March 1960 in history

March 1960 events chronologically

Mar 4 The French freighter La Coubre explodes in Havana, Cuba killing 100
Mar 5 Cuban photographer Alberto Korda takes his iconic photograph of Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara
Mar 9 Dr. Belding Hibbard Scribner implants for the first time a shunt he invented into a patient, which allows the patient to receive hemodialysis on a regular basis
Mar 17 U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the National Security Council directive on the anti-Cuban covert action program that will ultimately lead to the Bay of Pigs Invasion
Mar 21 Apartheid in South Africa: Massacre in Sharpeville, South Africa: Police open fire on a group of unarmed black South African demonstrators, killing 69 and wounding 180
Mar 22 Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser

Top 7 most famous people born in March 1960

Mar 7 Ivan Lendl a former world no.1 professional tennis player. Originally from Czechoslovakia, he became a United States citizen in 1992. He was one of the game's most dominant players in the 1980s and remained a top competitor into the early 1990s. He has been described as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Lendl's game relied particularly on strength and heavy topspin from the baseline and helped usher in the modern era of "power tennis"
Mar 8 Jeffrey Eugenides an American novelist and short story writer. He has written numerous short stories and essays, as well as three novels: The Virgin Suicides , Middlesex , and The Marriage Plot. The Virgin Suicides has been filmed, while Middlesex received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in addition to being a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International Dublin Literary Award, and France's Prix Médicis
Mar 13 Adam Clayton an English-born Irish musician best known as the bassist of the rock band U2. He has resided in County Dublin since the time his family moved to Malahide when he was five years old in 1965. Clayton is well known for his bass playing on songs such as "New Year's Day", "Seconds", "Bullet the Blue Sky", "With or Without You", "Mysterious Ways", "Get on Your Boots", and "Magnificent". His work on No Line on the Horizon has been cited as his best bass playing. He has worked on several solo projects throughout his career, such as his work with fellow band member Larry Mullen on the theme of 1996's Mission: Impossible. Clayton, as a part of U2, has won 22 Grammy awards
Mar 21 Ayrton Senna a Brazilian racing driver who won three Formula One world championships. He was killed in an accident while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. He was among the most dominant and successful Formula One drivers of the modern era and is considered one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport. He is the most recent driver to have been killed in a Formula One World Championship event
Mar 24 Nena a German singer, actress, and comedienne who rose to international fame in 1983 with the New German Wave song "99 Luftballons". In 1984, she re-recorded this song in English as "99 Red Balloons". Nena was also the name of the band with whom she released the song. The re-recording of some of her old songs rekindled her career in 2002. In 2007, she co-founded the school "Neue Schule Hamburg"
Mar 26 Jon Huntsman Jr. an American politician, businessman, and diplomat who served as the 16th Governor of Utah from 2005 to 2009, and as United States Ambassador to Singapore from 1992 to 1993, and China from 2009 to 2011. He has served in the administrations of four U.S. Presidents and was a candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. In January 2014, Huntsman was named chairman of the Atlanticist think-tank the Atlantic Council
Mar 26 Jennifer Grey an American actress. She is known for her roles in the 1980s films Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Dirty Dancing. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the latter. She is also known for her 2010 victory in season eleven of the American version of Dancing with the Stars. Grey is the daughter of Academy Award–winning actor Joel Grey and former actress/singer Jo Wilder

Top 7 most famous people died in March 1960

Mar 4 Leonard Warren an American opera singer. A baritone, he was a leading artist for many years with the Metropolitan Opera in Manhattan borough of New York City, New York
Mar 11 Roy Chapman Andrews an American explorer, adventurer and naturalist who became the director of the American Museum of Natural History. He is primarily known for leading a series of expeditions through the fragmented China of the early 20th century into the Gobi Desert and Mongolia. The expeditions made important discoveries and brought the first-known fossil dinosaur eggs to the museum. His popular writings about his adventures made him famous
Mar 13 Archduchess Elisabeth Amalie of Austria a daughter of Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria and his third wife Infanta Maria Theresa of Portugal. She was the mother of Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, and the paternal grandmother of Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, the current reigning Prince of Liechtenstein
Mar 14 Oliver Kirk an American bantamweight and featherweight professional boxer who won two gold medals in Boxing at the 1904 Summer Olympics.
Mar 15 Eduard Čech a Czech mathematician born in Stračov, Bohemia. His research interests included projective differential geometry and topology. In 1921–1922 he collaborated with Guido Fubini in Turin. He died in Prague
Mar 22 José Antonio Aguirre (politician) a political figure of the Basque Nationalism, the first president of the Basque Autonomous Community, from 1936 to 1960.
Mar 23 Said Nursî a Kurdish Sunni Muslim theologian. He wrote the Risale-i Nur Collection, a body of Qur'anic commentary exceeding six thousand pages. Believing that modern science and logic was the way of the future, he advocated teaching religious sciences in secular schools and modern sciences in religious schools