October 1960 calendar

October 1960

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1960?


  • 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
  • 10 Oct 1960 Laughs & Other Events opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 11 Oct 1960 Hurricane ravages East-Pakistan
  • 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.
  • 01 Oct 1960 Nigeria gains independence from the United Kingdom.
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Music charts

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

  1. - My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own
  2. - Mr. Custer
  3. - Save The Last Dance For Me
  4. - I Want To Be Wanted (Per Tutta La Vita)
  5. - The Twist

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Tell Laura I Love Her
  2. - Only The Lonely
  3. - As Long As He Needs Me
  4. - Nine Times Out Of Ten
  5. - How About That


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1960?

Baseball Is A Funny Game by Joe Garagiola

Baseball Is A Funny Game


What happens in the clubhouse? What happens at the mound during meetings? What is it like to be a wife of a ballplayer?

The Long Season by Jim Brosnan

The Long Season



The Leopard by Guiseppe di Lampedusa

The Leopard


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

Mr. Citizen by Harry S. Truman

Mr. Citizen


315 pages - photo illustrated

The Strategy Of Peace by John F. Kennedy

The Strategy Of Peace


"The statements in this volume are my attempt to clarify to myself and others my thoughts about the most important questions of foreign policy.