What Happened on September 5th, 1960

Day of Week: Monday

Historical Events


Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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
  • Cassius Clay wins Olympic light heavyweight gold medal
  • President Kasavubu fires premier Lumumba of Congo
  • The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.
  • Wilma Rudolph wins her 2nd gold medal

Famous Birthdays

  • Rob Stull, Damascus Md, US pentathlete (Olympic-92)
  • Willie Gault, bob sledder/NFL receiver (Chicago Bears, LA Raiders)