On This Day

What Happened on June 18, 1960

Historical Events

  • "Destry Rides Again" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 472 performances
  • Giants hire Tom Sheehan as baseball's oldest debuting manager (66)

Sport awardUS 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 musician, best known for co-writing several Guns N' Roses songs (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? 60 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini