- 960 : The Danish King Harald Blauzahn is baptized. The Danes become Christians.
- 960: The Song Dynasty begins in China .
- The Byzantines recaptured Crete ( 961 ), Cilicia ( 964 to 966 ), Cyprus ( 965 ) and Syria ( 968 to 969 ).
- 969: Founding of al-Qāhira ( Cairo ) by the general Dschauhar as-Siqillī .
- Havgrímur receives half of the Faroe Islands as a fief from the Norwegian King Harald II. Graufell .
- first documentary mention of the cities of Eilenburg and Wurzen as civitas Ilburg and Vurcine civitas on July 29, 961 in a document from King Otto I.