What Happened on September 17, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 performances

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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
  • Cuba nationalizes US banks

Famous Birthdays

  • Hank Baran, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Won Mexican), born in San Diego, California
  • John Franco, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Terry Nihen, Concord Mass, playmate (December, 1983)

Famous Deaths

  • Jose Sancho Marraco, composer, dies at 81