Monday, 13 October 2014

MCMLX Facts and Figures

Year facts 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter CB), 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.
Nobel Prizes Physics – Donald Arthur Glaser
Chemistry – Willard Libby
Physiology or Medicine – Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Peter Medawar
Literature – Saint-John Perse
Peace – Albert Lutuli
Winter Olympics Squaw Valley
Summer Olympics Rome
Formula 1
Jack Brabham
World Series Champions: Pittsburgh Pirates
NFL Champions: Philadelphia Eagles
AFL Champions: Houston Oilers
NBA Champions: Boston Celtics
Stanley Cup Champs: Montreal Canadiens
U.S. Open Golf Arnold Palmer
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Neale Fraser/Darlene R. Hard
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Neale Fraser/Maria Bueno
NCAA Football Champions: Minnesota & Mississippi
NCAA Basketball Champions: Ohio State
Kentucky Derby: Venetian Way
The Hotties and Fashion Icons: Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Doris Day, Annette Funicello, Kim Novak
"The Quote"
"Smile! You're on Candid Camera!"
- Candid Camera
"A boy's best friend is his mother"
- Anthony Perkins, as Norman Bates, in 'Psycho'
Time Magazine's Man of the Year United State's Scientists, Represented by George Beadle, Charles Draper, John Enders, Donald A. Glaser, Joshua Lederberg, Willard Libby, Linus Pauling, Edward Purcell, Isidor Rabi, Emilio Segrè, William Shockley, Edward Teller, Charles Townes, James Van Allen, and Robert Woodward
Miss America: Lynda Mead (Natchez, MS)
Miss USA: Linda Bement (Utah)
The Scandals: Chuck Berry got in some legal trouble when he took a 14-year-old girl from Arizona to Missouri to work at his Bandstand club. Her work didn't require clothes, apparently.

The mysterious BLACK KNIGHT Satellite was seen by both Russian and American Air Defense unites. At 15 tons, was bigger than any country could have sent at that time. It disappeared after about three weeks.
Nerd News:
USAF Captain Joseph Kittinger set three records on August 16th - highest parachute jump (102,800 feet), the longest parachute free fall (4 minutes 36 seconds), and the first person to exceed the speed of sound without an aircraft or space vehicle (714 mph during free fall).
There are three dots on every Domino's Pizza box because when founder Tom Monaghan started his chain, he planned on adding a dot with each new store. Looking back, 8,000+ stores later, it was a good idea to stop with the 3 dots, forming a simple domino.
The term paparazzi originated with Italian director Federico Fellini's La dolce vita. One of the minor characters in the film was a photographer named Paparazzo. Fellini took Paparazzo's name from the Italian word for a noisy mosquito.
The Habit: Reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (see review on Friday!).
OR watching Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho' in theaters.
1st appearances & 1960's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents: Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss, Game of Life*, Etch-A-Sketch, Barbie, Chatty Cathie, Mattel's Lie Detector Game, Mr. Machine, Play-Doh Fun Factory
Best Film Oscar Winner: The Apartment
1960 Most Popular TV shows: 1. Gunsmoke (CBS)
2. Wagon Train (NBC)
3. Have Gun Will Travel (CBS)
4. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)
5. The Real McCoys (ABC)
6. Rawhide (CBS)
7. Candid Camera (CBS)
8. The Untouchables (ABC)
9. The Jack Benny Show (CBS)
10. Dennis The Menace (CBS)
1960  Music
Bo Diddley - Road Runner
Brook Benton & Dinah Washington - Baby (You've Got What it Takes)
Brook Benton & Dinah Washington - Rockin' Good Way
Chubby Checker - The Twist
Dinah Washington - This Bitter Earth
Elvis Presley - Stuck On You
Howlin' Wolf - Backdoor Man
Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful x
John Lee Hooker - I Wanna Walk
Lightnin' Hopkins - Mojo Hand x
Muddy Waters - Baby Please Don't Go
Muddy Waters - Just A Dream x
Nina Simone - Trouble In My Mind
Sam Cooke - Chain Gang
Sam Cooke - Wonderful World

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Shop Around
The Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown
The Ventures - Walk Don't Run
Albumkeuze van 1960 (alfabetisch)
Brook Benton & Dinah Washington - You've Got What It Takes
Joan Baez - Joan Baez
John Coltrane - Giant Steps
Miles Davis - Sketches Of Spain
Muddy Waters - Muddy Waters at Newport:

Muddy Waters - Muddy Waters sings Big Bill Broonzy
Wanda Jackson - Rockin' with Wanda
De Billboard Magazine (VS) nummer 1-hits van 1960 (alfabetisch)
Brenda Lee - I Want To Be Wanted
Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry
Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
Chubby Checker - The Twist
Connie Francis - Everybody's Somebody's Fool
Connie Francis - My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own
Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight
Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never
Elvis Presley - Stuck On You
Hollywood Angels - Alley-Oop
Johnny Preston - Running Bear
Larry Verne - Mr. Custer
Mark Dining - Teen Angel
Marty Robbins - El Paso
Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs - Stay
Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
The Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me
The Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown

Film in 1960
The Adventure - Michelangelo Antonioni
La Dolce Vita - Federico Fellini & Michael Truman >
Psycho - Alfred Hitchcock
Spartacus - Stanley Kubrick
The Apartment - Billy Wilder
The Magnificent Seven - John Sturges
The Virgin Spring - Ingmar Bergman


  1. Thanks for sharing such fun facts Han...looking forward to the rest of 1960s week. ;)

    Hugs and Blessings...

    1. I look forward to it as well, Cat, just underestimated the amount of work of this week...

      Ah, well, nearly done now..


  2. Wow, that's more facts than I remembered or probably knew or cared, especially at the time. I was too busy being a teenager - it was also the beginning of JFK's Camelot - that's the one thing I seem to remember the most.

    1. Brace yourself this week Leigh, you are gonna remember way more then just JFK in 1960...

      Back to the sixties this week..


  3. Ok I believe you, Han , but I didn't remember one thing.. Lol

    Well done, what a job!


    1. You're a youngster, you don't know anything about that ML. We'll reach the years soon where you can talk with all the adults. LOL

      Thank you for your nice comment,


  4. Cool facts, Han. Thanks for sharing! Too bad there weren't any facts about hockey for that year. It's our national sport here, so it's an instinct to look for it on any list. =)

    I don't remember 1960. I wasn't even a thought back then! I did grow up to lots of wonderful music from that era, which frightens a number of people who think that I am too young to know that much about 60's songs. It's all good.

    1. There is wonderful music made in those days...
      Thanks for reminding me about hockey... I will add it in 1961, 1962 etc.

      Thanks for your comment, girl with the naughty name,



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