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1960 in

the DWU • production history • vital statistics

Timeline for 1960
20th century | 1960s

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In 1960, British national service was abolished. (AUDIO: 1963: Fanfare for the Common Men)

At some point during the year, an unknown incarnation of the Doctor received an honorary degree from St Cedd's College, Cambridge and visited Professor Chronotis. (PROSE: Shada), (TV: Shada

The Third Doctor and Jo Grant also participated in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament's march. (PROSE: Come Friendly Bombs...)

On 11 September, Ellie Oswald, mother of Clara Oswald, was born. (TV: The Rings of Akhaten) On the 22nd, Tegan Jovanka, companion of the Fourth and Fifth Doctors, was born in Brisbane. (AUDIO: The Gathering)

On 9 December, Coronation Street debuted on television on Earth. Several cast members of this long-running series were destined to be killed by the Vore (PROSE: The Gallifrey Chronicles) and the Sixth Doctor once had a strange dream involving the series. (PROSE: Christmas Special)

Linda Dovie was born to Bob and Jenny Dovie. (AUDIO: The Light at the End)

New York City's total population was 7,783,314, 1,558,690 of whom were foreign-born. (TV: The Gathering)

A film adaptation of The Time Machine was released. (PROSE: Synthespians™)