth Gray

My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart

My Brother Michael

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Mary Stewart, the author of numerous bestselling novels has often been compared to the Bronte sisters. Her 1960 novel My Brother Michael, a brilliant mingling romance and suspense, is a vivid example of her writing.

The Leopard by Guiseppe di Lampedusa

The Leopard

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Don Fabrizio, the Sicilian prince and hero of Lampedusa’s only novel, is described to be enormous in size, intellect, and sensuality.

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. Illustrations by 23 original drawings of the author. 373 pages. Hardcover.