Step back in time: to 1960
Take a trip down memory lane with a nostalgic look back at life back in 1960. This is a year that marks the beginning of a shift in Britain and around the world; war and depression was over and the decade that followed was a time of great hope, excitement and change.
The Swinging Sixties would come to be known as a golden age of British pop music and fashion, and at the turn of the decade there was already a glimmer of the many exciting things to come.
So grab a cuppa and step back in time with us to 1960…
Popular Culture offers a glimpse into the lives of people and the big and little things that made up the everyday. Here’s a snapshot of life and pop culture in 1960.
1960 wasn’t just an important year in Britain. Here’s a look at some of the most significant events that took place in 1960 around the globe.
From big upsets to big wins, here are some of the most significant moments to take place in sport in 1960.
Pas Seul wins the Cheltenham Gold Cup while Merryman II wins the Grand National at Aintree.
Some big personalities came into the world in 1960. Here’s a few of the famous faces born this year.
Nothing takes us back like music; these were some of the best-selling artists and most popular songs on the radio in 1960.
Best selling single of the year: Elvis Presley, It’s Now or Never [8 weeks at number 1]
Christmas number 1: Cliff Richard, I Love You
Other popular songs
Cliff Richard, Please Don’t Tease Me
Chubby Checker, The Twist
The Everly Brothers, Cathy’s Clown [7 weeks at number 1]
The Shadows, Apache [5 weeks at number 1]
How old were you in 1960? Does our timeline bring back any memories?
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