What Happened in September 1960

Historical Events


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1st Mickey Wright wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 2nd Tamara & Irina Press (USSR) become 1st sisters to win olympic gold
  • 2nd William Walton's 2nd Symphony, premieres
  • 2nd The first election of the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, in history of Tibet. The Tibetan community observes this date as the Democracy Day.
  • 4th -12] Hurricane Donna, kills 148 in Caribbean & US
  • 5th Cassius Clay wins Olympic light heavyweight gold medal
  • 5th President Kasavubu fires premier Lumumba of Congo
  • 5th Wilma Rudolph wins her 2nd gold medal

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5th A. J. Foyt wins the first of 67 Indy car victories at Du Quoin, Ill. State Fairgrounds

Racing Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • 5th The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.
  • 7th Ljudmila Shevcova runs female olympic record 800m (2:04.3)
  • 8th German Democratic Republic limits access to East-Berlin for West Berliners

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8th Nationwide release (US) of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh

  • 9th 4th American Football League plays 1st game (Denver 13, Boston 10)
  • 10th Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2)

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10th NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643' HR over right field roof in Detroit

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 11th 17th Olympic games close in Rome Italy
  • 11th The Young Americans for Freedom, meeting at home of William F. Buckley, Jr., promulgate the Sharon Statement.
  • 12th "Vintage '60" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 8 performances

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12th John F. Kennedy avers he does not speak for the Roman Catholic Church, and neither does the Church speak for him.

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 13th Dutch 1st Chamber condemns soccer-law
  • 14th Coup under Col Joseph-Desire Mobutu in Congo
  • 14th Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia & Venezuela form Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
  • 14th KERA TV channel 13 in Dallas, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting

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15th Maurice Richard announces his retirement. He finishes his career with 544 goals, an NHL record at the time.

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • 16th Amos Alonzo Stagg retires as a football coach at 98
  • 16th Mil Brave Warren Spahn no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 4-0
  • 17th "Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 17th Cuba nationalizes US banks

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17th 80th U.S. Men's National Championship: Neale Fraser beats Rod Laver (6-4, 6-4, 9-7)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

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17th 74th U.S. Women's National Championship: Darlene Hard beats Maria Bueno (6-4, 10-12, 6-4)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 18th Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open
  • 19th Chubby Checker's "Twist" hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
  • 19th Chubby Checkers' "Twist" reaches #1
  • 20th UN General Assembly admit 13 African countries & Cyprus (96 nations)
  • 20th WFSU TV channel 11 in Tallahassee, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 22nd Mali (formerly French Sudan) declares independence from France
  • 24th International Development Association (UN agency) comes into existence
  • 24th USS Enterprise, 1st nuclear power aircraft carrier, launched
  • 25th For 1st time since 1927, Pirates clinch NL pennant
  • 25th NY Yankees clinch AL pennant
  • 25th Phillies beat Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses
  • 26th 1st of 4 TV debates Nixon & Kennedy took place (Chicago)

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26th Longest speech in UN history (4 hrs, 29 mins, by Fidel Castro)

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • 27th Europe's 1st "moving pavement" (travelator), opens at Bank station on the London Underground
  • 28th "Millionaire" last airs on CBS-TV
  • 28th "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own" by Connie Francis hits #1
  • 28th "Queen For A Day" moves to ABC-TV
  • 28th "Sunrise at Campobello" premiered at Palace theater

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28th Ted Williams hits his final homer #521 (off Jack Fisher)

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
MLB Pitcher Jack Fisher
MLB Pitcher
Jack Fisher
  • 29th "Johnny Ringo" TV Western Drama; last airs on CBS-TV
  • 29th "My Three Sons" starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV
  • 29th "Outlaws" TV Western Drama; debuts on NBC-TV
  • 29th "Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ricky Valance peaks at #1 in UK
  • 29th "lrma La Douce" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 527 performances
  • 30th Flintstones premieres (1st prime time animation show)
  • 30th On Howdy Doody's last show Clarabelle finally talks "Goodbye Kids"
  • 30th West Germany signs trade agreement with East Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • 2nd Eric Dickerson, NFL halfback (LA Rams, Colts/2,105 yds in 1984), born in Sealy, Texas
  • 2nd Rex Hudler, Tempe AZ, outfielder (NY Yankees, California Angels)
  • 2nd Kristin Halvorsen, Norwegian politician
  • 2nd John S. Hall, American poet and spoken-word artist
  • 4th Damon Wayans, actor/comedian (In Living Color, Major Payne, Blankman)
  • 4th Peter Virgile, soap actor (Hostage, Popeye Doyle)
  • 4th Kim Thayil, American guitarist (Soundgarden, Probot)
  • 5th Rob Stull, Damascus Md, US pentathlete (Olympic-92)
  • 5th Willie Gault, bob sledder/NFL receiver (Chicago Bears, LA Raiders)
  • 6th Michael Winslow, Spokane WA, actor/comedian (Police Academy)
  • 7th David Steele, rock keyboardist (Fine Young Cannibals), born in Birmingham, England
  • 7th Carlos Martinez, American bowler
  • 7th Andrew Voss, Australian television personality
  • 8th Stefano Casiraghi, husband of princess Caroline of Monaco
  • 8th Aimee Mann, American musician
  • 9th Christopher Sherratt White, Hamilton NZ, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 9th Hugh Grant, London England (4 Weddings & a Funeral, 9 Months)
  • 9th Mario Batali, American chef and restaurateur
  • 9th Bob Stoops, American football coach

