March 1960 calendar

March 1960

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1960?


  • 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 AndrĂ© Popp, text by Pierre Cour) wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1960 for France.
  • 05 Mar 1960 Indonesian President Sukarno dismissed the Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR), 1955 democratically elected parliament, and replaced with DPR-GR, the parliament of his own selected members.
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Music charts

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

  1. - The Theme From A Summer Place
  2. - Handy Man
  3. - He'll Have To Go
  4. - Wild One
  5. - Teen Angel

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Running Bear
  2. - My Old Man's A Dustman
  3. - Poor Me
  4. - Do You Mind?
  5. - Why


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1960?

The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick

The Ugly American


This multi-million-copy bestseller is the one that gave rise to the term "tragic American blunders abroad". The episode that gives the book its name is Homer Atkins. He's a simple and plain-spoken man who was sent by the U.S.

The Joy Of Music by Leonard Bernstein

The Joy Of Music


(Amadeus). This classic book is Bernstein's best collection of conversations about the meaning and wonder music. Music lovers who want to live the music they love will find this book invaluable.

The Splendid Misery by Jack Bell

The Splendid Misery


This book, which was published before 1923, is a reproduction of an important original.

A Twist Of Sand by Geoffrey Jenkins

A Twist Of Sand


Stein looked at the white death before him and began to bleed. He shook his head and pulled out the Luger.

The Darkness And The Dawn by Thomas B. Costain

The Darkness And The Dawn


The Darkness and the Dawn