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The following events occurred in October 1960:
- 1 October 1, 1960 (Saturday)
- 2 October 2, 1960 (Sunday)
- 3 October 3, 1960 (Monday)
- 4 October 4, 1960 (Tuesday)
- 5 October 5, 1960 (Wednesday)
- 6 October 6, 1960 (Thursday)
- 7 October 7, 1960 (Friday)
- 8 October 8, 1960 (Saturday)
- 9 October 9, 1960 (Sunday)
- 10 October 10, 1960 (Monday)
- 11 October 11, 1960 (Tuesday)
- 12 October 12, 1960 (Wednesday)
- 13 October 13, 1960 (Thursday)
- 14 October 14, 1960 (Friday)
- 15 October 15, 1960 (Saturday)
- 16 October 16, 1960 (Sunday)
- 17 October 17, 1960 (Monday)
- 18 October 18, 1960 (Tuesday)
- 19 October 19, 1960 (Wednesday)
- 20 October 20, 1960 (Thursday)
- 21 October 21, 1960 (Friday)
- 22 October 22, 1960 (Saturday)
- 23 October 23, 1960 (Sunday)
- 24 October 24, 1960 (Monday)
- 25 October 25, 1960 (Tuesday)
- 26 October 26, 1960 (Wednesday)
- 27 October 27, 1960 (Thursday)
- 28 October 28, 1960 (Friday)
- 29 October 29, 1960 (Saturday)
- 30 October 30, 1960 (Sunday)
- 31 October 31, 1960 (Monday)
- 32 References
October 1, 1960 (Saturday)
- Nigeria, formerly a British African colony, became an independent nation of 35,000,000 people, with the new flag hoisted in Lagos at 12:01 a.m. Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa became the first Prime Minister, and Nnamdi Azikiwe the Governor General, of the Federation of Nigeria. In 1963, Nigeria would become a republic, with Balewa as its first President.
- The Lerner and Loewe musical Camelot, with Julie Andrews, Richard Burton and Robert Goulet, opened at the O'Keefe Centre in Toronto, where it was given a test run and found to be too long, running well past midnight. After several numbers were cut, Camelot made its Broadway debut on December 3.
- Argentina launched its third television network, El Trece, as Canal 13 began broadcasting.
October 2, 1960 (Sunday)
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, the antibiotic-resistant form of bacteria known as MRSA, was first isolated. Dr. M. Patricia Jevons, of the Staphylococcus Reference Laboratory in Colindale, London, found the resistant form in six of 5,440 strains supplied from hospitals in southeastern England. On October 2, "Patient A" had an infection following a nephrectomy, and on the same ward, "Nurse B" had an infected skin lesion. Her findings were published in the British Medical Journal as correspondence on January 14, 1961.
- Died: Claro M. Recto, 70, Filipino statesman, of a heart attack
October 3, 1960 (Monday)
- The Andy Griffith Show was televised for the first time, making its American debut on the CBS television network at 9:30 pm in the first of 249 episodes.
- Jânio Quadros was elected President of Brazil for a five-year term, defeating General Henrique Teixeira Lott and Adhemar de Barros.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower became the oldest President of the United States, 11 days before turning 70, the age that Andrew Jackson had been on March 4, 1837. Eisenhower's record of 70 years, 98 days (on leaving office) would be broken by Ronald Reagan on May 15, 1981.
- Born: Michel Godard, French jazz musician, in Héricourt
October 4, 1960 (Tuesday)
- Eastern Air Lines Flight 375 crashed moments after takeoff from Boston, after a bird strike. The Lockheed Electra turboprop encountered a flock of starlings, which were sucked into, and stopped, three of its four engines. The plane plunged into Winthrop Bay, killing 62 of the 72 people on board. FAA investigators theorized in April, 1962, that the unique sound of the Electra's engines was similar to that made by crickets, which starlings sought for food.
- Courier 1B, the world's first "active repeater" communications satellite (designed to handle high-volume transmissions), was launched from Cape Canaveral. However, it failed after 17 days.
- In Kingsport, Tennessee, an explosion at the aniline plant at Eastman Chemical Company, killed fifteen employees and injured more than 200.
October 5, 1960 (Wednesday)
- In the South African republic referendum, white South Africans voted to make the country a republic. The final result was 849,958 yes and 775,878 no, and Governor-General Charles R. Swart became the first President on May 31, 1961.
