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1960Syracuse National Dolph Schayes is 1st NBA'er to score 15,000 points

1960Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Peach Blossom Golf Open

1960Mickey Mantle is 18th to hit 300 HRs

1960Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks

196074th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Neale Fraser beats Rod Laver (6-4 3-6 9-7 7-5)

1960"Steve Allen Show" last airs on NBC-TV

1960Roger Maris nips Mickey Mantle as AL MVP, 225-222

1960Ted Williams hit his 500th HR

19606th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

1960Gil Hodges set NL righty HR record with #352

1960Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev bangs his shoe on his desk at UN General Assembly session

1960Frank Sinatra's 1st session with Reprise Records (Ring-A-Ding-Ding)

1960Willard Libby wins the Nobel prize in Chemistry for his work developing carbon-14 dating (radiocarbon dating).

196032nd Academy Awards - "Ben-Hur", Charlton Heston & Simone Signoret win

196012th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Robert Stack & Jane Wyatt win

1960US Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant

1960DH Lawrence' "Lady Chatterley's Lover" ruled not obscene (NYC)

1960Wilt Chamberlain (Phila) sets NBA playoff record of 53 points

1960Pete Rozelle elected NFL commissioner on 23rd ballot

19601st patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes

1960Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

1960Fidel Castro nationalizes Esso, Shell & Texaco in Cuba

1960John F. Kennedy avers he does not speak for the Roman Catholic Church, and neither does the Church speak for him.

1960Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor".

1960Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open

1960JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) to become 35th US president

19602nd JFK & Richard Nixon debate

1960Elvis Presley ends 2-year hitch in US Army

1960"Psycho", starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in NY

196048th Australian Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats N Fraser (57 36 63 86 86)

1960Boston Celtic Bill Russell becomes 1st NBAer with 50 rebounds (51)

1960Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev voices support for Indonesia

1960Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra special

1960US Vice-president Richard Nixon nominated for presidential candidate at Republican convention in Chicago

1960Peace Corps 1st suggested by JFK

196024th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 282

1960Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHLer to score 1,000 points

1960JFK & Nixon clashed in 4th & final presidential debate (NYC)

1960Paul McCartney and Pete Best arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany for accusation of attempted arson.

1960Mickey Wright wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open

1960JFK makes "missile gap" the presidential campaign issue

1960Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open

1960Harvey Schmidt/Tom Jones' musical "Fantasticks" premieres in NYC

1960The Anne Frank House opens in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

1960US Democratic convention nominates JFK as presidential candidate

1960Opponents of Fidel Castro executed in Cuba

1960NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643' HR over right field roof in Detroit

1960Johnny Cash plays first of many free concerts behind bars

1960Muhammad Ali's (Cassius Clay) 1st professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker in 6

1960Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

1960Martin Luther King Jr. arrested in Atlanta sit-in

1960Vera Miles stars in the famous "Mirror Image" episode of the classic CBS television series "The Twilight Zone"

1960Republican National convention selects Richard Nixon as candidate

1960Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open

1960Jimi Hendrix, rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig.

1960Ted Williams hits his final homer #521 (off Jack Fisher)

1960Mary Leakey and her team discover the first fossils of Homo habilis, an early human ancestor, at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Homo habilis is thought to be one of the earliest species to make stone tools and lived between 1.4 and 2.3 million years ago.

1960Mickey Wright wins LPGA Grossinger Golf Open

1960Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

196015th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls

1960Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational

1960South Korean President Syngman Rhee resigns

1960Coleman/Leigh's musical "Wildcat" with Lucille Ball premieres in NYC

1960Ray Charles' "Georgia On My Mind" reaches #1

1960"Misfits" premieres, final movie for Clark Gable & Marilyn Monroe

196060th US Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots 280 at Cherry Hills in Denver

1960Maurice Richard announces his retirement. He finishes his career with 544 goals, an NHL record at the time.

1960Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)

1960Longest speech in UN history (4 hrs, 29 mins, by Fidel Castro)

