1960 was the sixtieth year of the twentieth century; there were forty years until the twenty-first century.
- 9 January: Severus Snape is born to Tobias and Eileen Snape.
- 30 January: Lily Evans is born to Mr and Mrs Evans.
- 10 March: Remus Lupin is born to Lyall and Hope Lupin.
- 27 March: James Potter is born to Charlus and Dorea Potter.