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Jump on our Virtual Newsstand as we journey back to 1960. See and read the comic books on sale month by month, and find out the major news of the day.

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January

Trieste Bathyscaphe
Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh aboard Trieste descend into the Mariana Trench reaching the lowest spot on Earth more ...

February

Winter Olympics Logo
The 1960 Winter Olympic Games begin at the Squaw Valley Ski Resort, in Placer County, California more ...

March

Iconic Photograph of Che Guevara
Alberto Korda takes his now iconic photograph of Che Guevara, which he titled 'Guerrillero Heroico', in Havana, Cuba more ...

April

Weather Satelite Tiros 1
The United States launches the world's first successful weather satellite, TIROS-1 from Cape Canaveral, Florida more ...

May

Photograph of Gary Powers
An American Lockheed U-2 spy plane is shot down over the Soviet Union. Its pilot, Francis Gary Powers, is captured more ...

June

Photograph of Nobusuke Kishi
Civil unrest and the postponement of Eisenhower's visit leads to the resignation of Japanese prime minister, Nobusuke Kishi more ...

July

Photograph of Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Ceylon elects Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike as its Prime Minister, the world's first elected female head of government more ...

August

Joseph Kittinger making his epic jump
Joseph Kittinger jumps from a balloon over New Mexico at an altitude of about 102,800 feet (31,333 meters) more ...

September

A young Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) wins the gold medal in light-heavyweight boxing, at the 1960 Summer Olympic Games more ...

October

Nikita Khrushchev Speaking at the United Nations
Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe on a table at a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly more ...

November

A Polaris Missile
Another Polaris missile is test-launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. It will become a symbol of the Cold War more ...

December

A Farthing
The farthing, a coin which was first minted in England in the 13th century, is no longer legal tender in the United Kingdom more ...

Unknown Month In 1960

1960
Bandaranaike first elected female government head - Ali wins Olympic Gold - Tiros 1 launched - Kittinger freefalls 16 miles more ...
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