- Born: Careca, Brazilian footballer, (as Antônio de Oliveira Filho) in Araraquara; David Kirk, New Zealand rugby union player, in Wellington
October 6, 1960 (Thursday)
- Died: Caroline Grills, 72, Australian serial killer nicknamed "Auntie Thallie" because she was suspected of ten murders by thallium poisoning between 1947 and 1952, of peritonitis.; and Joseph N. Welch, 69, American lawyer who opposed Joe McCarthy during the Army-McCarthy Hearings
October 7, 1960 (Friday)
- A Cuban Air Force fighter plane "buzzed" the USS Balao, a U.S. Navy submarine, in international waters. For 37 minutes, the Cuban "Sea Fury" fighter made low passes over the Balao. The U.S. State Department protested the next day.
- U.S. presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy had their second debate, which took place in Washington.
- The television show Route 66 began a four-year run on American television.
- The United Nations added its 99th member with the admission of newly independent Nigeria.
- Typhoon Kit killed 51 people in the Philippines. Typhoon Lola struck Luzon six days later, killing 26 more.
- The Central Intelligence Agency prepared a box of poison cigars as one of several plans to assassinate Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. The cigars were delivered to a contact in Cuba on February 13, 1961, but were never used.
October 8, 1960 (Saturday)
- The United Nations General Assembly voted 42–34 against admitting the People's Republic of China as a member, Red China's tenth straight rejection, but its most favorable vote to that time. China was finally admitted in 1971.
- The Queen Fabiola Mountains, an Antarctic mountain group 30 miles in length, were discovered, as part of the Belgian Antarctic Expedition.
- Bobby Richardson of the New York Yankees became the first player to hit a grand slam in a World Series, in a 10–0 win in Game 3, over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
October 9, 1960 (Sunday)
- In the United States, the first National Historic Landmarks were created by the National Park Service. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Fred A. Seaton announced 92 properties as national landmarks. The first, the Sergeant Floyd Monument in Sioux City, Iowa, had actually been given the designation more than three months earlier, on June 30. 
- Died: Khalifa bin Harub of Zanzibar, 81, Sultan of Zanzibar since 1911. He was succeeded by his eldest surviving son, Abdullah bin Khalifa
- Died: Howard Glenn, American pro football player for the New York Titans, during a game against the Houston Oilers.
October 10, 1960 (Monday)
- The first Soviet Molniya rocket, bearing the first Earth probe of the planet Mars, was launched. However, control was lost five minutes into the flight. Another probe, launched four days later, failed as well.
- Comedians George Carlin, 23, and Jack Burns, 27, made their national television debut, appearing as the team Burns and Carlin, on The Tonight Show.
- Born: Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor and singer, in Malaga
October 11, 1960 (Tuesday)
- At a UN meeting, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev warned that his country was manufacturing rockets on a large scale for potential use against the US.
- Senator Thomas J. Dodd called on Dr. Linus Pauling to name the scientists who helped him circulate a petition calling for a ban on nuclear weapons. Pauling declined to do so.
October 12, 1960 (Wednesday)
- In a famous protest, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev removed his right shoe during a debate at the U.N. General Assembly, and pounded it on the table during a discussion of Soviet Union policy toward Eastern Europe. Khrushchev was angered by a remark by Philippine delegate Lorenzo Sumulong.
- In a protest that would soon become famous, Baltimore housewife Mrs. Madalyn Murray withdrew her 14-year-old son, William J. Murray, from Woodbourne Junior High School rather than to continue participation in a daily Bible reading. Since 1905, the city school district had required Bible reading or prayer to open each school day. Mrs. Murray, later Madalyn Murray O'Hair, founded the American Atheists and continued challenging the separation of church and state. William would convert to Christianity in 1980.
- A bomb explosion in Times Square subway station, New York City, injured 33 people. It was the third such bombing attack in eleven days.
- Born: Alexei Kudrin, Finance Minister of Russia since 2000, in Dobele, Latvia
- Died: Inejiro Asanuma, 61, the Chairman of the Japanese Socialist Party, was assassinated by 17-year-old Otoya Yamaguchi, who stabbed the leader repeatedly with a wakizashi, a footlong sword.
October 13, 1960 (Thursday)
- The Pittsburgh Pirates won the 1960 World Series in Game 7, on a home run hit by Bill Mazeroski for a 10–9 victory over the New York Yankees. It was the first time in the history of the Series that a homer had won the championship.
- The third of the Kennedy-Nixon debates took place with the candidates separated by several thousand miles. Kennedy (in New York) and Nixon (in Los Angeles) were shown on television in a split screen. In order to avoid perspiring, Nixon arranged for air conditioning in the Hollywood studio.
