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This article is about the year 960. For the number, see 960 (number).
|Centuries:||9th century – 10th century – 11th century|
|Decades:||930s 940s 950s – 960s – 970s 980s 990s|
|Years:||957 958 959 – 960 – 961 962 963|
|960 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1713|
|Bahá'í calendar||−884 – −883|
|English Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||己未年 (Earth Goat)
3656 or 3596
— to —
庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
3657 or 3597
|- Vikram Samvat||1016–1017|
|- Shaka Samvat||882–883|
|- Kali Yuga||4061–4062|
|Igbo calendar||−40 – −39|
|Japanese calendar||Tentoku 4
|Minguo calendar||952 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1503|
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- Edgar the Peaceable is crowned King of England. Dunstan becomes Archbishop of Canterbury and Edgar's chief adviser. He reforms monasteries and enforces the rule of Saint Benedict: Poverty, Chastity and Obedience for monks. He attempts to impose celibacy on the secular clergy without noticeable success. Dunstan actively encourages the Danes to integrate with the English.
- Mieszko I becomes ruler in Poland.
- St Dunstan's, Mayfield is founded.
- Richard I of Normandy marries Emma of Paris.
- Sviatoslav I of Kiev conquers the Khazars' imperial power.
- November 8 - Battle of Andrassos: Byzantines under Leo Phokas the Younger score a crushing victory over the Hamdanid Emir of Aleppo, Sayf al-Dawla
- The Song Dynasty comes to power in China when Zhao Kuangyin usurps the Later Zhou Dynasty throne.
- The amount of registered soldiers in the Song Chinese army is some 378,000.
- Aimoin, French chronicler (d. 1010)
- Emperor Constantine VIII of the Byzantine Empire (d. 1028)
- Theophanu, Greek princess who became Empress (d. 991)
- Sweyn I of Denmark (d. 1014)
- Gershom ben Judah (d. ??)
- Matsu, Taoist 'goddess' of the sea
- Olof of Sweden[disambiguation needed] (approximate date) (d. 1020–1021)
- Arnulf II, Count of Flanders (d. 988)
- Bagrat III (d. 1014), king of Abkhazians and Georgians
- Seongjong of Goryeo (d. 997)