1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday 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.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
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1960 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1960
MCMLX
Ab urbe condita2713
Armenian calendar1409
ԹՎ ՌՆԹ
Assyrian calendar6710
Bahá'í calendar116–117
Balinese saka calendar1881–1882
Bengali calendar1367
Berber calendar2910
British Regnal yearEliz. 2 – 9 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2504
Burmese calendar1322
Byzantine calendar7468–7469
Chinese calendar己亥(Earth Pig)
4656 or 4596
    — to —
庚子年 (Metal Rat)
4657 or 4597
Coptic calendar1676–1677
Discordian calendar3126
Ethiopian calendar1952–1953
Hebrew calendar5720–5721
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2016–2017
 - Shaka Samvat1881–1882
 - Kali Yuga5060–5061
Holocene calendar11960
Igbo calendar960–961
Iranian calendar1338–1339
Islamic calendar1379–1380
Japanese calendarShōwa 35
(昭和35年)
Javanese calendar1891–1892
Juche calendar49
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4293
Minguo calendarROC 49
民國49年
Nanakshahi calendar492
Thai solar calendar2503
Tibetan calendar阴土猪年
(female Earth-Pig)
2086 or 1705 or 933
    — to —
阳金鼠年
(male Iron-Rat)
2087 or 1706 or 934

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.

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FebruaryEdit

 
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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The iconic picture of Che Guevara."[1]

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Tiros I prototype on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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Francis Gary Powers wearing special pressure suit for stratospheric flying

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The investigating campers tent after the Lake Bodom murders in 1960.

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The 1960 Ford Customline Fordor Sedan (Australia)

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World populationEdit

  • World population: 3,021,475,000
    • Africa: 277,398,000
    • Asia: 1,701,336,000
    • Europe: 604,401,000
    • Latin America: 218,300,000
    • North America: 204,152,000
    • Oceania: 15,888,000

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Births
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brand Che: Revolutionary as Marketer's Dream by Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times, April 20, 2009
  2. ^ "Population" (PDF).
  3. ^ Thomas Derdak; Tina Grant (1999). International Directory of Company Histories. St. James Press. p. 94. ISBN 978-1-55862-386-6.
  4. ^ "All-Time Bestselling Children's Books". Publishers Weekly. 2001-12-17. Archived from the original on 2005-12-25.
  5. ^ Nzongola-Ntalaja, Georges. The Congo: From Leopold to Kabila. p. 107.
  6. ^ "Our Campaigns - Event - Third Kennedy-Nixon Debate - Oct 13, 1960". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  7. ^ "Warragamba Dam - Sydney Catchment Authority". October 3, 2013. Archived from the original on October 3, 2013.
  8. ^ Mansoor, Menahem (1972). Political and Diplomatic History of the Arab World, 1900-1967: 1960-64. NCR Microcard Editions. ISBN 9780910972093.
  9. ^ Hannes Markkula: Kuusi suomalaista murhaa. (Gummerus, 1997) ISBN 951-20-5081-1 (in Finnish)
  10. ^ "John Hemming". politics.co.uk.
  11. ^ "David Thirdkill Stats". Basketball-Reference.com.
  12. ^ "MyParliament - Biography for Margaret Ferrier". May 24, 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-05-24.
  13. ^ "John Allen Muhammad". Biography.