- Three black mice were launched in an American rocket to an altitude of 700 miles, and recovered alive when the nose cone was recovered, becoming the first living creatures to survive a trip of that distance into outer space.
- Died: Anthony Zarba, of Somerville, Massachusetts, became the first American to be executed in Cuba. Zarba and seven Cubans were shot by a firing squad in Santiago de Cuba after being convicted of an attempt to overthrow the Castro regime. Two other American members of the 27-man mercenary force, Allan D. Thompson, 36, of Queen City, Texas, and Robert O. Fuller, 25, of Miami, were shot on October 16.
October 14, 1960 (Friday)
- The meter was redefined, by an act passed at the 11th General Conference on Weights and Measures. Replacing the platinum-iridium meter bar that had been kept in Paris since 1889, the new definition was 1,650,763.73 wavelengths of the orange-red line of Krypton-86. The definition was revised again in 1983 and 2002.
- In a brief speech, made at 2:00 in the morning at the University of Michigan, U.S. presidential candidate John F. Kennedy first suggested the establishment of the Peace Corps.
- Leaders of 17 nations assembled at the White House, as U.S. President Eisenhower hosted the heads of government of 15 newly independent African nations, and of Cyprus the leaders of the sixteen newest members of the.
- The Warragamba Dam, completed after 12 years, opened by the Premier of New South Wales.
- An antitrust lawsuit, ultimately unsuccessful, was brought by the American Football League against the National Football League.
- Creation of The Lutheran Church in America was approved when 641 delegates of the United Lutheran Church in America (with 2,477,012 members) voted to merge with the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church (605,380), the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (36,264), and the American Evangelical Lutheran Church (23,952). The vote, in Atlantic City, was 640–1, and the merger, approved earlier by the three smaller churches, took effect in 1963.
October 15, 1960 (Saturday)
- The Erie Railroad and the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad merged to form the Erie Lackawanna Railroad.
- Félix-Roland Moumié, a leader in the fight for the independence of French Cameroon, was poisoned with thallium by a French agent, and died on November 3.
- Died Ya'akov Moshe Toledano, about 80, Israeli politician and rabbi
October 16, 1960 (Sunday)
- In the fiercest fighting in Algeria in two years, 277 Muslim Algerian fighters and 40 French soldiers were killed during weekend battles.
- Born: Guy LeBlanc, Canadian musician, in Moncton, New Brunswick
- Died: Arch McDonald, 59, American sports broadcaster
October 17, 1960 (Monday)
- More than 3,000 people were killed in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in a tsunami stirred up by a cyclone.
- The news magazine Jeune Afrique, now a weekly with a circulation of 500,000 worldwide, was founded in Tunis as Afrique Action.
- In Chicago, National League owners voted unanimously to expand from eight baseball teams to ten, with new franchises in Houston and New York for the 1962 season.
- Thirty-five people were killed in a bus accident near Quito, Ecuador.
October 18, 1960 (Tuesday)
- Two American tourists, missing since a visit to the Soviet Union in August, were released unharmed and sent to Austria. Mark Kaminsky, 32, and Harvey Bennett, 26, had secretly been jailed in the Ukraine and tried by a military court for espionage. After pleading guilty, both men were deported.
- Born: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Belgian martial artist and action film star, in Sint-Agatha-Berchem
October 19, 1960 (Wednesday)
- The United States announced an embargo on all American exports to Cuba, except for medicines and food. The embargo was tightened in 1962 and again in 1964 to restrict medical supplies and food.
- Riots took place in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, following the arrest of three left-wing leaders.
- In Atlanta, Rev. Martin Luther King was arrested, along with 280 students, for taking part in a lunch counter sit-in at a Rich's department store. Charged with a parole violation from an earlier traffic violation, King was sentenced to four months of hard labor at the Reidsville State Prison, but released three days later after an appeal by Robert F. Kennedy, brother of Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kennedy, to Georgia Governor Ernest Vandiver.
- Casey Stengel, who had recently guided the New York Yankees to the American League pennant, was fired by the team because he was 70 years old. Stengel would soon be hired by the New York Mets as their first-ever manager.
October 20, 1960 (Thursday)
- The price of gold rose sharply on the market in London, jumping by $3.00 per ounce after rises of 1 1⁄2, 8, and 26 1⁄2 cents in the first three days of the week. The price, which had been fixed by the United States at $35.20 per ounce since 1935, climbed past $40.00 on fears that the United States would devalue the dollar and that other nations' currencies would lose value as well. To avert a worldwide economic crisis, the United States Treasury increased its supply of gold to the Bank of England, and eight nations agreed not to buy gold for more than the fixed price.
