September 1960 in History

Events in History

  • 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 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.

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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 8 German Democratic Republic limits access to East-Berlin for West Berliners
  • Sep 11 The Young Americans for Freedom, meeting at home of William F. Buckley, Jr., promulgate the Sharon Statement.

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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 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 16 Amos Alonzo Stagg retires as a football coach at 98
  • Sep 17 Cuba nationalizes US banks
  • Sep 20 UN General Assembly admit 13 African countries & Cyprus (96 nations)
  • 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 26 1st of 4 TV debates Nixon & Kennedy took place (Chicago)

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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 "Sunrise at Campobello" premieres at Palace theater
  • Sep 29 "Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ricky Valance peaks at #1 in UK
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 2 Kristin Halvorsen, Norwegian politician
  • Sep 2 John S. Hall, American poet and spoken-word artist
  • Sep 7 Carlos Martinez, American bowler
  • Sep 8 Stefano Casiraghi, husband of princess Caroline of Monaco
  • Sep 9 Hugh Grant, London England (4 Weddings & a Funeral, 9 Months)
  • Sep 9 Mario Batali, American chef and restaurateur
  • Sep 10 Alison Bechdel, American cartoonist
  • Sep 16 Kurt Busiek, American comic book writer
  • Sep 18 Karim Rashid, Egyptian/English industrial designer
  • Sep 19 Loïc Bigois, French engineer
  • 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 22 Scott Baio, Bkln, (Joanie Loves Chachi, Charles in Charge, Zapped)
  • Sep 27 Nick della Casa, British/Brazillian/Argentine cameraman (Emmy Award)
  • Sep 27 Barron Lerner, American physician and historian
  • Sep 30 Blanche Lincoln, American politician

Deaths in History

  • Sep 4 Alfred E Green, director (Copacabana), dies after long illness at 71
  • Sep 7 Wilhelm Pieck, president of German DR (1949-60), dies at 84
  • Sep 10 Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga - matushka-reka), dies at 63
  • Sep 14 M. Karagatsis, Greek author (b. 1908)
  • Sep 20 Lee Duncan, owner/trainer (Rin Tin Tin), dies of heart attack at 67
  • Sep 22 Melanie Klein, Austria/British psycho analyst, dies at 78
  • Sep 24 Melanie Klein, [Reizes], child psycho-analyst, dies
  • Sep 25 Emily Post, etiquette expert, dies at 86
  • 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