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Movie history events from 1960

The world picks itself up after the ravaging of World War III, spawning the rise of Big Brother. (1984)

Patrick Bateman is born. (Manhattan, New York) (American Psycho)

Cassius Clay becomes a professional boxer. (Louisville, Kentucky) (Balls of Fury)

President-elect John F Kennedy, the first president from the north since the War of Northern Aggression, looks to ban slavery, while fighting the Cold War in Canada. (CSA) (C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America)

Che Guevara meets Alberto Granado for the first time since their epic trek across South America eight years beforehand. (Cuba) (The Motorcycle Diaries)

Peggy Sue relives her high-school youth. (Peggy Sue Got Married)

The growing ranks of Brigade 2506 train in southern Florida and at a CIA-run training base near Retalhuleu, Guatamala. (Race to Witch Mountain)

Around this time, additions are built without any permits on the original structure of the building that becomes Five Point Trinity Church. (Dallas, Texas) (Red State)

Estelle reads Edgar Paddington's mind when he tries to ask her out. (Los Angeles, California) (Valentine's Day)

Thirteen-year-old Curt Wild is forced to undergo electroshock therapy after he is discovered performing a sexual act on his older brother. (Michigan ) (Velvet Goldmine)

The nuclear powered submarine USOS Seaview under goes her sea trials, which include a trip under the North Pole. (Santa Barbra, Ca.) (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)

Friday 1st January: C.C. Baxter and Fran Kubelik finish their gin game. (New York City) (The Apartment)

Saturday 2nd January: John F. Kennedy announces that he is a presidential candidate. (Washington D.C.) (Killing Kennedy)

Saturday 9th January: Severus Snape born. (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)

Saturday 30th January: Lily Potter born. (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2)

Wednesday 16th March: A bout de souffle is released. (France) (The Squid and the Whale)

Thursday 28th April: Konga kills Dean Foster in his study at Essex University. (London ) (Konga)

Sunday 1st May: American U-2 spy plane shot down. (Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident)

Saturday 7th May: Leonid Brezhnev becomes President of the USSR. (Brezhnev)

Monday 23rd May: Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion announces to the world that Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann has been captured and will stand trial in Israel. (The Man Who Captured Eichmann)

Thursday 16th June: Psycho premiers with positive reception. (New York City, New York) (Hitchcock)

Wednesday 13th July: Senator John F. Kennedy is nominated for the presidency by the Democratic Party Convention. (Los Angeles, California) (The Rat Pack)

Wednesday 10th August: 'Ocean's Eleven' opens in cinemas. (The Rat Pack)

Wednesday 17th August: The Beatles arrive in Hamburg. (Hamburg, Germany) (In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

Wednesday 17th August: John Lennon calls his aunt Mimi as soon as he gets to Hamburg, and will call her every week since then until he dies. (Hamburg, Germany) (Nowhere Boy)

September: Fumio Sugihara, sworn brother to ailing yakuza boss Muraoka, is shot to death in a bold daylight attack; this leads to Muraoka's decision to step down. (Kure, Japan) (The Yakuza Papers 3: Proxy War)

Monday 26th September: Kennedy and Nixon square off in a televised presidential debate. (Nixon)

Tuesday 25th October: Holly Golightly receives a cheque. (Breakfast at Tiffany's)

Tuesday 8th November: John F. Kennedy is ahead in the presidential election. (Washington D.C.) (Killing Kennedy)

Tuesday 8th November: John F Kennedy elected U.S. President. (The Rat Pack)

Wednesday 16th November: Clark Gable dies of a heart attack. (Los Angeles, California) (Gable and Lombard)

Friday 25th November: Maria Minerva Argentina Mirabal, Patria Mercedes Mirabal, and Maria Teresa Mirabal are assassinated by henchmen of dictator Rafael Trujillo. (Dominican Republic) (Rains of Injustice)

Thursday 1st December: Sandra Dee marries Bobby Darin. (Beyond the Sea)

Sunday 25th December: Zachary Beaulieu born. (Quebec) (C.R.A.Z.Y.)

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