Events of the year 1960

Major Events of 1960

# Failed summit in Paris

# Sino-Soviet split

# Syngman Rhee resigns

# Nigeria Becomes Independent

# Belgium Congo Independent

# U-2 Downded

# Polaris Missile Fired

# USS Enterprise Launched

# Planes Collide Over New York

Sports

NBA: Boston Celtics

NCAA Football: Minnesota

Heisman Trophy: Joe Bellino

Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadienss:

World Series:Pittsburgh

Top Songs

1."El Paso"...Marty Robbins

2."Running Bear"...Johnny Preston

3."Teen Angel"...Mark Dinning

4.Theme from "A Summer Place"...Percy Faith

5."Stuck on You"...Elvis Presley

6."Cathy's Clown"...Everly Brothers

7."Everybody's Somebody's Fool"...Connie Francis

8."Alley-Oop"...The Hollywood Argyles"

9."I'm Sorry"...Brenda Lee

10."Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini"...Brian Hyland

Top Movies

1. Ben-Hur

2. Psycho

3. Operation Petticoat

4. Suddenly, Last Summer

5. On the Beach

6. Solomon and Sheba

7. The Apartment

8. From the Terrace

9. Please Don't Eat the Daisies

10. Ocean 11

Academy Awards

Best Picture: "The Apartment"

Best Director: Billy Wilder..."The Apartment"

Best Actor: Burt Lancaster..."Elmer Gantry"

Elizabeth Taylor..."Butterfield 8""

Grammy Awards

Record of the Year: "Theme form A Summer Place"... Percy Faith

Song of the Year:"Theme of Exodus"...Ernest Grant

Album of the Year:"Button Down Mind"...Bob Newhart

Male Vocalist: Ray Charles..."The Genius of Ray Charles"

Female Vocalist: Ella Fitzgerald... Mack the Knife, Ella in Berlin"

Nobel Prizes

Chemistry

LIBBY, WILLARD FRANK, U.S.A., University of California, Los Angeles, CA, b.1908, d. 1980: "for his method to use carbon-14 for age determination in archaeology, geology, geophysics, and other branches of science"

Literature

SAINT-JOHN PERSE (pen-name of LÉGER, ALEXIS), France, b. 1887, (on Guadelope Island), d. 1975:"for the soaring flight and the evocative imagery of his poetry which in a visionary fashion reflects the conditions of our time"

Peace

ALBERT JOHN LUTULI , President of the South African liberation movement, the African National Congress.

Physiology or Medicine

The prize was awarded jointly to:BURNET, Sir FRANK MACFARLANE, Australia, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, Melbourne, b. 1899, d. 1985; and MEDAWAR, Sir PETER BRIAN, Great Britain, University College, London, b. 1915 (in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), d. 1987: "for discovery of acquired immunological tolerance"

Physics

GLASER, DONALD A., U.S.A., University of California, Berkeley, CA, b. 1926:"for the invention of the bubble chamber"

Pulitzer Prizes

Drama: Jerome Weidman & Geroge Abbot..."Fiorello!"

Fiction:Allen Druray..."Advise and Consent"

History: Margaret Leech..."In the Days of McKinley"

International Reporting:A.M. Rosenthal..."New York Times"

National Reporting: Vance Trimble..."Scripps-Howard Newspaper Alliance"

Public Service:Los Angeles Times

Most Popular Books

Fiction

1." Advise and Consent"... Allen Drury. Doubleday

2."Hawaii,"... James A. Michener. Random House

3."The Leopard"... Giuseppe di Lampedusa. Pantheon Books

4."The Chapman Report"... Irving Wallace. Simon & Schuster

5."Ourselves To Know"... John O'Hara. Random House

6."The Constant Image"... Marcia Davenport. Scribner

7."The Lovely Ambition"... Mary Ellen Chase. Norton

8."The Listener"... Taylor Caldwell. Doubleday

9."Trustee from the Toolroom"... Nevil Shute. Morrow

10."Sermons and Soda-Water"... John O'Hara. Random House

Nonfiction

1."Folk Medicine"... D. C. Jarvis. Holt, Rinehart & Winston

2."Better Homes and Gardens First Aid for Your Family"...Meredith Publishing Co.

3.The General Foods Kitchens Cookbook"... Random House

4."May This House Be Safe from Tigers" ... Alexander King,Simon & Schuster

5."Better Homes & Gardens Dessert Book"... Meredith Publishing Co.

6."Better Homes & Gardens Decorating Ideas"... Meredith Publishing Co.

7."The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich"... William L. Shirer.Simon & Schuster

8."The Conscience of a Conservative"...Barry Goldwater. Victor Publishing Co.

9."1 Kid You Not"... Jack Paar. Little, Brown

10."Between You, Me and the Gatepost" ...Pat Boone. PrenticeHall

Most Popular Television 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 Price is Right (NBC)

10. The Jack Benny Show (CBS)