1 of 6 portraits of Philip Larkin
© Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation; Courtesy Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona Foundation
by Rollie McKenna
bromide print, 1960
13 7/8 in. x 11 1/8 in. (354 mm x 281 mm) paper size; 13 5/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (347 mm x 267 mm) image size
Given by Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation, 2011
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Events of 1960back to top
Current affairsPrince Andrew is born, the third child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.
The Contraceptive Pill is introduced in England, dramatically changing the nation's approach to sex and relationships, and significantly contributing to the 1960s culture of liberation.
Art and sciencePenguin books defend D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover against charges of obscenity by demonstrating that the novel was of literary merit. The 'not guilty' verdict was seen as a victory for free speech and marked the beginning if a new era of liberalism.
The satirical review Beyond the Fringe launches the careers of Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Jonathan Miller.