1960JFK & Richard Nixon's third presidential debate

1960 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Bank of France issues new franc, worth 100 times the value of existing francs 
Jan 1
Cameroon (French Cameroon) gains independence from France 
Jan 1
Johnny Cash plays first of many free concerts behind bars 
Jan 1
Montserrat adopts constitution 
Jan 1
A photograph of a 13 year-old South African boy in a torn vest appears in the front page of the London Labour paper, the Daily Herald. According to the Native Labour Regulation Act, it was an offence to employ a Native in a mine under the age of 18 years. 
Jan 2
1st redshank old world shore bird reported in North America (Halifax) 
Jan 2
John Reynolds sets age of solar system at 4,950,000,000 years 
Jan 2
Roger Sessions' 4th Symphony, premieres 
Jan 2
Senator John F Kennedy, announces his candidacy for the US Presidency 
Jan 4
European Free Trade Association forms in Stockholm 
Jan 5
Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from NY Senator Kenneth Keating 
Jan 9
Building of Aswan dam in Egypt, begins 
Jan 10
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Delmore Schwartz 
Jan 11
Chad declares independence from France 
Jan 11
Lamar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts 
Jan 12
Sobers & Worrell complete 399 stand for 4th wkt v England 
Jan 12
Syracuse National Dolph Schayes is 1st NBA'er to score 15,000 points 
Jan 14
Tuindorp-Oostzaan in Northern Amsterdam, flooded 
Jan 14
US Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant 
Jan 17
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational 
Jan 17
NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-21 
Jan 18
US & Japan sign joint defense treaty 
Jan 19
Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact 
Jan 20
Patrice Lumumba sentenced to 6 months in Belgian Congo 
Jan 21
Little Joe 4 suborbital Mercury test reaches 16 km 
Jan 21
Rock falls traps 437 at Coalbrook, South Africa; 417 die of methane poisoning 
Jan 22
10th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 125-115 at Philadelphia 
Jan 22
French president De Gaulle escape attempt by general Massu 
Jan 22
Paul Pender beats Sugar Ray Robinson for middleweight boxing title 
Jan 23
Bathosphere "Trieste" reach bottom of Pacific (10,900 m) 
Jan 24
Algeria uprises against French president De Gaulle 
Jan 26
High-school basketball sensation Danny Heater scores 135 points 
Jan 26
Oakland enters AFL 
Jan 26
Pete Rozelle elected NFL commissioner on 23rd ballot 
Jan 28
1st photograph bounced off Moon, Washington DC 
Jan 28
Goon Show's final episode on BBC 
Jan 28
NFL announces Dallas Cowboys (1960) & Minnesota Vikings (1961) franchises 
Jan 30
CIA OKs Lockheed to produce a new U-2 aircraft (Oxcart) 
Jan 30
Dutch communist trade union EVC'58 disbands 
Jan 30
Riot curtails third days play at Port-Of-Spain WI v England 
Jan 30
US female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss 
Jan 30
US male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins 
Feb 1
34th Australian Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats J Lehane (75 62) 
Feb 1
4 students stage 1st civil rights sit-in, at Greensboro NC Woolworth 
Feb 1
48th Australian Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats N Fraser (57 36 63 86 86) 
Feb 1
Extreme right-wing rebels in Algiers surrender 
Feb 2
Michale Eufemia sinks 625 balls in pool match without a miss 
Feb 4
BBWAA voters fail to elect a new Hall of Fame member 
Feb 4
Giants move their offices to Candlestick Park 
Feb 4
Lionel Bart's musical "Fings ain't wot they used t'be," premieres 
Feb 7
Old handwriting found in at Qumran, near the Dead Sea 
Feb 8
Boston Celtic Bill Russell becomes 1st NBAer with 50 rebounds (51) 
Feb 8
Congress opens hearings looking into payola 
Feb 8
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor". 
Feb 9
AFL & NFL agree verbally to a no tampering pact 
Feb 10
"Unsinkable Molly Brown" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 532 perfs 
Feb 10
Charles Ives' "Lincoln, the Great Commoner," premieres 
Feb 11
Jack Paar walks off his TV show 
Feb 12
Chinese army kills 12 Indian soldiers 
Feb 13
"Beg, Borrow or Steal" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 perfs 
Feb 13
"Saratoga" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 performances 
Feb 13
France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria 
Feb 14
Beverly Hanson wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open 
Feb 14
Marshal Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan 
Feb 16
US nuclear submarine USS Triton set off on underwater round-world trip 
Feb 18
8th Winter Olympic games open in Squaw Valley, Cal 
Feb 18
Walter O'Malley, LA Dodger owner, purchases Chavez Ravine for $494,000 
Feb 19
Bil Keane's "Family Circus" cartoon strip debuts 
Feb 19
Protest strike in Poznan, Poland 
Feb 20
Jimi Hendrix, rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig. 
Feb 21
Fay Crocker wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open 
Feb 23
Demolition begins on Brooklyn's Ebbets Field (opened in 1913) 
Feb 24
Italian government of Segni falls 
Feb 24
US beats Germany in Olympic hockey finals round, 9-1 
Feb 25
John Cage's "Music for Amplified Toy Pianos," premieres 
Feb 25
Lillian Hellman's "Toys in the Attic," premieres in NYC 
Feb 26
Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev voices support for Indonesia 
Feb 26
USA's David Jenkins wins Olympic Gold for men's figure skating 
Feb 26
Verne Gagne beats Doctor X in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ 
Feb 26
Vera Miles stars in the famous "Mirror Image" episode of the classic CBS television series "The Twilight Zone" 
Feb 27
Oil pipe line from Rotterdam to Ruhrgebied opens 
Feb 27
US Olympic Ice Hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 en route to gold medal 
Feb 28
8th winter Olympic games close at Squaw Valley, Cal 
Feb 28
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open 
Feb 28
US wins Olympic hockey gold medal by defeating Canada 
Feb 29
1st Playboy Club, featuring bunnies, opens in Chicago 
Feb 29
Earthquake kills 1/3 of Agadir Morocco population (12,000) in 15 sec 
Feb 29
JFK makes "missile gap" the presidential campaign issue 
Feb 29
KRET TV channel 23 in Richardson, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Mar 3
