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1960 Historical Event(s)
- January 6, 1960 – National Airlines Flight 2511 is destroyed in mid-air by a bomb, while en route from New York City to Miami, Florida.
- January 20, 1960 – Hendrik Verwoerd announces a plebiscite on whether South Africa should become a Republic.
- January 28, 1960 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rat in Chinese astrology.
- March 21, 1960 – Apartheid: Massacre in Sharpeville, South Africa: Police open fire on a group of unarmed black South African demonstrators, killing 69 and wounding 180.
- April 15, 1960 – At Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Ella Baker leads a conference that results in the creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, one of the principal organizations of the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
- May 16, 1960 – Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser, at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California.
- July 14, 1960 – Jane Goodall arrives at the Gombe Stream Reserve in present-day Tanzania to begin her famous study of chimpanzees in the wild.
- August 11, 1960 – Chad declares independence.
- August 16, 1960 – Cyprus gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
- October 30, 1960 – Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
Who Were Born On 1960?
- January 30, 1960 – Tony O'Dell, American actor
- March 4, 1960 – Thierry Pastor, French singer
- March 24, 1960 – Kelly LeBrock, American actress
- March 26, 1960 – Jennifer Grey, American actress
- April 23, 1960 – Steve Clark, English guitarist (Def Leppard) (d. 1991)
- May 18, 1960 – Jari Kurri, Finnish ice hockey player
- May 23, 1960 – Linden Ashby, American actor
- June 9, 1960 – Steve Paikin, Canadian journalist
- August 17, 1960 – Stephan Eicher, Swiss singer
- December 25, 1960 – Ron Bottitta, British actor