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. 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.

Events

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The iconic picture of Che Guevara."[2]

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

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World population

  • 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

Births

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Francis Gary Powers wearing special pressure suit for stratospheric flying

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Nobel Prizes

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