9th largest snowfall in NYC history (14.5") 
Mar 4
French freighter "La Coubre" explodes in Havana Cuba, killing 100 
Mar 5
Elvis Presley ends 2-year hitch in US Army 
Mar 5
Ice Dance Championship at Vancouver won by Denny & Jones (GRB) 
Mar 5
Ice Pairs Championship at Vancouver won by Wagner & Paul (CAN) 
Mar 5
Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vancouver won by Alain Giletti (FRA) 
Mar 5
Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champions in Vancouver won by Carol E Heiss (USA) 
Mar 5
The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis originates when Alister Hardy publicly announces his idea that ape-human divergence may have been due to a coastal phase. 
Mar 6
President Sukarno disbands Indonesia's parliament 
Mar 7
Dutch Builders strike for CLA 
Mar 8
"Greenwillow" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 95 performances 
Mar 10
USSR agrees to stop nuclear testing 
Mar 11
Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth & Venus 
Mar 13
Fay Crocker wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship 
Mar 13
NFL's Chicago Cardinals moves to St Louis 
Mar 13
White Sox unveil new road uniforms with players' names above number 
Mar 14
14 die in a train crash in Bakersfield Calif 
Mar 14
Wilt Chamberlain (Phila) sets NBA playoff record of 53 points 
Mar 15
Key Largo Coral Reef Preserve established (1st underwater park) 
Mar 15
National Observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona dedicated 
Mar 17
Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA 
Mar 17
WSLA (now WAKA) TV channel 8 in Selma, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Mar 19
"Redhead" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 455 performances 
Mar 19
22nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ohio State beats California 75-55 
Mar 21
Sharpeville Massacre: Police kill 72 in South Africa & outlaws ANC 
Mar 22
1st patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes 
Mar 23
Explorer (8) fails to reach Earth orbit 
Mar 24
US appeals court rules novel "Lady Chatterly's Lover" not obscene 
Mar 25
1st guided missile launched from nuclear powered sub (Halibut) 
Mar 25
DH Lawrence' "Lady Chatterley's Lover" ruled not obscene (NYC) 
Mar 25
Ford Frick voids Indians-Red Sox deal as Sam White retires 
Mar 25
Italian government Tambroni forms 
Mar 26
Iraq executes 30 after attack on Pres Kassem 
Mar 26
Orioles-Reds series planned for Havana is moved to Miami 
Mar 26
USC captures NCAA swimming title 
Mar 27
Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Royal Crown Golf Open 
Mar 28
Pope John appoints the first Japanese, African & Filipino cardinals 
Mar 28
Scotch whisky factory explodes burying 20 fire fighters (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Mar 29
Darius Milhaud's 9th Symphony, premieres 
Mar 31
Gore Vidal's "Best Man" premieres in NYC 
Apr 1
Census determines the resident population of the United States to be 179,245,000 
Apr 1
2nd French atom bomb explodes (Sahara) 
Apr 1
France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds, Algeria 
Apr 1
Mabry Harper catches a 25 lb Walleye in Tennessee 
Apr 1
U Nu elected premier of Burma 
Apr 1
1st weather satellite launched (TIROS 1) 
Apr 2
Cuba buys oil from USSR 
Apr 2
KPEC TV channel 56 in Lakewood Center-Tacoma, WA (PBS) 1st broadcast 
Apr 3
Earthquake at Havre, Belgium 
Apr 4
32nd Academy Awards - "Ben-Hur", Charlton Heston & Simone Signoret win 
Apr 4
Oscar awarded to Neth director Bert Haanstra 
Apr 4
Project Ozma begins at Green Bank radio astronomy center 
Apr 4
Senegal declares independence from France 
Apr 8
Neth & Germany sign accord concerning war casualties 
Apr 8
US Senate passes Civil Rights Bill with measures against discriminatory voting pracrices 
Apr 9
14th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3 
Apr 9
South African premier Verwoerd wounded in battle 
Apr 10
24th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 282 
Apr 10
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open 
Apr 10
Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill 
Apr 12
Bert Haanstra wins Oscar for "Glass" 
Apr 12
Bill Veeck & Chicago Comiskey Park debuts "Exploding Scoreboard" 
Apr 13
France becomes 4th nuclear nation exploding an A-Bomb in Sahara 
Apr 13
Transit 1B, 1st navigational satellite, placed in Earth orbit 
Apr 14
"Bye Bye Birdie" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 607 performances 
Apr 14
1st underwater launching of Polaris missile 
Apr 14
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Maple Leafs in 4 games 
Apr 15
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), organizes at Shaw U 
Apr 17
American Samoa sets up a constitutional government 
Apr 17
Cleveland Indians trade Rocky Colavito to Tigers for Harvey Kuenn 
Apr 19
64th Boston Marathon won by Paavo Kotila of Finland in 2:20:54 
Apr 19
Baseball uniforms begin displaying players' names on their backs 
Apr 19
Comiskey Park's famed "exploding" scoreboard begins operating 
Apr 20
"From A to Z" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 21 performances 
Apr 21
Brasilia becomes capital of Brazil 
Apr 21
Founding of the Orthodox Bahá'í Faith in Washington, D.C. 
Apr 23
1st performance of Ferde Grofe's "San Francisco Suite" 
Apr 24
14th Tony Awards: Miracle Worker & Fiorello! win 
Apr 24
Heavy earthquake strikes South Persia, 500 killed 
Apr 24
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open 
Apr 24
Record 4 grand slams hit today 
Apr 25
1st submerged circumnavigation of Earth completed (Triton) 
Apr 27
1st atomic powered electric-drive submarine launched (Tullibee) 
Apr 27
South Korean President Syngman Rhee resigns 
Apr 27
Togo (formerly French Togo) declares independence from French adm 
Apr 28
"Christine" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 12 performances 
Apr 28
WIPM TV channel 3 in Mayaguez, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Apr 28
Elena Kagan, New York, US Supreme Court Judge 
May 1
India's Bombay state split into Gujarat & Maharashtra states 
May 1
Pancho Gonzalez retires from tennis 
May 1
Russia shoots down Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane over Sverdlovsk 
May 2
Harry Belafonte 2nd Carnegie Hall performance 
May 2
Pulitzer prize awarded to Al Drury (Advice & Consent) 
