Reeling in the Years

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5 February – The film, Mise Éire , by George Morrison with music by Seán Ó Riada, had its Dublin première at the Regal Cinema following a 27 January Gaeltacht première at Gweedore in County Donegal, the first feature-length Irish language film on general release.

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26 February – Alitalia Flight 61 8 : An airliner flying to New York crashed shortly after takeoff into a cemetery at Shannon , killing 34 of the 52 persons on board..

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1 June – Radio Éireann was transferred from direct control of the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs to a separate public authority..

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The 1960 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final was the 73rd All-Ireland Final and the culmination of the 1960 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, an inter-county hurling tournament for the top teams in Ireland. The match was held at Croke Park, Dublin, on 4 September 1960, between Wexford and Tipperary. The Munster champions lost to their Leinster opponents on a score line of 2-15 to 0-11..

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On 25 September 1960, Down won the championship following a 2–10 to 0–8 defeat of Kerry in the All-Ireland final. This was their first All-Ireland title. Down's James McCartan was the choice for Texaco Footballer of the Year..

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8 November – Nine Irish Army soldiers serving with the United Nations were killed in the Congo..

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International Events. US Enters Vietnam War The IRA starts it's fight against the British, John F Kennedy wins presidential Election Chubby Chequer and The twist start a new dance craze Soviet missile shoots down the US U2 spy plane Aluminum Cans used for the first time The US announces 3,500 American soldiers are going to be sent to Vietnam Xerox introduces the first photocopier Fidel Castro nationalises American Oil, sugar and other US interests in Cuba OPEC ( Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries ) is formed.

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Top songs of 1960. Theme from a Summer Place - Percy Faith He'll Have to Go - Jim Reeves Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers Running Bear - Johnny Preston Teen Angel - Mark Dinning I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley Handy Man - Jimmy Jones "It's Now or Never” by Elvis Presley is officially recorded as the biggest-selling single of 1960..

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