On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1960

Historical Events

Golf Tournament

Mickey Wright becomes first player in LPGA Tour history to average fewer than 74 strokes per round to win the Vare Trophy after a season average of 73.25; first of 5 consecutive Vare Trophies for Wright

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Connelly, Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter (Glass Tiger), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Django Bates, British jazz musician, composer and educator, born in Beckenham, Kent
  • Glenn Anderson, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (6 Stanley Cup wins; Edmonton Oilers [5]), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Famous Deaths

  • Jaroslav Doubrava, Czech composer, dies at 51
1960 Highlights

About October 2, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Mr. Custer - Larry Verne
  • UK #1 Song: Tell Laura I Love Her - Ricky Valance