May 2
"American Bandstand's" Dick Clark 
May 2
House investigating committee, looking into payola questions 
May 3
Harvey Schmidt/Tom Jones' musical "Fantasticks" premieres in NYC 
May 3
The Anne Frank House opens in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 
May 4
1st great Delta dam closes, North-South Beveland 
May 6
US President Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960 
May 6
Students attack Dutch embassy in Djakarta 
May 6
Trotsky's murderer Jacques Mornard (Ramon Mercader) freed in Mexico 
May 7
"Christine" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances 
May 7
"Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater NYC after 602 perfs 
May 7
"From A to Z" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 21 performances 
May 7
86th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Venetian Way wins in 2:02.4 
May 7
Dodgers Larry & Norm Sherry are baseball's 10th brother battery 
May 7
LA Dodger Norm Sherry's 11th HR wins the game for brother Larry 
May 7
Leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as pres of USSR 
May 7
Michael Tal beats Botvinnik 12½-8½ for world chess championship 
May 7
USSR announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy 
May 8
USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations 
May 8
Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Peach Blossom Golf Open 
May 9
Nigeria becomes a member of British Commonwealth 
May 9
US is 1st country to use the birth control pill legally 
May 9
US send U-2 over USSR 
May 10
John F Kennedy wins primary in West Virginia 
May 10
US atomic sub USS Triton completes 1st submerged circumnavigation of the globe 
May 11
French liner "France" launched 
May 11
Israeli soldiers capture Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires 
May 11
The first contraceptive pill is made available on the market. 
May 12
Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra special 
May 13
1st launch of Delta satellite launching vehicle; it failed 
May 13
Phillies lose 3rd consecutive 1-0 game 
May 13
WOLE TV channel 12 in Aguadillo, PR 
May 14
"At the Drop of a Hat" closes at John Golden NYC after 216 perfs 
May 14
USSR launch 1st (unmanned) space capsule 
May 14
Virgil Thomson's "Missa Pro Defunctis" premieres in Potsdam NY 
May 15
Chic Cub Don Cardwell no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0 
May 15
Dmitri Shostakovitch's 7th String quartet premieres in Leningrad 
May 15
KHVO TV channel 13 in Hilo, HI (ABC) begins broadcasting 
May 15
Sputnik 4 launched into Earth orbit; later recovery failed 
May 15
Taxes took 25% of earnings in US 
May 16
Big 4 summit in Paris collapses as USSR levels spy charges against US 
May 16
Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser, at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California. 
May 17
1st atomic reactor system patents, J W Flora of Canoga Park CA 
May 18
Eillen Fulton begins playing Lisa on As the World Turn (for > 30 yrs) 
May 18
Jean Genet's "Le Balcon" premieres in Paris 
May 19
Alan Freed & eight other DJs accused of taking radio payola 
May 19
Belgian parliament requires rest day for self employed 
May 19
Juan Marichal debuts as SF Giant pitcher, beats Phillies on 1 hitter 
May 19
USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 33,222 m 
May 20
Baseball game in Milwaukee postponed due to dense fog 
May 21
86th Preakness: Bobby Ussery aboard Bally Ache wins in 1:57.6 
May 22
Virtually all coastal towns between 37th & 44th parallels severly damaged by tsunami that strikes Hilo, Hawaii at 01:04 AM 
May 23
"Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 12 performances 
May 23
"Got A Girl" by The Four Preps hits #24 
May 23
Israel announces capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina 
May 23
WGTV TV channel 8 in Athens-Atlanta, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
May 23
WKBM TV (now WLII) channel 11 in Caguas/San Juan, PR 1st broadcast 
May 23
WRCA radio changes call letters back to WNBC (NYC) 
May 24
1 millionth Dutch telephone installed 
May 25
George Crowe's record 11th pinch-hit HR 
May 27
1st use of oversized catching mitt (Balt Oriole Clint Courtney) 
May 27
Balt manager Paul Richards devises oversized catcher's mitt 
May 27
Military coup overthrows democratic government of Turkey 
May 28
"Greenwillow" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 95 performances 
May 29
Everly Brothers "Cathy's Clown" hits #1 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Jim Rathmann wins in 3:36:11.384 (223.324 km/h) 
Jun 1
"Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances 
Jun 1
WDTV TV channel 5 in Clarksburg-Weston, WV (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Jun 2
Broadway theaters close (labor dispute between owners & Actors Equity) 
Jun 5
"George Gobel Show" last airs on CBS-TV 
Jun 5
Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open 
Jun 6
Roy Orbison releases "Only the Lonely" 
Jun 6
South Africa police kills 11 Pondo's at Nqusa Hill 
Jun 6
"Steve Allen Show" last airs on NBC-TV 
Jun 8
1st date in James Clavell's novel "Nobel House" 
Jun 8
Argentine government demands release of Adolf Eichmann 
Jun 9
ABC & AFL sign a 5 year contract 
Jun 9
Typhoon Mary in China killed at least 1,600 
Jun 11
92nd Belmont: Bill Hartack aboard Celtic Ash wins in 2:29.2 
Jun 11
House packed with wedding celebrants collapses killing 30 (Pakistan) 
Jun 12
KORN (now KDLT) TV channel 5 in Mitchell-Sioux Falls, SD (ABC) begins 
Jun 12
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament 
Jun 13
"Alley-Oop" by Dyna-Sores peaks at #59 
Jun 13
Prince Norodom Sihanoek becomes head of Cambodia 
Jun 15
Angel Cordero wins his 1st of over 7000 horse races 
Jun 15
Argentina complains to UN about Israeli illicit transfer of Eichmann 
Jun 16
"Psycho", starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in NY 
Jun 16
Pres Eisenhower cancels trip to Japan 
Jun 17
Ted Williams hit his 500th HR 
Jun 18
"Destry Rides Again" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 472 perfs 
Jun 18
60th US Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots 280 at Cherry Hills in Denver 
Jun 18
Giants hire Tom Sheehan as baseball's oldest debuting manager (66) 
Jun 18
Real Madrid wins 5th Europe Cup 1 
Jun 19