October 21, 1960 (Friday)
- HMS Dreadnought, the United Kingdom's first nuclear submarine, was launched at Barrow-in-Furness. A crowd of 11,000 gathered on Trafalgar Day to watch Queen Elizabeth II christen the sub.
- The Harrier jump jet made its first flight.
- Died: Ma Hongbin, 76, Chinese warlord
October 22, 1960 (Saturday)
- The passenger ship Alcoa Corsair collided with the freighter Lorenzo Marcello near Buras, Louisiana, killing nine people and injuring 25.
- Henry Cabot Lodge, the Republican vice presidential nominee, predicted that the Cold War could last until 1985.
October 23, 1960 (Sunday)
- A woman in Milwaukee splashed Democratic candidate John F. Kennedy with whiskey while he was riding in an open convertible, then tossed the drinking glass into the car. According to an AP report, "Kennedy wiped his face, picked up the tumbler, said calmly 'here's your glass' and handed it back." No arrests were made. Kennedy would later be shot and killed while riding in an open convertible in Dallas.
- Born: Randy Pausch, American computer scientist (died of cancer 2008)
October 24, 1960 (Monday)
- Nedelin catastrophe: An R-16 ballistic missile exploded on the launch pad at the Soviet Union's Baikonur Cosmodrome space facility, killing over 100 observers, including Field Marshal Mitrofan Nedelin, who had ordered repairs to be made without allowing the fuel to be removed. The disaster was kept secret at the time, and not confirmed until 1989. Field Marshal Nedelin's death was reported at the time as having occurred in a plane crash.
- Fidel Castro's government confiscated most of the remaining valuable American-owned businesses in Cuba to retaliate for the United States' embargo on most exports to Cuba.
- Born: Ian Baker-Finch, Australian golfer, in Nambour, Queensland; Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist, in Bogotá (murdered in 1999); Wolfgang Güllich, German rock climber (killed in road accident 1992); and B.D. Wong, American actor, in San Francisco
October 25, 1960 (Tuesday)
- The first fully electronic wristwatch, the Accutron 214, was unveiled by the Bulova Watch Company, along with the tiny watch battery to power it. Promoting the watch as the "First instrument of the space age you can wear and use!", Bulova added "It doesn't even tick ... it hums!" The watch itself went on sale in jewelry stores on November 24, 1960
- Two petroleum barges collided with a pillar of the Severn Railway Bridge in heavy fog, collapsing the bridge and killing five people.
- A gas explosion at the Metropolitan Department Store in Windsor, Ontario, killed eleven persons and injured 25 others.
- The Kuala Lumpur British Royal Air Force base was officially handed over to the Malayan Air Force.
October 26, 1960 (Wednesday)
- José María Lemus, President of El Salvador, was overthrown in a bloodless coup, and replaced by a junta composed of three military men and three civilians. Col. Miguel Angel Castillo was joined by Col. César Yáñez Urias, Maj. Rubén Alonso Rosales, Dr. Fabio Castillo, and lawyers René Fortin Magaña and Ricardo Falla Cáceres.
- Baseball's American League voted to allow the Washington Senators to move to Minneapolis-St. Paul (as the Minnesota Twins) and to expand from eight teams to ten for the first time in the AL's 59-year history. A new team was placed in Washington (also called the Senators), and another on the west coast (as the Los Angeles Angels, now the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim).
October 27, 1960 (Thursday)
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair (at the time, Madalyn Murray) and her son William, first attracted national attention, as her protest against Bible reading in the Baltimore public schools continued. She told the Associated Press that she was "prepared to fight the case to the Supreme Court". In 1963, the United States Supreme Court would agree with her that religious services in public school were unconstitutional.
- With less than two weeks left in the U.S. presidential campaign, eggs and tomatoes were thrown at Republican candidate Richard Nixon at various campaign stops in Michigan. At Muskegon, an egg struck Nixon's coat and hit a Secret Service man, while other items were thrown at Grand Rapids and at Jackson.
- The Food for Peace program was created by unanimous vote of the U.N. General Assembly, providing for nations with food surpluses to supply "the largest practicable quantities" to nations in need, "at low cost, payable in local currencies" 
October 28, 1960 (Friday)
- Alfred Frenzel, a member of West Germany's Bundestag since 1953, was arrested inside the parliament building in Bonn, and charged with espionage. While a member of the Defense Committee, Frenzel had also been spying for Czechoslovakia since 1955.
