What Happened on September 10, 1960

Historical Events

Olympic Gold

Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia runs WR 2:15:16.2 barefoot to take out the men's marathon at the Rome Olympics; Africa's first ever Olympic gold medal

  • Fencer Aladár Gerevich is part of the gold medal winning Hungarian sabre team at the Rome Olympics; Gerevich's 6th consecutive gold medal in the event

Olympic Gold

Future Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas scores 23 points as the US wins its 5th straight men's basketball Olympic gold medal with a 90-63 drubbing of Brazil at the Rome Games

Olympic Gold

Gymnastics competition at the Rome Olympics concludes with the Soviet Union taking 10 of the 15 gold medals; Soviet gymnasts Boris Shakhlin & Larisa Latynina win 3 gold medals each

Sports History

NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643' HR over right field roof in Detroit

  • Yugoslavia dominates Denmark 3-1 to win the men's football gold medal at the Rome Olympics
1960 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Alison Bechdel, American cartoonist (Fun Home), born in Beech Creek, Pennsylvania

Colin Firth (63 years old)

English actor (Bridget Jones' Diary, The King's Speech), born in Grayshott, Hampshire

  • David Lowery, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Camper Van Beethoven; Cracker), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Miranda Wilson, American actress (Sandra-Santa Barbara), born in Omaha, Nebraska
Born in 1960

Famous Deaths

  • Fjodor Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga - matushka-reka), dies at 63

Harold Gillies (1882-1960)

New Zealand father of modern plastic surgery who pioneered skin graft techniques on injured soldiers in WWI, dies at 78 of a slight cerebral thrombosis gained while operating on the leg of an 18-year-old girl [1]

About September 10, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years and 21 days
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