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open 
Jun 19
Loretta Lynn records "Honky Tonk Girl" 
Jun 20
12th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Robert Stack & Jane Wyatt win 
Jun 20
Federation of Mali (& Senegal) becomes independent of France 
Jun 20
Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 5 for heavyweight boxing title 
Jun 21
Armin Hary runs world record 100m (10.0) 
Jun 23
"Pat Boone Show" last airs on ABC-TV 
Jun 23
Japan signs security treaty with the US 
Jun 24
Geoff Griffin takes a hat-trick South Africa v England Lord's 
Jun 25
Earthquake in NE Belgium 
Jun 25
Madagascar gains independence from France 
Jun 25
Somaliland is granted independence by British government 
Jun 25
South Africa beats New Zealand 13-0 in the first rugby test of the series in Johannesburg 
Jun 26
British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain 
Jun 26
Hall of Fame allows veteran committee to vote annually 
Jun 26
Italian Somaliland declares independence from Italian administration 
Jun 26
Madagascar (formerly Malagasy Rep) declares independence from France 
Jun 27
British Somaliland becomes part of Somalia 
Jun 27
Chlorophyll "A" synthesized in Cambridge, Massachusetts 
Jun 27
Oil pipe line from Rotterdam-Ruhrgebied opens 
Jun 28
10.40" (26.42 cm) of rainfall, Dunmor, Kentucky (state 24-hour record) 
Jun 29
Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Western Golf Open 
Jun 29
KYA-AM in SF changes call letters to KDBQ (for 2 weeks) 
Jun 30
US stops sugar import from Cuba 
Jun 30
Zaire (formerly Belgian Congo) declares independence from Belgium 
Jul 1
Benjamin Britten's cantate "Carmen Baseliense," premieres in Basel 
Jul 1
The independent Somali Democratic Republic, commonly known as Somalia, is formed out of former British and Italian territories 
Jul 1
Fidel Castro nationalizes Esso, Shell & Texaco in Cuba 
Jul 1
Ghana becomes a republic 
Jul 1
No passports needed inside Benelux 
Jul 1
USSR shoots down US RB-47 reconnaissance plane 
Jul 1
Robert Bolt's "Man For All Seasons" premieres in London 
Jul 1
74th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Neale Fraser beats Rod Laver (6-4 3-6 9-7 7-5) 
Jul 2
"Once Upon a Mattress" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 460 perfs 
Jul 4
6th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright 
Jul 4
America's new 50-star flag honoring Hawaiian statehood unfurled 
Jul 4
Mickey Mantle is 18th to hit 300 HRs 
Jul 5
Mongolia adopts constitution 
Jul 6
Dr Barbara Moore completes a 3,207 mile walk from LA to NYC 
Jul 7
US cemetery officially opens at Margraten, Netherlands 
Jul 7
USSR shoots down a US aircraft over Barents sea 
Jul 8
Fidel Castro ends Havana's Intl League team, Sugar Kings move to NJ 
Jul 10
Belgium sends troops to Congo 
Jul 10
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Youngstown Kitchens (Trumball Golf Open) 
Jul 11
28th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, KC 
Jul 11
Czechoslovakia adopts Constitution 
Jul 11
Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Upper Volta & Niger declare independence 
Jul 11
Moise Tsjombe declares Congolese county Katanga independence 
Jul 12
Congo, Chad & Central African Republic declare independence 
Jul 12
Echo I, 1st passive satellite launched 
Jul 12
Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Hoosier Celebrity Golf Tournament 
Jul 12
USSR's Sputnik 5 launched with 2 dogs 
Jul 12
XEWT TV channel 12 in Tijuana-San Diego, CA (IND) begins broadcasting 
Jul 12
Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded. 
Jul 13
29th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Yankee Stadium, New York 
Jul 13
KDBQ-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KYA 
Jul 13
US Democratic convention nominates JFK as presidential candidate 
Jul 14
Barbara Romack wins LPGA Leesburg Pro-Am Golf Tournament 
Jul 14
Fire raging through a Guatemala City, Guatemala insane asylum kills 225, severly injuring 300 
Jul 15
Balt Orioles' Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle 
Jul 15
UN troops arrive in Congo to help deal with the political crisis after Moïse-Kapenda Tshombé's declaration of independence for Katanga province 
Jul 16
205,000 (record sports attend) see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer 
Jul 16
George Crowe sets record of 12 pinch hit HRs with a runner on 
Jul 18
1st UN troops reach Congo 
Jul 18
Baseball's NL votes to add Houston & NY franchises 
Jul 18
Premier Kishi of Japan resigns 
Jul 19
Italian government Tambroni, resigns 
Jul 19
SF Giants Juan Marichal debuts, with a 1 hitter against Phillies 
Jul 20
1st submerged submarine to fire Polaris missile (George Washington) 
Jul 20
Sirima Bandaranaike becomes 1st female premier of Ceylon 
Jul 20
USSR recovered 2 dogs; 1st living organisms to return from space 
Jul 20
The head of the Physics Department at the Israel Institute of Technology, Kurt Sitte, is arrested for espionage. 
Jul 21
Country of Katanga forms in Africa 
Jul 21
In Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) Sirima Bandaranaike is world's 1st woman PM 
Jul 21
Francis Chichester arrive in NY aboard Gypsy Moth II, setting record of 40 days for a solo Atlantic crossing 
Jul 22
Cuba nationalizes all US-owned sugar factories 
Jul 23
15th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls 
Jul 24
42nd PGA Championship: Jay Hebert shoots a 281 at Firestone CC Akron 
Jul 25
Companie Industrielle et Forestere (Indufor) forms in Brussels 
Jul 26
Italian government of Fanfani forms 
Jul 27
US Vice-president Richard Nixon nominated for presidential candidate at Republican convention in Chicago 
Jul 28
Republican National convention selects Richard Nixon as candidate 
Jul 30
1st AFL preseason game Boston Patriots defeat Bills in Buffalo (28-7) 
Jul 31
Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, calls for a black state 
Jul 31
KSOO (now KSFY) TV channel 13 in Sioux Falls, SD (NBC) 1st broadcast 
Jul 31
Patty Berg wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open 
Aug 1
Aretha Franklins 1st recording session 
Aug 1
Benin (Dahomey) gains independence from France 
Aug 1
Chubby Checker releases "The Twist" 
Aug 1
Islamabad declared as the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan. 
Aug 3
Niger gains independence from France 
Aug 4