- In Oslo, the Nobel Committee announced that there would be no Nobel Peace Prize awarded that year.
- Born: Landon Curt Noll, American mathematician, in Walnut Creek, California
October 29, 1960 (Saturday)
- A plane carrying the California Polytechnic College football team crashed on takeoff from Toledo, Ohio, killing 24 people. The Cal Poly team was on its way home to San Luis Obispo after a 50–6 loss to Bowling Green State University earlier in the day.
- A coal mine explosion at Shiranuka, Japan, killed 17 miners.
- In Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) made his professional boxing debut, defeating Tunney Hunsaker (a 30-year-old prizefighter who was also the police chief of Fayetteville, West Virginia) in a six-round bout.
- Born: Agim Çeku, former Prime Minister of Kosovo, in Ćuška, Yugoslavia; M. D. Valsamma, Indian athlete, in Ottathai
- Died: Johan Gunnar Andersson, 86, Swedish archaeologist
October 30, 1960 (Sunday)
- Michael Woodruff performed the first successful kidney transplantation in the United Kingdom, at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Transplants had been performed in the United States and in France since 1954.
- Nine days before Election Day in the United States, Vice-President and Republican candidate Richard Nixon outraged President Dwight Eisenhower, at a White House luncheon, by pointedly refusing the President's offer to make campaign speeches in the final week. Eisenhower told RNC Chairman Len Hall, "Goddamnit, he looks like a loser to me." 
- Born: Diego Maradona, Argentinian footballer, in Buenos Aires
- Died: Harry H. Goode, 51, American computer engineer; Alfred Hill, 90, Australian conductor and composer; and Sewell Avery, 86, American businessman
October 31, 1960 (Monday)
- The SS Clan Alpine is driven 11 miles (18 km) up the Karnaphuli River by a tropical cyclone and stranded. It will be scrapped in February 1961.
- Born: Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran until the proclamation of the Islamic Republic in 1979.
- Died: H.L. Davis, 66, American novelist, Pulitzer Prize for Honey in the Horn
- "Nigerian Flag In Place of Union Jack", Glasgow Herald, October 1, 1960, p7
- "Activism Marks First World MRSA Day", MRSA Survivors Network
- "'Celbenin' – resistant Staphylococci", by M. Patricia Jevons, Br Med J. 1961 January 14; 1(5219): 124–125
- The Museum of Broadcast Communications
- José Maria Bello, A History of Modern Brazil, 1889–1964 (Stanford University Press, 1966) p341
- "'Oldest in Office' Record for Ike", Oakland Tribune, October 3, 1960, p1
- AviationSafety.net accident description
- "How Crickets Cause Air Crash", Miami News, April 30, 1962, p1
- "Courier 1A, 1B, 1C" by Gunter Krebs; "U.S. Shoots 'Magic Brain' Into Orbit", Oakland Tribune, October 4, 1960, p1
- "Chronology October 1960", The World Almanac and book of facts, 1961 (New York World-Telegram, 1960), pp182–185
- Margaret Ripley Wolfe, Kingsport, Tennessee: A Planned American City (University Press of Kentucky, 1987) pp171–74
- J. C. Gordon Brown, Blazes Along a Diplomatic Trail: A Memoir of Four Posts in the Canadian Foreign Service (Trafford Publishing, 2000) p300
- "Australian Dictionary of Biography"
- Britannica Archive; "U.S. Protests Cuban Plane 'Buzzed' Sub", Oakland Tribune, October 8, 1960, p1
- "Nixon, Kennedy In Hot Exchange", Oakland Tribune, October 8, 1960, p1
- Neil A. Hamilton, The 1970s (Infobase Publishing, 2006) p215
- "U.N. Bars Red China For 10th Straight Year – Vote Margin Narrowest In History", Oakland Tribune, October 8, 1960, p1
- Australian Antarctic Data Center
- National Park Service
- "List of National Historic Landmarks by State" (July 2015), National Historic Landmarks Program
- "Zanzibar's Sultan Dies; Ruled 48 Years", Chicago Tribune, October 10, 1960, pIV-1
- "Titans Player Dies After Texas Game", New York Times, October 10, 1960, p1
- "International Mars Missions Span Four Decades of Successes, Failures" by Cliff Lethbridge, Space.com
- This Day in the 1960s
