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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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The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

Country: United States of America

All About Eve

All About Eve

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Country: United States of America

Intersection

Intersection

Directed by: Tim French

Starring: Hoyt Richards, Anabella Casanova, Johnny Williams, Bonnie Hellman

Le cercle rouge

Le cercle rouge

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè, Yves Montand

Country: United States of America

Dances with Wolves

Dances with Wolves

Directed by: Kevin Costner

Starring: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1960?
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The Leopard by Guiseppe di Lampedusa

The Leopard

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The Sicilian prince, Don Fabrizio, hero of Lampedusa's great and only novel, is described as enormous in size, in intellect, and in sensuality.

The Waste Makers by Vance Packard

The Waste Makers

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An exposé of "the systematic attempt of business to make us wasteful, debt-ridden, permanently discontented individuals," The Waste Makers is Vance Packard's pioneering 1960 work on how the rapid growth of

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 House Of Five Talents by Louis Auchincloss

The House Of Five Talents

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Here is the gilt-framed portrait of a family through 5 generations of love, ambition and success... Julius Millinder, schooled in the golden age of robber barons.

Advise And Consent by Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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Advise And Consent