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10th Colin Firth, English actor ( Bridget Jones' Diary, The Kings Speech), born in Grayshott Hampshire

  • 10th Miranda Wilson, Nebraska, actress (Sandra-Santa Barbara)
  • 10th Alison Bechdel, American cartoonist
  • 10th David Lowery, American musician
  • 11th Neal X, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • 12th Lynn Connelly, LPGA golfer (1988 USX Golf Classic-6th), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 13th Greg Baldwin, American voiceover actor (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • 14th Anthony Addabbo, actor (Jason-Generations)
  • 14th Melissa Leo, American actress
  • 14th Callum Keith Rennie, Canadian actor
  • 15th Scott Thompson Baker, Minneapolis, actor (Gen Hosp, All My Children)
  • 15th Kevin Allen, Welsh actor
  • 16th Mickey Tettleton, catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 16th Kurt Busiek, American comic book writer
  • 17th Hank Baran, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Won Mexican), born in San Diego, California
  • 17th John Franco, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 17th Terry Nihen, Concord Mass, playmate (December, 1983)
  • 18th Karim Rashid, Egyptian/English industrial designer
  • 19th Julianna Young, Ft Campbell KY, playmate (Nov, 1993)
  • 19th Loïc Bigois, French engineer
  • 20th Alice Regina Brown, Jackson MS, 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-1984, 88)
  • 20th James A Pawelczyk, PhD/astronaut (sk STS 90), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 20th Deborah Roberts, American journalist and TV reporter
  • 21st David James Elliott, actor (Seinfeld, Lt Harmon Rabb-Jag), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 22nd Scott Baio, Bkln, (Joanie Loves Chachi, Charles in Charge, Zapped)
  • 22nd Victor Stevenson, CFL tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 23rd John Rocca, English funk singer (Southern Freeze)
  • 25th John Hills, horse trainer
  • 25th Igor Belanov, Ukrainian footballer
  • 25th Sonia Benezra, Canadian television host
  • 26th Bret Erickson, Bennington Nebraska, US trap (Olympics-1996)
  • 27th Nick della Casa, British/Brazillian/Argentine cameraman (Emmy Award)
  • 27th Barron Lerner, American physician and historian
  • 28th Derek James, Durban South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Infiniti)
  • 28th Gus Logie, cricketer (WI batsman 1983-91, great fielder)
  • 28th Jennifer Rush, singer/songwriter (Destiny, Ring of Ice)
  • 28th Tom Byrum, Onida SD, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Panama City Beach-4th)
  • 29th John MacBeth Paxson, NBA Guard (Chicago Bulls)
  • 29th Rob Deer, MLB Outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 29th Wendy White, tennis player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 30th Mike Herbert, Rogers Ark, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 30th Susan Keith, actress (Shana Vochek-Loving)
  • 30th Blanche Lincoln, American politician

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

18th NBA forward Jerry Lucas (20) weds sophomore Treva Geib

NBA Forward Jerry Lucas
NBA Forward
Jerry Lucas

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

2nd Actress Tammy Grimes (26) divorces actor Christopher Plummer (30) after 4 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

  • 3rd Joseph Lamb, composer, dies at 72
  • 4th Alfred E Green, director (Copacabana), dies after long illness at 71
  • 6th Jimmy Savo, comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65
  • 7th Wilhelm Pieck, president of German DR (1949-60), dies at 84
  • 9th Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, composer, dies at 75
  • 9th Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (b. 1911)
  • 10th Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga - matushka-reka), dies at 63
  • 13th Leo Weiner, Hungarian composer (Toldi), dies at 75
  • 14th M. Karagatsis, Greek author (b. 1908)
  • 17th Jose Sancho Marraco, composer, dies at 81
  • 18th A J Evans, cricketer (only England Test v Aus 1921), dies
  • 20th Lee Duncan, owner/trainer (Rin Tin Tin), dies of heart attack at 67
  • 20th Michel Brusselmans, composer, dies at 74
  • 22nd Melanie Klein, Austria/British psycho analyst, dies at 78
  • 23rd Kathlyn Williams, actress (Single Man), dies of heart attack at 72
  • 24th Matyas Seiber, composer, dies at 55
  • 24th Melanie Klein, [Reizes], child psycho-analyst, dies
  • 25th Emily Post, etiquette expert, dies at 86
  • 26th William Ling, cricketer (South African batsman in 6 Tests 1921-23), dies
  • 27th Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist/daughter of Emmeline, dies at 78
  • 30th Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer, dies