Take a fast paced walk down memory lane

1960 Trivia compiled by Ted Yates

Compiled By Ted Yates




TV Shows which made their debut in 1960 included:
The Andy Griffith Show
The Flintstones
My 3 Sons
Route 66
Surfside 6



43 year old John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States.


Introductions in 1960 included Birth Control Pills, Aluminum cans for food and beverages, and felt tip pens.



Entertainers we lost in 1960 included Johnny Horton, Eddie Cochran, Jesse Belvin and actor Clark Gable.



Elvis Presley returned from the army to resume his movie and recording career.



Top Movies of 1960 included:
The Apartment
Elmer Gantry
Never On Sunday
The Magnificent Seven



Canada’s Prime Minister was John Diefenbaker.

Parliament passes the Bill of Rights.


In 1960, you could bring home the bacon for 49 cents a pound. A carton of cigarettes cost $3.09 and back then, the only thing we knew for sure was that smoking shortened… your cigarettes.



In Chicago, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon met in the first televised debate between Presidential candidates.



Music artists who had their first hit in 1960 included :
Johnny Burnette, Brian Hyland, The Ventures, Charlie Rich and Ike and Tina Turner


Canada had only one television network, the CBC, and the World of TV was still in black and white.


The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 0 to win the Stanley Cup.


Nikita Khrushchev disrupted a meeting at the U.N. by banging on the podium with his shoe.


The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the New York Yankees in 7 games to win the World Series.

The Ottawa Roughriders defeated the Edmonton Eskimos 16 – 6 to win the Grey Cup.


A loaf of bread cost 10 cents, and a pound of bananas put you back 9 cents. In 1960, you could buy a New Ford Pickup for $1,895.00.


An American U–2 spy plane was shot down over Russia. Its pilot, Francis Gary Powers was captured and imprisoned.


Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez ended their marriage.



The Howdy Doody Show came to an end in 1960.


Ontario License Plates were black lettering on a white background and were changed every year.


The Grammy Award winning Record of the Year was ‘Theme From A Summer Place’ by Percy Faith.