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This article is about the year 960.
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|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|
|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||881–882|
|- Kali Yuga||4060–4061|
|Japanese calendar||Tentoku 4
|Minguo calendar||952 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1271/1272 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1502–1503|
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- February 4 – The Song dynasty begins its 300-year ascendancy in China when Zhao Kuangyin usurps the Later Zhou throne, becoming Emperor Taizu of Song. The number of registered soldiers in the Song Chinese army is some 378,000.
- November 8 – Battle of Andrassos: Byzantines under Leo Phokas the Younger score a crushing victory over the Hamdanid Emir of Aleppo, Sayf al-Dawla.
- September 21 – Dunstan receives the pallium as Archbishop of Canterbury from Pope John XII and becomes chief adviser to the new king of England, Edgar the Peaceful. 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. This year he also founds the Church of St. Dunstan, Mayfield in East Sussex.
- Richard I, Duke of Normandy marries Emma of Paris.
- Sviatoslav I of Kiev campaigns against the Khazars.
- Approximate date – Mieszko I becomes ruler in Poland on the death of his father.
- March 23 – Mazu, Chinese fisherman's daughter worshipped as Taoist goddess of the sea (d. c.976 or 987)
- Aimoin, French chronicler (d. c.1010)
- Constantine VIII, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1028)
- Sweyn Forkbeard, king of Denmark and England (d. 1014)
- Approximate date
- June 15 – Eadburh of Winchester, English princess and saint
- Approximate date – Časlav of Serbia, prince (revenge killing)