In the worst disaster of the space age, some 120 people are killed when a Soviet R-16 intercontinental ballistic missile explodes on the launch pad. It came to be known as the Nedelin Catastrophe because among the victims was Field Marshal Mitrofan Nedelin, the commander of the Soviet Strategic Rocket Forces (and the R-16 development program). The disaster was not brought to light by the Soviet government until 1989.
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- Friday, October 28, 1960: 'Nixonland'
- Undated: 'Closer Than We Think!'
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- Monday, October 24, 1960: Nedelin Catastrophe
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- Wednesday, October 19, 1960: Cuban embargo
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- September-October, 1960: Khrushchev and the U.N.
- Wednesday, October 12, 1960: Khrushchev's shoe
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- Undated: Life in 1960 (as imagined in 1939)
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- Monday, October 3, 1960: 'The Andy Griffith Show'
- Saturday, October 1, 1960: The Climatron
- Undated: 'We Insist! Freedom Now Suite'
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