Rocket propelled USAF research aircraft sets record at 2,150 MPH 
Aug 5
Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) declares independence from France 
Aug 5
Detroit trades manager Jimmy Dykes for Cleve's Joe Gordon 
Aug 6
Pitt Steelers (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 43-16 in Toronto 
Aug 6
The UN Security Council lay down rules which would allow UN forces to enter Congo 
Aug 7
Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) gains independence from France 
Aug 7
Students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches 
Aug 7
Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open 
Aug 8
"Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini" hits #1 
Aug 8
Ivory Coast declares independence 
Aug 8
South Kasai secedes from the Congo. 
Aug 8
Charges against 53 of the 76 Africans detained after the Sharpeville massacre in South Africa are dropped 
Aug 9
Race riot in Jacksonville, Florida 
Aug 10
Discoverer 13 launched into orbit; returned 1st object from space 
Aug 10
Nicolaas Jouwe forms PANA in New-Guinea 
Aug 11
Chad declares Independence from France 
Aug 12
27th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 32, All-Stars 7 (70,000) 
Aug 12
Echo 1, 1st communications satellite, is launched 
Aug 12
Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 8.21m 
Aug 12
USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to an altitude of 41,600 m 
Aug 13
Central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France 
Aug 13
USSR withdraws advisors from China 
Aug 13
The first two-way conversation via satellite is undertaken using Echo 1 
Aug 14
UN peace-keeping troops deployed to the Republic of Congo 
Aug 15
CFL's Calgary Stampeders move into McMahon Stadium 
Aug 15
Chic Bears beat NY Giants 16-7 in Toronto (NFL expo) 
Aug 15
Congo (formerly Congo/Brazzaville) declares Independence from France 
Aug 15
Mil Brave Lew Burdette no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0 
Aug 15
UFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen 
Aug 16
Britain grants independence to crown colony of Cyprus 
Aug 16
Joseph Kittinger parachutes from balloon at 31,330 m (84,700') 
Aug 16
Republic of Congo (Zaire, Dem Rep of Congo) forms 
Aug 17
Francis Gary Powers U-2 spy trial opens in Moscow 
Aug 17
Gabon gains independence from France (National Day) 
Aug 17
Indonesia drops diplomatic relations with Netherlands 
Aug 18
1st commercial oral contraceptive, Enovid 10 debuts in Skokie Ill 
Aug 18
1st photograph bounced off a satellite, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Richardson, Texas 
Aug 18
The Beatles give their 1st public performance (Kaiserkeller in Hamburg) 
Aug 18
Lew Burdette pitches to just 27 for a 1-0 no-hitter against Phillies 
Aug 19
Francis Gary Powers convicted of spying by USSR (U-2 incident) 
Aug 19
Sputnik 5 carries 2 dogs, 3 mice into orbit as the first animals launched on a round trip into space (later recovered alive) 
Aug 19
The first commercial atomic energy reactor, owned by the Yankee Atomic Electric Company, achieves a self-sustaining nuclear reaction in Rowe, Deerfield River, Massachusetts 
Aug 20
Senegal breaks from Mali federation, declaring independence 
Aug 20
USSR recovers 2 dogs, 1st living organisms to return from space 
Aug 22
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open 
Aug 22
Gil Hodges set NL righty HR record with #352 
Aug 23
World's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea) 
Aug 24
-127°F (-88°C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record) 
Aug 24
60 people die when bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil 
Aug 25
17th summer olympics opens in Rome 
Aug 25
AFL begins placing players names on back of their jersies 
Aug 25
Demonstrations against premier Lumumba 
Aug 27
Anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5) 
Aug 27
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Grossinger Golf Open 
Aug 28
White Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run HR is disallowed as ump called time 
Aug 29
Jordan premier Hazza-el-Madjali deadly injured at bomb attack 
Aug 30
Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7 
Aug 30
East Germany imposes a partial blockade on West Berlin 
Aug 31
Agricultural Hall of Fame forms 
Sep 1
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open 
Sep 2
Tamara & Irina Press (USSR) become 1st sisters to win olympic gold 
Sep 2
William Walton's 2nd Symphony, premieres 
Sep 2
The first election of the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, in history of Tibet. The Tibetan community observes this date as the Democracy Day. 
Sep 4
-12] Hurricane Donna, kills 148 in Caribbean & US 
Sep 5
Cassius Clay wins Olympic light heavyweight gold medal 
Sep 5
President Kasavubu fires premier Lumumba of Congo 
Sep 5
Wilma Rudolph wins her 2nd gold medal 
Sep 5
A.J. Foyt wins the first of 67 Indy car victories at Du Quoin, Ill. State Fairgrounds. 
Sep 5
The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal. 
Sep 7
Ljudmila Shevcova runs female olympic record 800m (2:04.3) 
Sep 8
German Democratic Republic limits access to East-Berlin for West Berliners 
Sep 9
4th American Football League plays 1st game (Denver 13, Boston 10) 
Sep 10
Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2) 
Sep 10
NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643' HR over right field roof in Detroit 
Sep 11
17th Olympic games close in Rome Italy 
Sep 11
74th US Womens Tennis: Darlene R Hard beats Maria Fraser (64 1012 64) 
Sep 11
80th US Mens Tennis: Neale A Fraser beats Rodney G Laver (64 64 97) 
Sep 11
The Young Americans for Freedom, meeting at home of William F. Buckley, Jr., promulgate the Sharon Statement. 
Sep 12
"Vintage '60" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 8 performances 
Sep 12
John F. Kennedy avers he does not speak for the Roman Catholic Church, and neither does the Church speak for him. 
Sep 13
Dutch 1st Chamber condemns soccer-law 
Sep 14
Chubby Checker's "Twist" hits #1 
Sep 14
Coup under Col Joseph-Desire Mobutu in Congo 
Sep 14
Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia & Venezuela form Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) 
Sep 14
KERA TV channel 13 in Dallas, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 15
