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- Virginius Thornton becomes the first Black student to gain admission to the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia, enrolling in a doctoral program in history.
- October 8 – University of Virginia President Edgar F. Shannon, Jr. announces the formation of a long-range planning committee to study the institution's educational and physical needs through 1975. 
- October 10 – Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Lyndon B. Johnson appears in Charlottesville as part of a five-day train trip through southern states. 
- October 27 – Black high school students protest at the Barracks Road Shopping Center and picketed Rose's after being refused service at the lunch counter. They leave after thirty minutes after the manager and treasurer of the Thomas Jefferson Corporation convince them they are on private property and not a city street. The students are accompanied by several adults such as NAACP president Eugene Williams, the Reverend James Hamilton of Mount Zion Baptist Church, and Sarah Patton Boyle. 
- November 4 – The three-judge annexation court ordered the city to pay Albemarle County $250,000 to reimburse the city for loss of net tax revenue from the 2,831 acres being annexed by the city.
- November 18 – Eight people arrested in Charlottesville as part of a nationwide crackdown on illegal betting on football lotteries 
- November 15 – The Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad (CARS) started providing first-aid services to the citizens of Charlottesville and Albemarle County with 42 members — 40 men and two women.
- November 17 – The Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad (CARS) took its first call run; a pedestrian was hit by a car.
- November 21 – Charlottesville City Council considers a rezoning request from the Optimist Club for a clubhouse for the Optimist's Boys Club on Bainbridge Street. 
1960 election results
|Bernard J. Haggerty (D)||2,898|
|Lindsey B. Mount (D)||2,718|
|Robert E. Lee (R)||2,167|
|S. Dexter Forbes (D)||2,122|
|Source: City of Charlottesville|
Each voter could vote for up to three candidates.
- Web. Long Range Planning Group to Study Needs of University, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, October 8, 1960, retrieved October 8, 2022. Print. October 8, 1960 page 1.
- Web. Lyndon Johnson Coming Monday, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, October 8, 1960, retrieved October 8, 2022. Print. October 8, 1960 page 9.
- Web. Negro Students Picket Rose's, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, October 28, 1960, retrieved October 27, 2022. Print. October 28, 1960 page 3.>
- Web. Court Orders City To Pay $539,573 in Annexation – Less Than 3rd Of the Amount County Asked, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, Daily Progress, Saturday November 5, 1960, retrieved November 6, 2023.
- Web. Federal Tax Agents Arrest Eight in Crackdown on Football Pools, Don DeVore and Bill Truitt, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, November 19, 1960, retrieved November 19, 2022. Print. November 19, 1960 page 9.
- Web. Our History, Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad, Inc, November 5, 2023, retrieved November 5, 2023.
- Web. Council to Consider Change in Zoning, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, November 19, 1960, retrieved November 19, 2022. Print. November 19, 1960 page 9.
- Web. Election Results for June 14, 1960, City of Charlottesville, retrieved September 3, 2022.
- Web. Funeral for Ullin Leavell To Be Held Here Tomorrow, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, September 23, 1960, retrieved September 22, 2022. Print. September 23, 1960 page 13.