What Happened in September 1960

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
  • Sep 2 Tamara & Irina Press (USSR) become 1st sisters to win olympic gold
  • Sep 2 William Walton's 2nd Symphony, premieres
  • Sep 2 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.
  • Sep 4 -12] Hurricane Donna, kills 148 in Caribbean & US
  • Sep 5 Cassius Clay wins Olympic light heavyweight gold medal
  • Sep 5 President Kasavubu fires premier Lumumba of Congo
  • Sep 5 Wilma Rudolph wins her 2nd gold medal
  • Sep 5 The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 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
  • Sep 7 Ljudmila Shevcova runs female olympic record 800m (2:04.3)
  • Sep 8 German Democratic Republic limits access to East-Berlin for West Berliners

Film release premierFilm Release

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 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
  • Sep 13 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns soccer-law
  • Sep 14 Coup under Col Joseph-Desire Mobutu in Congo
  • Sep 14 Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia & Venezuela form Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
  • Sep 14 KERA TV channel 13 in Dallas, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Sep 15 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
  • Sep 16 Amos Alonzo Stagg retires as a football coach at 98
  • Sep 16 Mil Brave Warren Spahn no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 4-0
  • Sep 17 "Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Sep 17 Cuba nationalizes US banks

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 17 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

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 17 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
  • Sep 18 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open
  • Sep 19 Chubby Checker's "Twist" hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
  • Sep 20 UN General Assembly admit 13 African countries & Cyprus (96 nations)
  • Sep 20 WFSU TV channel 11 in Tallahassee, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 22 Mali (formerly French Sudan) declares independence from France
  • Sep 24 International Development Association (UN agency) comes into existence
  • Sep 24 USS Enterprise, 1st nuclear power aircraft carrier, launched
  • Sep 25 For 1st time since 1927, Pirates clinch NL pennant
  • Sep 25 NY Yankees clinch AL pennant
  • Sep 25 Phillies beat Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses
  • Sep 26 1st of 4 TV debates Nixon & Kennedy took place (Chicago)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 26 Cuban leader Fidel Castro delivers a 4 hrs, 29 minute speech at the UN

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 28 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
  • Sep 29 "Johnny Ringo" TV Western Drama; last airs on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 "My Three Sons" starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Outlaws" TV Western Drama; debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ricky Valance peaks at #1 in UK
  • Sep 29 "lrma La Douce" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 527 performances
  • Sep 30 Flintstones premieres (1st prime time animation show)
  • Sep 30 On Howdy Doody's last show Clarabelle finally talks "Goodbye Kids"
  • Sep 30 West Germany signs trade agreement with East Germany

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

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

NBA Forward Jerry Lucas
NBA Forward
Jerry Lucas

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 Joseph Lamb, American ragtime composer, dies at 72
  • Sep 4 Alfred E Green, director (Copacabana), dies after long illness at 71
  • Sep 6 Jimmy Savo, comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65
  • Sep 7 Wilhelm Pieck, president of German DR (1949-60), dies at 84
  • Sep 9 Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, composer, dies at 75
  • Sep 9 Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (b. 1911)
  • Sep 10 Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga - matushka-reka), dies at 63
  • Sep 13 Leo Weiner, Hungarian composer (Toldi), dies at 75
  • Sep 14 M. Karagatsis, Greek author (b. 1908)
  • Sep 17 Jose Sancho Marraco, composer, dies at 81
  • Sep 18 A J Evans, cricketer (only England Test v Aus 1921), dies
  • Sep 20 Lee Duncan, owner/trainer (Rin Tin Tin), dies of heart attack at 67
  • Sep 20 Michel Brusselmans, composer, dies at 74
  • Sep 22 Melanie Klein, Austria/British psycho analyst, dies at 78
  • Sep 23 Kathlyn Williams, actress (Single Man), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Sep 24 Matyas Seiber, composer, dies at 55
  • Sep 24 Melanie Klein, [Reizes], child psycho-analyst, dies
  • Sep 25 Emily Post, etiquette expert, dies at 86
  • Sep 26 William Ling, cricketer (South African batsman in 6 Tests 1921-23), dies
  • Sep 27 Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist/daughter of Emmeline, dies at 78
  • Sep 29 Franz Arnold, German writer, dies at 82
  • Sep 30 Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer, dies