- "Khrushchev Bangs His Shoe on Desk", New York Times; "Shoe-Waver, Name-Caller Khrush Disrupts Assembly", Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI); "Nikita Waves Shoe In Air; Calls UN Delegate 'Jerk'", Waco (TX) News-Tribune, October 13, 1960, p1; This Day in the 1960s
- "Civil Liberties Union Appeals In Bible Case", The Salisbury (MD) Times, November 1, 1960, p5
- Bryan F. LeBeau, The Atheist: Madalyn Murray O'Hair (New York University Press, 2003) p40
- "27 Injured by Times Square Subway Bomb", Oakland Tribune, October 12, 1960, p1;
- "Youth Kills Pro-Red Japanese Leader", Oakland Tribune, October 12, 1960, p1; video
- "Bucs Are the Champs: Maz's Homer in 9th Wins, 10-0", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 13, 1960, p1
- National Institute of Standards and Technology
- "JFK at the Union: The unknown story of the Peace Corps speech" by James Tobin, Michigan Today
- "Ike Welcomes Heads of New U.N. Nations", Oakland Tribune, October 14, 1960, p1
- "Today Climax To Long Toil", Sydney Morning Herald, October 14, 1960, p13
- "Football League Is Sued by Rival", New York Times, October 15, 1960, p20
- [erierr.railfan.net/eriepres.html Erie Railroad presidents]
- Thomas M. Leonard, ed., Encyclopedia of the Developing World (Volume 3, Taylor & Francis, 2006) p1590
- "300 Die in Fierce Algeria Battle", Oakland Tribune, October 18, 1960, p1
- "3,000 Killed by 150 m.p.h. Winds, Giant Tidal Wave", Oakland Tribune, October 18, 1960, p1
- Jeune Afrique website
- "Houston and N.Y. to Join National League" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 18, 1960, p20
- "'Not Just Tourists', Yanks Say", San Antonio Light, October 18, 1960, p1
- Peterson Institute for International Economics
- Peter Schwab, Cuba: Confronting the U.S. Embargo (St. Martin's Press, 1999) p54
- Britannica Archive
- Stanford Encyclopedia; "Dr. King Released Pending His Appeal", New York Times, October 28, 1960, p1
- "Yanks Fire Casey Stengel", Oakland Tribune, October 19, 1960, p1
- "'Fantastic' Rise In London Gold Prices", Sydney Morning Herald, October 21, 1960
- "The Bank of England in its International Setting, 1918–1972", by P.L. Cottrell, in The Bank of England: Money, Power and Influence 1694–1994 (Clarendon Press, 1995) p132
- "Queen Launches Dreadnought", The Glasgow Herald, October 22, 1960, p4
- This Day in the 1960s
- "JFK Splashed", San Antonio Light, October 24, 1960, p3
- "Soviet article reports 1960 launch blast", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 17, 1989, p3
- "Chief of Rockets Killed in Soviet; Moscow Reports Death of Nedelin in Plane Crash", New York Times, October 26, 1960, p2
- "Action Protests Export Embargo" Associated Press October 25, 1960
- "Watch to Run Year on Tiny Cell Introduced", Los Angeles Times, October 26, 1960, p12; American Heritage.com
- Ad in LIFE Magazine, November 28, 1960, p47
- collector's website
- "Store Blast Kills Six, Injures 50", Oakland Tribune, October 25, 1960, p1
- "El Salvador Chief Flees Army Coup", The Spokesman Review (Spokane, WA), October 27, 1960, p38; "El Salvador: Preventive Coup", TIME Magazine, November 7, 1960
- Leonard Koppett and David Koppett, Koppett's Concise History of Major League Baseball (Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2004) p278
- "Atheist Takes Son Out of Public School", Oakland Tribune, October 27, 1960, p9
- "Nixon Egged and Heckled in Michigan", Milwaukee Journal, October 28, 1960, p1
- "Bonn Deputy Held as Spy for Czechs; Bundestag Aide Had Access to State and NATO Secrets – Seized in Parliament", New York Times, October 30, 1960, p 13; Allen W. Dulles, The Craft of Intelligence (Lyons Press, 2006) p 108
- Britannica "Nobel Committee Skips Peace Prize", Oakland Tribune, October 28, 1960, p1
- "24 Killed as Cal Poly Grid Plane Crashes", Oakland Tribune, October 30, 1960, p1
- Stephen Brunt, Facing Ali: The Opposition Weighs In (Lyons Press, 2002) p15
- Tom Wicker, Dwight D. Eisenhower (New York Times Books, 2002) pp119–120
- Sewell Avery