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The United States launches the first weather satellite, TIROS-1

American presidential candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon debate live on television

The first quasar is discovered at the Palomar Observatory

In 1960:

1960 Psycho

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, screenplay by Joseph Stefano, who adapted it from the 1959 novel of the same name by Robert Bloch

Inventions in 1960

34th President: Dwight D. Eisenhower
January 20th 1953 - January 20th 1961
Republican

1960 Cadillac Coupe deVille

Photo: Sony Corporation

The average house cost $20,556
Equivalent today: $151,847

The average car cost $2,600
Equivalent today: $19,206

The average wage was $4,007
Equivalent today: $29,600

1960 Sony TV8-301

The first fully tansistorised television

1960 Laser

Theodore Maiman demonstrates the first working laser, a ruby laser. Shown right, early government laser research

Photo: Berthold Werner

Photo: Universal Studios

Photo: US Government