You may of been driving around in a 1960 Humber Hawk Series II while lower budgets enjoyed the 1960 Austin Mini Seven rather than the  Aston Martin DB5.

Most bored kids had hobbies that nearly always included stamp collecting or postcard collecting. You may of been into gardening. If so then the 1960s UK Ladybird Indoor Gardening Book was essential for any green fingers

Here are some other memories we enjoyed in the year of 1960, feel free to add your memories at the foot of the page.

Year of 1960

1960 Fashion

This was the year Dr. Martens set off and eventually made a big name for itself in the fashion world. Did you prefer a 1960 Russell & Bromley Green bag as your fashion accessory for a night at the dance hall?

1960 Toys

Toys such as Hornby trains were in ever boys bedroom along with meccanno and other lovable games and toys. Also making it popular in the year of 1960 was the Johnny Eagle gun. Some may remember counting with Hi-Ho! Cherry-O, or Spudsie the Hot Potato. You could also be entertained with the Fun Phone, anyone remember that? Other hits were the plastic-bodied robot called Mr. Machine. For those that couldnt drive a mini they could scale down to Scalextric Triang They released a 1960’s Mini Racing set that kept boys and dads entertained.

1960 Music

If you wanted to hear the hits, then tuning in to the Pirate Radio Luxembourg on 208 Medium Wave was a must. True the signal would fade on and off, but you did get a great radio station with all the hits.

  1 The Everly Brothers Cathy’s Clown
   2 Cliff Richard Please Don’t Tease
   3 Elvis Presley The Girl Of My Best Friend / A Mess Of Blues
   4 Jimmy Jones Handy Man
   5 Elvis Presley It’s Now Or Never
   6 The Shadows Apache
   7 The Drifters Save The Last Dance For Me
   8 Anthony Newley Why?
   9 Duane Eddy Because They’re Young
   10 Johnny Kidd Shakin’ All Over

1960 Tv shows

This was the year you may of watched Maverick with Beau Maverick (1960-61) Gentleman Jack Darby Richard Long Doc Holliday (1960-62) . Other shows included Let’s Have Fun. Though in the USA one show that caught everyone’s attention was the first televised presidential debates.

Anyone remember The 1960 Children’s Film Foundation program called Hunted in Holland? A lad goes to stay with his Dutch pen pal and accidentally falls foul of a tourist guide on his way across. This guide is one of a gang smuggling stolen diamonds into Holland; a bracelet is hidden in his walking stick and they discover this. It was repeated a few times thereafter, but made great TV in that year.

1960 News

One main event making the news in 1960 was the Olympics. The 1960 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held from August 25 to September 11, 1960 in Rome, Italy. During 1960 Brazil’s Capital Moves to Brand New City and Lasers were Invented

1960 Movies

One of the biggest releases this year was Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho

1960 part of the 52 Weeks of Years

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  1. In 1960 The Apartment was also released – With Jack Lemmon – A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.Anyone else remember this movie?

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