Intro to the Events of 1960

Published: 1960
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President John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States of America, is seen here in this June 11, 1963 file photo. (UPI/File)

Announcer: News of the hour across the nation around the world from the wires of United Press International.

This has been the news of the moment, up to the minute from the wires of United Press International.

Know what that is? That's the sound of Soviet Premier Khrushchev pounding his desk in disagreement at the UN General Assembly. You can relieve this and other standout events of the year on review of 1960 to be heard over this station soon.

John F. Kennedy: "And we stand today on the edge of a new frontier."

Announcer: Recognize that speech? It was part of President elect Kennedy's nomination acceptance speech providing the keynote of his administration. Hear this and other standout stories of the year on review of 1960, over this station soon.

1960, a review of the sounds that made history in our time.

Unknown Speaker: "Nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one, zero."

Announcer: Countdown and another bird of war is given wings. A year that started out in hopes born by the spirit of Camp David closes with fear, mistrust and the continued arms race in the midst of talks about disarmament. There were happier times in 1960. Plain people took time out to pay tribute to a story book princess, whose romance was climaxed in a real life wedding.

Margaret Rose: "I Margaret Rose."

Unknown Speaker: "Take the Anthony Charles Robert."

Margaret Rose: "Take the Anthony Charles Robert."

Unknown Speaker: "To be my wedded husband."

Margaret Rose: "To be my wedded husband."

Unknown Speaker: "To have and to hold."

Margaret Rose: "To have and to hold."

Unknown Speaker: "From this day forward."

Margaret Rose: "From this day forward."

Unknown Speaker: "For better or for worse."

Margaret Rose: "For better or for worse."

Unknown Speaker: "For richer, for poorer."

Margaret Rose: "For richer, for poorer."

Unknown Speaker: "In sickness and in health."

Margaret Rose: "In sickness and in health."

Unknown Speaker: "To love, cherish and to obey."

Margaret Rose: "To love, cherish and to obey."

Unknown Speaker: "Till death us do part."

Margaret Rose: "Till death us do part."