France spends 9 billion guilders on atomic experiments 
Sep 15
Maurice Richard announces his retirement. He finishes his career with 544 goals, an NHL record at the time. 
Sep 16
Amos Alonzo Stagg retires as a football coach at 98 
Sep 16
Mil Brave Warren Spahn no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 4-0 
Sep 17
"Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 perfs 
Sep 17
Cuba nationalizes US banks 
Sep 18
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open 
Sep 19
Chubby Checkers' "Twist" reaches #1 
Sep 20
UN General Assembly admit 13 African countries & Cyprus (96 nations) 
Sep 20
WFSU TV channel 11 in Tallahassee, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 22
Mali (formerly French Sudan) declares independence from France 
Sep 24
International Development Association (UN agency) comes into existence 
Sep 24
USS Enterprise, 1st nuclear power aircraft carrier, launched 
Sep 25
Chubby Checker's "Twist" hits #1 
Sep 25
For 1st time since 1927, Pirates clinch NL pennant 
Sep 25
NY Yankees clinch AL pennant 
Sep 25
Phillies beat Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses 
Sep 26
1st of 4 TV debates Nixon & Kennedy took place (Chicago) 
Sep 26
Longest speech in UN history (4 hrs, 29 mins, by Fidel Castro
Sep 27
Europe's 1st "moving pavement" (travelator), opens at Bank station on the London Underground 
Sep 28
"Millionaire" last airs on CBS-TV 
Sep 28
"My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own" by Connie Francis hits #1 
Sep 28
"Queen For A Day" moves to ABC-TV 
Sep 28
"Sunrise at Campobello" premiered at Palace theater 
Sep 28
Ted Williams hits his final homer #521 (off Jack Fisher) 
Sep 29
"Johnny Ringo" TV Western Drama; last airs on CBS-TV 
Sep 29
"My Three Sons" starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV 
Sep 29
"Outlaws" TV Western Drama; debuts on NBC-TV 
Sep 29
"Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ricky Valance peaks at #1 in UK 
Sep 29
"lrma La Douce" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 527 performances 
Sep 30
Flintstones premieres (1st prime time animation show) 
Sep 30
On Howdy Doody's last show Clarabelle finally talks "Goodbye Kids" 
Sep 30
West Germany signs trade agreement with East Germany 
Oct 1
14th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 2-1 at Montreal 
Oct 1
KCBY TV channel 11 in Coos Bay, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Oct 1
Nigeria gains independence from Britain (National Day) 
Oct 2
Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament 
Oct 3
"Flair" (CBS' answer to Monitor) premieres on radio with Dick Van Dyke 
Oct 3
Janio Quadros elected president of Brazil 
Oct 3
SF's White House dept store 1st to accept BankAmericard 
Oct 3
Yanks win 8-7, ending season on a 15 game win streak, & record 193 HRs 
Oct 4
Courier 1B Launched; 1st active repeater satellite in orbit 
Oct 5
British Labour party demands unilateral nuclear disarmament 
Oct 5
Eastern AL Electra turbo-prop crashed in Boston Harbor (61 die) 
Oct 5
KEYC TV channel 12 in Mankato, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Oct 7
"Route 66" premieres 
Oct 7
2nd JFK & Richard Nixon debate 
Oct 8
Bobby Richarson hits a World Series grand slammer 
Oct 9
Cowboy QB Eddie LeBaron throws shortest touchdown pass (2") 
Oct 10
"Laughs & Other Events" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 8 perfs 
Oct 10
16 California Poly football team members die in plane crash in Toledo 
Oct 10
Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 4000 die 
Oct 10
Ron Stewart of Ottawa rushes for CFL-record 287 yards 
Oct 10
WGTE TV channel 30 in Toledo, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Oct 11
Hurricane ravages East-Pakistan (6,000 die) 
Oct 11
Radio/TV executive John Fetzer buys a controlling interest of Detroit Tigers 
Oct 12
JFK & Richard Nixon's third presidential debate 
Oct 12
Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev bangs his shoe on his desk at UN General Assembly session 
Oct 12
Inejiro Asanuma is assassinated in Japan by Otoya Yamaguchi, a 17-year-old. The camera was rolling at that time. 
Oct 13
Third presidential debate with Nixon in Hollywood & Kennedy in NY 
Oct 13
Opponents of Fidel Castro executed in Cuba 
Oct 13
Pirate's Mazeroski's bottom of 9th lead off HR beats NY Yankees 10-9 in game 7 of 57th World Series 
Oct 14
Belgian sen Victor Leemans reveals huge gas field in Groningen 
Oct 14
Peace Corps 1st suggested by JFK 
Oct 15
"Laughs & Other Events" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 8 perfs 
Oct 16
NL votes to admit Houston & NY to league 
Oct 17
"Tenderloin" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 216 performances 
Oct 17
US & Britain sign accord for nuclear sub bases 
Oct 18
Casey Stengel retired by NY Yankees (won 10 pennants in 12 years) 
Oct 18
In Britain, News Chronicle & Daily Mail merge, & London Evening Star merges with Evening News 
Oct 19
France grants Mauritania independence 
Oct 19
KWCS (now KOOG) TV channel 30 in Ogden, UT (IND) begins broadcasting 
Oct 19
Martin Luther King Jr. arrested in Atlanta sit-in 
Oct 19
US imposes embargo on exports to Cuba 
Oct 20
1st fully mechanized post office opened, Providence, RI 
Oct 20
Ralph Houk, 41, replaces Casey Stengel as Yankee manager 
Oct 21
1st British nuclear sub HMS Dreadnought launched 
Oct 21
JFK & Nixon clashed in 4th & final presidential debate (NYC) 
Oct 24
Disaster on USSR (Baikonoer) launch pad, kills missile expert Nedelin & team (165 die-unconfirmed); USSR claims killed in plane crash 
Oct 25
1st electronic wrist watch placed on sale, NYC 
Oct 25
Cuba nationalizes all remaining US businesses 
Oct 26
AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins & announces franchises in LA & Wash DC for 1961 
Oct 27
AL admits LA & Washington to the league 
Oct 27
Singer Ben E King records "Spanish Harlem" & "Stand By Me" 
Oct 29
Chartered C46 carrying Cal State's football team crashes, kills 16 
Oct 29
Muhammad Ali's (Cassius Clay) 1st professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker in 6 
Oct 30
Guatemala's "La Hora" reports plan for invasion on Cuba 
Oct 30
Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. 
Oct 31
Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 10,000 die 
Nov 1
Balitmore Oriole shortstop Ron Hansen voted AL Rookie of Year 
