What Happened on September 1, 1960

Historical Events

  • German sprinter Armin Hary wins the coveted 100m gold medal in 10.2 at the Rome Olympics; first non-American to win the event since 1928
  • US 4 x 100m medley relay team swims world record 4:05.4 to beat Australia and win the gold medal at the Rome Olympics; Frank McKinney, Paul Hait, Lance Larson & Jeff Farrell
  • US 4 x 200m freestyle relay team of George Harrison, Dick Blick, Mike Troy & Jeff Farrell swim world record 8:10.2 to beat Japan by 3.3 seconds and win gold medal at the Rome Olympics
1960 History

Famous Birthdays

  • (Richard) "Cass" Lewis, British bassist, songwriter, and producer (Skunk Anansie - "Hedonism"), born in London, England
  • Eric Adams, American police officer, and politician (Mayor of New York), born in New York City
Born in 1960

About September 1, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
  • UK #1 Song: Apache - The Shadows