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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1960?


Events

  • 03 Mar 1960 9th largest snowfall in NYC history (14.5)
  • 04 Mar 1960 Lucille Ball files for divorce from Desi Arnaz.
  • 05 Mar 1960 Elvis Presley ends 2-year hitch in US Army
  • 07 Mar 1960 Dutch Builders strike for CLA
  • 08 Mar 1960 Greenwillow opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 95 performances
  • 09 Mar 1960 Dr. Belding Hibbard Scribner implants for the first time a shunt he invented into a patient, which allows the patient to receive hemodialysis on a regular basis.
  • 10 Mar 1960 USSR agrees to stop nuclear testing.
  • 11 Mar 1960 Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth and Venus.
  • 13 Mar 1960 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.
  • 14 Mar 1960 Fourteen die in a train crash in Bakersfield, California, USA.
  • 15 Mar 1960 National Observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona dedicated.
  • 17 Mar 1960 Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA
  • 19 Mar 1960 Redhead closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 455 performances
  • 21 Mar 1960 Apartheid: Massacre in Sharpeville, South Africa: Police open fire on a group of unarmed black South African demonstrators, killing 69 and wounding 180.
  • 22 Mar 1960 AL Schawlow and C H Townes obtain patent for the laser
  • 23 Mar 1960 Explorer (8) fails to reach Earth orbit
  • 24 Mar 1960 US appeals court rules D.H. Lawrence's novel Lady Chatterly's Lover not obscene.
  • 25 Mar 1960 Ford Frick voids Cleveland Indians-Boston Red Sox deal as Sam White retires.
  • 26 Mar 1960 Orioles-Reds series for Havana, is moved to Miami
  • 27 Mar 1960 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Royal Crown Golf Open.
  • 28 Mar 1960 Pope John raises the first Japanese, first African, and first Filipino cardinals.
  • 29 Mar 1960 ''Tom Pillibi'' by Jacqueline Boyer (music by André Popp, text by Pierre Cour) wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1960 for France.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Breathless

Breathless

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Henri-Jacques Huet

Country: United States of America

Purple Noon

Purple Noon

Release year: 1960

Directed by: René Clément

Starring: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforêt, Erno Crisa

Country: United States of America

Peeping Tom

Peeping Tom

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Karlheinz Böhm, Anna Massey, Moira Shearer, Maxine Audley

Country: United States of America

The Angry Silence

The Angry Silence

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Guy Green

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Pier Angeli, Michael Craig, Bernard Lee

The League of Gentlemen

The League of Gentlemen

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick, Roger Livesey, Richard Attenborough

Books

Which were the most popular books released in March 1960?
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A Twist Of Sand by Geoffrey Jenkins

A Twist Of Sand

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Stein saw the white death in front of him and blenched. His face turned a sickly green and he pulled out the Luger.

Mrs. 'Arris Goes To New York by Paul Gallico

Mrs. 'Arris Goes To New York

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This is a 2007 reprint of the famous series from McCalls in 1959/1960. Small format hardcover with dust jacket.

Night Without End by Alistair MacLean

Night Without End

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On the Polar ice-cap, 640 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, the deadly, icy winds can freeze a man to death in minutes.

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.

Advise And Consent by Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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Advise And Consent