1960 Newspapers

The beginning of the 1960s brought with it a burst of colour after the stark black and white conservatism of the 50s. Decades of war, hopelessness, and poverty had given way to hope, promise and prosperity. You can relive this fascinating year in history by selecting an original newspaper of your choice with our archive search.

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1960 Newspapers

Famously known as “the swinging sixties”, America was completely transformed thanks to freedom, fun, and music. The 60’s was characterised by rock and roll and was the decade of the Hippie movement, which celebrated freedom and love, and brought recreational drugs into the mainstream. Fashion mirrored the freedom mentality of the decade. Women’s clothes were designed to be liberating, allowing them to run and jump after the restrictive clothes of the 50’s. The miniskirt was invented, and geometric and psychedelic prints took over. A 1960 newspaper is a great way to commemorate the beginning of one of the coolest decades in history, and to understand it through the eyes and words of those who lived it.

1960 Newspaper Articles: A Summary

Which 1960 headlines captured the attention of the American public and kept reporters writing and photographers snapping? Find out what happened with an authentic 1960s newspaper chronicling all the events of the year as they happened.

February 3, 1960
Prime Minister Harold Macmillan makes the ‘Wind of Change’ speech to the South African Parliament in Cape Town. He had originally made the speech in Accra on 10th January 1960, but it had received little publicity.

February 18, 1960
The 1960 Winter Olympics open in Squaw Valley, California.

March 3, 1960
Elvis Presley returns home from Germany after being away on military duty for two years.

June 26, 1960
British Somaliland gains independence from the United Kingdom. Five days later, it unites with the former Italian Somaliland to create the modern Somali Republic.

July 10, 1960
The Soviet Union beats Yugoslavia 2-1 to win the first ever European Football Championship.

July 11, 1960
Harper Lee releases her critically acclaimed novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”.

July 21, 1960
Francis Chichester, English navigator and yachtsman, arrives in New York aboard ‘Gypsy Moth II’, having made a record solo Atlantic crossing in forty days.

August 25, 1960
The 1960 Summer Olympics open in Rome, Italy.

October 29, 1960
Cassius Clay, later Muhammad Ali, wins his first professional fight in Louisville, Kentucky.

October 30, 1960
Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom, at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

November 2, 1960
Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ case.

December 2, 1960
The Archbishop of Canterbury talks with Pope John XXIII for approximately one hour in the Vatican. It is the first time in more than 500 years that a head of the Anglican Church had visited the Pope.

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Andrea S June 28 2022

Educational!

Karan Jain June 21 2022

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Angela Eichner June 14 2022

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Carla Degnan June 13 2022

I am very unsatisfied with the order I placed through your company. The order did not arrive until after I paid the for the expedited service and the order was not in good shape. When the box was opened the newspaper was not centered in the frame and the frame immediately fell apart and could not be put back together well at all - it consistently fell apart. The presentation that you advertised was not at all what arrived at my home and this was a special gift for a 60th birthday. If the shipping could not be delivered within the 2 day expeditied time that I requested I should have received a notification by email that you could not meet the expedited shipping date so it would get here in the 2 days. I placed the order on 5/25/22 and received an email on 5/27/22 stating that it was on its way but it did not arrive until 5/31/22 - this is 6 days after the order was placed and I would have not requested the expedited shipping if I knew it would arrive after 5/29/22.nnI am not at all pleased and would like to have the order totally refunded including the shipping costs. I will gladly send you back the newspaper and the frame if that is what you need in order to expedite this. I have tried several times to contact you by phone but have not gotten through. The item has been shipped back to you.n

  • Historic Newspapers Team June 14 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    Looking at your order, and email confirmation, we had confirmed that your order was due for delivery between May 27-May 30 but unfortunately was 1 business day later than expected, which we do apologize for.

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Tara Zingali June 6 2022

I believe it is authentic.

Shawna Briggs June 1 2022

It was the perfect birthday gift for my husband. He was thoroughly surprised and pleased to read his paper.

Ron McAmis May 24 2022

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KRISTINE MARKLE May 17 2022

Amazing to have a certified original newspaper from the date you want!!!!

Laura McFadden May 3 2022

I purchased this for my fathers 80th birthday and it was an authentic Wall Street journal from the day in 1942. The paper was in good condition and he loved it. It arrived timely and I would highly recommend their product.

Melissa R May 2 2022

Its authentic and amazing to look back on news and events that happened back them. Plus newspapers are so rare makes me want to go out and some some to pass on to my children.