1960 timeline

  • Movie-Psycho released

    Movie-Psycho released
    Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho Released
  • Event- Brazil's Capital Moves

    Event- Brazil's Capital Moves
    Brazil's Capital Moves to Brand New City
  • Sports- Olmypic Games in Rome

    Sports- Olmypic Games in Rome
    The Olympic Games were held in Rome and Wilma Rudolf won three gold medals.
  • Music-Singer/songwriter Jesse Belvin

    Music-Singer/songwriter Jesse Belvin
    Singer/songwriter Jesse Belvin dies in a car crash following a concert in February. Two months later Eddie Cochran dies at 21 in a car crash while on tour in England with Gene Vincent.
  • Events- Soviets Launch First Man in Space

    Events- Soviets Launch First Man in Space
    On board Vostok 1, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin made history on April 12, 1961 when he became both the first person in the world to enter space and the first person to orbit the Earth.
  • Music- The Marvelettes

    Music- The Marvelettes
    The Marvelettes "Please Mr. Postman" becomes the first #1 Pop hit released on a black owned and operated label - Motown.
  • Sports- Celtics beat the Hawks for the NBA championship

    Sports- Celtics beat the Hawks for the NBA championship
    In a repeat from the year before the Celtics beat the Hawks for the NBA championship. The New York Yankees beat Cincinnati in the World Series. Roger Maris hit 61 homeruns in one season beating Babe Ruth's record.
  • Film-101 Dalmations

    Film-101 Dalmations
    Disney's classic tale of a litter of dalmatian puppies abducted by Cruella De Vil and her thugs. Will Pongo and Perdita find them before Cruella uses them to make a lovely dalmatian skin coat
  • Event- Cuban Missile Crisis

    Event- Cuban Missile Crisis
    Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Sports- Boston won the NBA title

    Sports- Boston won the NBA title
    Boston won the NBA title against the LA Lakers. Wilt Chamberlain from the Philadelphia Warriors scored 100 points in one game a new record. The Yankees won thier second World Series against the Giants.
  • Southern soul has its first major hit

    Southern soul has its first major hit
    Southern soul has its first major hit with the instrumental "Green Onions" by Booker T. & The MG's.
  • Movie- First James Bond Movie

    Movie- First James Bond Movie
    Agent 007 foils a SPECTRE madman out to divert rockets from Cape Canaveral. The first James Bond movie.
  • John Glenn

    John Glenn became the first man to orbit the earth - 3 times. It was a five hour flight.
  • Martin Luther King Jr

    Martin Luther King Jr
    Martin Luther King Jr. made the speech, "I have a Dream" on August 28, 1963. More than 200,000 peaceful demonstrators came to Washington DC to demand equal rights for Black and Whites. Part of the speech was - "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character…"
  • Boston beats Los Angeles

    Boston beats Los Angeles in the NBA championship. In the World Series The Dogars beat the Yankees.
  • Wolfman Jack

    Wolfman Jack begins broadcasting via a half million watt radio station, XERF out of Mexico. The powerful "border radio" stations are famous for their wild on-air activities and powerful broadcast signals that allow them to be heard across the entire North American continent, making Wolfman Jack the most famous rock 'n' roll DJ in the world.
  • Cleopatra

    Cleopatra
    1963 Academy Award® Winners & Nominations
    (NOMINEE) Best Picture
    (NOMINEE) Actor In A Leading Role, Rex Harrison
  • St. Louis Cadinals won the World Series

    The St. Louis Cadinals won the World Series against the Yankees, and 3rd basemen Ken Boyer won the national league MVP. In the NBA the Celtics beat the Warriors for the title.
  • The Beatles

    The Beatles
    The Beatles, a British rock and roll band became VERY popular. The "Fab Four", John, Paul, George, and Ringo, were played on radio stations all over the world. They were seen on the "Ed Sullivan Show". They performed concerts that were quickly sold out. All the frenzy over the group became known as "Beatlemania", which was only the beginning.
  • Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins
    1964 Academy Award® Winners & Nominations
    (WINNER) Actress In A Leading Role, Julie Andrews
    (NOMINEE) Best Picture
    (NOMINEE) Directing, Robert Stevenson
  • Ford Mustang

    Ford Mustang
    Ford Motors introduces the "Mustang"
  • Missouri beat Florida

    Missouri beat Florida in the Sugar Bowl. Boston beat the Lakers for NBA championship. The Dogers beat the Twins in the World Series.
  • President Johnson ordered bombing raids

    President Johnson ordered bombing raids on North Vietnam and Americans begin protesting the war.
  • Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan "plugs in" at the Newport Folk Festival marking the shift from acoustic folkie to rock 'n' roller.
  • Sound of Music

    1965 Academy Award® Winners & Nominations
    (WINNER) Best Picture
    (WINNER) Directing, Robert Wise
    (NOMINEE) Actress In A Leading Role, Julie Andrews
    (NOMINEE) Actress In A Supporting Role, Peggy Wood
  • Star Trek

    Star Trek T.V. Series Airs
  • Black Panther Party

    Black Panther Party established
  • first Super Bowl

    first Super Bowl was played and the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • The Beatles perform their final live concert

    The Beatles perform their final live concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, on August 29th.
  • Three U.S. Astronauts Killed

    Three U.S. Astronauts Killed During Simulated Launch
  • The Doors first album

    The Doors first album hits #2 and its lead single "Light My Fire" reaches #1 , making it the most successful debuts of the late 60's.
  • 2nd Super Bowl

    Green Bay beat Oakland in the 2nd Super Bowl
  • Jungle Book

    Jungle Book released
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated

    MLK Jr. was killed
  • Funny Girl

    1968 Academy Award® Winners & Nominations
    (WINNER) Actress In A Leading Role, Barbra Streisand
    (NOMINEE) Best Picture
    (NOMINEE) Actress In A Supporting Role, Kay Medford
  • heavy metal

    The term "heavy metal" first appears in the Steppenwolf song "Born To Be Wild".
  • Celtics beat the Lakers for the NBA title

    The Celtics beat the Lakers for the NBA title. The New York Jets beat Baltimore in Super Bowl III. The Detroit Tigers beat the St. Louis Cardinals, although Bob Gibson did win the NL MVP and the Cy Young Award
  • Sesame Street

    Sesame Street First Airs
  • •Senator Edward Kennedy

    Senator Edward Kennedy Leaves the Scene of an Accident
  • The Beatles perform in public for the final time as a group

    The Beatles perform in public for the final time as a group in an impromptu rooftop jam session in England. They record their final sides together in August of that year.
  • Super Bowl IV

    Kansas City won Super Bowl IV against Minisota