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1960

1960 was the year known as the year of Africa.

1960

Seventeen countries gained their independence from their colonial masters, through armed struggle. A charismatic John F. Kennedy presented to the American people an ambitious domestic agenda, where he sought to oust inequality and injustice. In this year, Elvis Presley released his tenth studio album named Elvis Is Back!

By 1960, the United States of America was at the height of civil rights freedom marches. Coincidentally the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first artificially produced birth control pill in the world. The pill took six years undergoing clinical tests and approved on May 9.

Twelve days later on May 21, the first tremor of an earthquake hit the Valdivia city in Chile. The series of earthquakes started with a 7.6 magnitude and followed by an 8.5 magnitude quake. The cause of the earthquakes was the Nazca oceanic plate plunged 50 feet below the South American plate. The effects were massive landslides down the nearby mountains. At twenty minutes past four, a 26-foot wave hit the coast taking with it buildings and other structures as it receded. A few moments later, a 35-foot wave rolled into the shore, and it killed more people than a thousand people. An estimated 5000 died and 2 million people left homeless.

In a rather bizarre incident, two planes collided over New York City on the snowy morning of December 16. The incident left 134 people dead, both in the airplanes as well as on the ground. When the debris landed, it took 72 hours to put out the multiple fires.

Unbeknownst to many people, the establishment of the American Football League (AFL) was in 1960 and meant to rival the National Football League (NFL). Finally, the American toy inventor, Randi Altschul was born in 1960.

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Denjir kchi, Susumu Fujita, Kenichi Enomoto

Country: United States

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Carve Her Name with Pride

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield, Jack Warner

Country: United States

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Santa Claus

Directed by: Ren Cardona

Starring: Jos Elas Moreno, Cesreo Quezadas 'Pulgarcito', Jos Luis Aguirre 'Trotsky'

Country: United States

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Our Man in Havana

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Alec Guinness, Maureen O'Hara, Burl Ives

Country: United States

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1960 ?

Dear And Glorious Physician

By: Taylor Caldwell

The world-famous novel about the triumphant story of St. Luke. Man of science, and Gospel writer. Today St. Luke is known as the author of the third Gospel of the New Testament, but two thousand years ago he was Lucanus, ...

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Advise And Consent

By: Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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Folk Medicine

By: Deforest Clinton Jarvis

In an essential work for any sufferer of the debilitating illness, the best-selling author of Folk Medicine focuses his extraordinary talents on providing natural and effective remedies for

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The Joy Of Music

By: Leonard Bernstein

(Amadeus). This classic work is perhaps Bernstein's finest collection of conversations on the meaning and wonder of music. This book is a must for all music fans who wish to experience

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Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1960 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. David
  2. Michael
  3. James
  4. John
  5. Robert
  6. Mark
  7. William
  8. Richard
  9. Thomas
  10. Steven
Top #10 female names
  1. Mary
  2. Susan
  3. Linda
  4. Karen
  5. Donna
  6. Lisa
  7. Patricia
  8. Debra
  9. Cynthia
  10. Deborah

What happened in each day of 1960

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