On This Day

What Happened on June 18, 1960

Historical Events

  • "Destry Rides Again" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 472 performances
  • San Francisco Giants hire Tom Sheehan to replace Bill Rigney; baseball's oldest debuting manager (66) goes 46-50-2 for remainder of season

US Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Cherry Hills CC: Arnold Palmer stages greatest comeback in tournament history; erases a 7-stroke final round deficit to win his only US Open title by 2 strokes ahead of Jack Nicklaus

Famous Birthdays

  • Ralph Brown, British actor (Withnail and I), born in Cambridge, England
  • West Arkeen, American guitarist and songwriter (for Guns N' Roses - "It's So Easy,"; "The Garden"), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1997)
1960 Highlights

About June 18, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 62 years and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Cathy's Clown - The Everly Brothers
  • UK #1 Song: Three Steps To Heaven - Eddie Cochran