1960

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This article is about the year 1960.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1930s  1940s  1950s  – 1960s –  1970s  1980s  1990s
Years: 1957 1958 195919601961 1962 1963
1960 by topic:
Subject
By country
Leaders
Birth and death categories
Establishments and disestablishments categories
Works and introductions categories
1960 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1960
MCMLX
Ab urbe condita 2713
Armenian calendar 1409
ԹՎ ՌՆԹ
Assyrian calendar 6710
Bahá'í calendar 116–117
Bengali calendar 1367
Berber calendar 2910
British Regnal year Eliz. 2 – 9 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2504
Burmese calendar 1322
Byzantine calendar 7468–7469
Chinese calendar 己亥(Earth Pig)
4656 or 4596
    — to —
庚子年 (Metal Rat)
4657 or 4597
Coptic calendar 1676–1677
Discordian calendar 3126
Ethiopian calendar 1952–1953
Hebrew calendar 5720–5721
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2016–2017
 - Shaka Samvat 1882–1883
 - Kali Yuga 5061–5062
Holocene calendar 11960
Igbo calendar 960–961
Iranian calendar 1338–1339
Islamic calendar 1379–1380
Japanese calendar Shōwa 35
(昭和35年)
Juche calendar 49
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4293
Minguo calendar ROC 49
民國49年
Thai solar calendar 2503

1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1960th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 960th year of the 2nd millennium, the 60th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1960s decade. It is also known as the "Year of Africa" because of major events—particularly the independence of seventeen African nations—that focused global attention on the continent and intensified feelings of Pan-Africanism.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

Main article: January 1960

February[edit]

Main article: February 1960
A section of lunch counter from the Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth's where the Greensboro sit-ins began is now preserved in the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History

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Main article: March 1960
The iconic picture of Che Guevara."[1]

April[edit]

Main article: April 1960
Tiros I prototype on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

May[edit]

Main article: May 1960
Francis Gary Powers wearing special pressure suit for stratospheric flying

June[edit]

Main article: June 1960

July[edit]

Main article: July 1960

August[edit]

Main article: August 1960

September[edit]

Main article: September 1960

October[edit]

Main article: October 1960

November[edit]

Main article: November 1960

December[edit]

Main article: December 1960

Date Unknown[edit]

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Nobel Prizes[edit]

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