Nov 1
Benelux treaty goes into effect 
Nov 2
Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th String quartet premieres in Leningrad 
Nov 2
George Weiss, at 66, resigns as GM of NY Yankees 
Nov 2
Penguin Books publishes "Lady Chatterley's Lover" 
Nov 2
Roger Maris nips Mickey Mantle as AL MVP, 225-222 
Nov 2
Mary Leakey and her team discover the first fossils of Homo habilis, an early human ancestor, at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Homo habilis is thought to be one of the earliest species to make stone tools and lived between 1.4 and 2.3 million years ago. 
Nov 3
Tammy Grimes' "Unsinkable Molly Brown" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 532 perfs 
Nov 3
Ivory Coast adopts constitution 
Nov 3
Pittsburgh Pirates' Vern Law wins Cy Young Award 
Nov 4
"Misfits" premieres, final movie for Clark Gable & Marilyn Monroe 
Nov 7
KNRR TV channel 12 in Pembina, ND (IND) begins broadcsting 
Nov 8
JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) to become 35th US president 
Nov 11
Largest NY Knick 49th St Madison Square Garden crowd-18,499 
Nov 12
Coup against South Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem fails 
Nov 12
Mercury-Redstone 1 test launch fails at 10 cm altitude 
Nov 13
Fire in movie theater kills 152 children (Amude, Spain) 
Nov 14
2 passenger trains collided at high-speed killing 110 (Czech) 
Nov 14
Belgium threatens to leave UN due to criticism on its policy on Congo 
Nov 14
OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries), forms 
Nov 14
Ray Charles' "Georgia On My Mind" reaches #1 
Nov 14
Riot due to school integration in New Orleans 
Nov 15
Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks 
Nov 15
USS G Washington, 1st sub with nuclear ballistic missiles, launched 
Nov 16
NL batting champion Dick Groat wins MVP 
Nov 17
New Washington franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada 
Nov 18
Charlie Finley makes a bid to purchase expansion LA Angels 
Nov 18
Copyright office issues its 10 millionth registration 
Nov 19
Mickey Vernon is hired as 1st manager of new Washington team 
Nov 21
Bob Scheffing signs to manage Tigers after Casey Stengel turns it down 
Nov 22
French National Meeting decide to build own nuclear weapons 
Nov 23
Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year 
Nov 23
Tinseltown dedicated its Walk of Fame at Hollywood Blvd & Vine St 
Nov 23
Tiros 2, a weather satellite is launched 
Nov 24
Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record) 
Nov 25
"Amos 'n' Andy" made its last broadcast on CBS radio 
Nov 25
First atomic reactor for research & development, Richland, Wa 
Nov 25
CBS ends last 4 radio soap operas (Ma Perkins, Right to Happiness, Young Dr Malone & 2nd Mrs Burton) & cancels 4 other series 
Nov 25
Three of the four Mirabal sisters, opponents of the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic, are assassinated. 
Nov 26
48th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 16-6 
Nov 26
Minneapolis-St Paul baseball club takes the name Twins 
Nov 27
CBS radio cancels "Have Gun Will Travel" 
Nov 27
Dr Felix Houphouet-Boigny becomes president of Ivory Coast 
Nov 27
Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHLer to score 1,000 points 
Nov 27
Patrice Lumumba flees Leopoldville Congo 
Nov 27
Trailing 38-7 late in 3rd quarter, Buffalo Bills tie Broncos at 38-38 
Nov 28
CBS radio expands hourly news coverage from 5 to 10 minutes 
Nov 28
Mauritania gains independence from France (Natl Day) 
Nov 29
26th Heisman Trophy Award: Joe Bellino, Navy (HB) 
Nov 30
French Senate condemns building own nuclear weapons 
Nov 30
Tad Mosels "All the Way Home" premieres in NYC 
Dec 1
Patrice Lumumba caught in the Congo 
Dec 1
Paul McCartney and Pete Best arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany for accusation of attempted arson. 
Dec 3
"Camelot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 873 performances 
Dec 3
Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner's "Camelot" premieres in NYC 
Dec 5
Ghana drops diplomatic relations with Belgium 
Dec 6
AL grants Gene Autry a franchise, LA Angels 
Dec 7
Ivory Coast claims independence from France 
Dec 8
Expansion LA Angels sign a 4 year lease to use Dodger Stadium 
Dec 9
1st broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV 
Dec 10
Willard Libby wins the Nobel prize in Chemistry for his work developing carbon-14 dating (radiocarbon dating). 
Dec 11
Black Sunday - Riot in Algiers, 114 die 
Dec 11
Coleman/Leigh's musical "Wildcat" with Lucille Ball premieres in NYC 
Dec 11
Cleveland's Bernie Parrish sets club record for longest interception return with a 92 yard run 
Dec 13
Italy beats US in Davis cup (1st time in 24 years US not in finals) 
Dec 13
Laos General Fumi Nosavang occupies Vientiane 
Dec 14
Australia v West Indies 1st Test Cricket at the Gabba ends in a tie 
Dec 14
Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) forms 
Dec 14
Washington Senators joins American League 
Dec 16
"Wildcat" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 172 performances 
Dec 16
TWA 266 & United 826 collide over Staten Island, kills 134 
Dec 17
"La Plume de Ma Tante" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 835 perfs 
Dec 17
"Take Me Along" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 448 performances 
Dec 17
Pablo Casals' oratorio "El Pesebrio" premieres 
Dec 18
General Meeting of UN condemns apartheid 
Dec 19
Fire aboard USS Constellation, under construction at Brooklyn (50 die) 
Dec 19
Frank Sinatra's 1st session with Reprise Records (Ring-A-Ding-Ding) 
Dec 19
Mercury-Redstone 1A reaches 210 km in test flight 
Dec 20
Auschwitz commandant Richard Bar arrested in German FR 
Dec 20
National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam is formed. 
Dec 23
De Quay's Dutch government falls 
Dec 23
King Saudi of Saudi Arabia takes power 
Dec 24
Dutch bishops question papacy values 
Dec 26
"Do Re Mi" opens at St James Theater NYC for 400 performances 
Dec 26
Musical "Do re mi" with Phil Silvers premieres in NYC 
Dec 26
Philadelphia Eagles beat Green Bay Packers 17-13 in NFL championship game 
Dec 27
France performs nuclear test 
Dec 28
49th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (4-1) 
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