1960 in Northern Ireland
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- 16 March - Passenger liner SS Canberra is launched at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast (for P&O).
- 6 April - Short SC.1 VTOL research aircraft makes its first transition from vertical to horizontal flight and back, flying from Belfast Harbour Airport.
- 13 April - MV Arlanza becomes the last passenger liner launched by Harland and Wolff in Belfast (for Royal Mail Line).
Arts and literature
- 26 January - First staging of Sam Thompson's play Over the Bridge, at the Empire Theatre, Belfast.
- 13–18 February - Orson Welles opens for the last time in a stage production, his adaptation Chimes at Midnight with the Gate Theatre Company, at the Grand Opera House, Belfast (transferring in March to Dublin).
- Winners: Glenavon
- 23 April - Barry Douglas, classical pianist.
- 30 April - Colonel Tim Collins British Commander in Iraq.
- 6 May - Roma Downey, actress and producer.
- 13 May - Michael Savage, Liberal Party of Canada Member of Parliament.
- 7 July - Billy Wright, former leader of the Loyalist Volunteer Force (died 1997).
- 27 August - Mark Caughey, footballer.
- 29 August - Dominic Bradley, SDLP MLA.
- 29 August - Thomas Burns, SDLP MLA.
- 10 October - Arlene McCarthy, Labour Party Member of the European Parliament.
- 25 November - Robert Dunlop, motorcycle racer (died 2008).
- 10 December - Kenneth Branagh, actor and director.
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- Peter Heather, historian.
- Deirdre Madden, author.
- Ian McDonald, science fiction novelist.
- Jeff McWhinney, deaf community activist.
- 9 March - Jack Beattie, Labour politician (born 1886).
- 13 June - Ken McArthur, winner of the marathon race at the 1912 Summer Olympics for South Africa (born 1881).
- 20 July - Galbraith Lowry-Corry, 7th Earl Belmore, soldier and Deputy Lieutenant for County Fermanagh (born 1913).
- 1 September - Robert Moore, minister of religion and politician (born 1886).
- 25 October - Harry Ferguson, early aviator and developer of the modern agricultural tractor (born 1884).