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Monday, 7 September 2009

Peace Baby! I celebrated my birthday recently, and during our dinner conversation, we discussed events that happened the year I was born. Of course, I don't remember any of the events since I was just born, but it made me curious enough to come home and do a little research. Here are a few events that happened in 1960:


  • The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 4.
  • Japan signs a security treaty with the U.S.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is published.
  • The 50-star flag of the United States debuts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • The last episode of "The Howdy Doody Show" airs on NBC.
  • Muhammad Ali wins a gold medal at the summer olympics.
  • Elvis Preseley returns from Germany after serving in the Armed Forces for 2 years.
  • Vietnam War: The United States announces that 3,500 American soldiers will be sent to Vietnam.
  • U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy is nominated for President at the Democratic National Convention.
  • U.S. Vice President Richard M. Nixon is nominated for President at the Republican National Convention.
  • Robert F. Kennedy calls Coretta Scott King, wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, and secures his release from jail on a traffic violation in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • The first successful kidney transplant is performed in the United Kingdom.
  • Basketball player Wilt Chamberlain grabs 55 rebounds.
  • Sammy Davis Jr. marries May Britt.

Leave us a comment with the year you were born and an event that took place that year. We love history.

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