On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1960

Historical Events

British Golf Open

British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Australian Kel Nagle wins his only major title by 1 stroke from Arnold Palmer in the centenary year of the Open Championship

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher J "Gus" Loria, Major USMC/astronaut, born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Marc Mero, American professional wrestler, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Wanda Vazquez, Puerto Rico attorney and Governor of Puerto Rio (2019-), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Burlingame Hill, American composer and educator, dies at 86
  • Vallance Jupp, cricketer (28 wkts in 8 Tests for England 1921-28), dies
1960 Highlights

About July 9, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer