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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1960?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1960 14th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 2-1 at Montreal
  • 02 Oct 1960 Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament
  • 03 Oct 1960 Janio Quadros elected President of Brazil
  • 04 Oct 1960 Courier 1B launched; first active repeater satellite in orbit.
  • 05 Oct 1960 British Labour party demands unilateral nuclear disarmament
  • 07 Oct 1960 Route 66 premieres
  • 08 Oct 1960 Bobby Richarson hits a world series grand slammer (World Series #57).
  • 09 Oct 1960 Cowboy QB Eddie LeBaron throws shortest touchdown pass (2)
  • 10 Oct 1960 Laughs & Other Events opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 11 Oct 1960 Hurricane ravages East-Pakistan (6,000 die)
  • 12 Oct 1960 Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe at United Nations General Assembly session.
  • 13 Oct 1960 Nikita Khrushchev (PM USSR) bangs his shoe on table at UN
  • 14 Oct 1960 Belgian sen Victor Leemans reveals huge gas field in Groningen
  • 15 Oct 1960 Laughs & Other Events closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 16 Oct 1960 NL votes to admit Houston and New York to league
  • 17 Oct 1960 Tenderloin opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 216 performances
  • 18 Oct 1960 In Britain, News Chronicle and Daily Mail merge, and London Evening Star merges with Evening News
  • 19 Oct 1960 KWCS (now KOOG) TV channel 30 in Ogden, UT (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 20 Oct 1960 Ralph Houk replaces Casey Stengel as New York Yankees manager.
  • 21 Oct 1960 1st British nuclear sub Dreadnought launched
  • 22 Oct 1960 Cassius Clay wins 1st battle as professional boxer
  • 24 Oct 1960 Disaster on USSR (Baikonoer) launch pad, kills missile expert Nedelin & team (165 die-unconfirmed); USSR claims killed in plane crash
  • 25 Oct 1960 Cuba nationalizes all remaining US businesses
  • 26 Oct 1960 AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins and announces franchises in LA and Washington DC for 1961
  • 27 Oct 1960 AL admits LA and Washington to the league
  • 29 Oct 1960 Chartered C46 carrying California State's football team crashes, kills 16.
  • 30 Oct 1960 Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

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Movies

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

Spartacus

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

Country: United States of America

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts, Hylda Baker

Country: United States of America

Shoot the Piano Player

Shoot the Piano Player

Release year: 1960

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger, Michèle Mercier

Country: United States of America

North to Alaska

North to Alaska

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs, Fabian

Country: United States of America

Midnight Lace

Midnight Lace

Release year: 1960

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin, Myrna Loy

Country: United States of America

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1960?
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Away From Home by Rona Jaffe

Away From Home

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Three young and successful couples have come to the exotic shores of Rio, Brazil, to live and work in the late 50s.

The Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase

The Lovely Ambition

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“Readers who have come to expect Miss Chase to provide stunning evocations of time and place, particularly of nineteenth-century Maine, will not be disappointed by The Lovely Ambition.”

The Strategy Of Peace by John F. Kennedy

The Strategy Of Peace

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"The statements contained in this volume represent my own attempt to make plain to myself and to others my thoughts on the leading questions of foreign policy that have borne down

The Politics Of Upheaval by Arthur Schlesinger

The Politics Of Upheaval

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The Politics of Upheaval, 1935-1936, volume three of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.’s Age of Roosevelt series, concentrates on the turbulent concluding years of Franklin D.

Mistress Of Mellyn by Victoria Holt

Mistress Of Mellyn

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Mount Mellyn stood as proud and magnificent as she had envisioned...But what bout its master--Connan TreMellyn? Was Martha Leigh's new employer as romantic as his name sounded?