What Happened on September 17, 1960

Historical Events

  • Cuba nationalizes US banks
  • Musical revue "Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theatre, NYC, after 8 performances

US Men's Tennis Open

US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: In an all-Australian final Neale Fraser wins 2nd straight US title; beats Rod Laver 6-4, 6-4, 9-7

US Open Women's Tennis

US National Championship Women's Tennis: American Darlene Hard wins her first US singles title; beats defending champion Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-4, 10-12, 6-4

1960 History

Famous Birthdays

  • John Franco, American pitcher (NY Mets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Kevin Clash, American puppeteer (Sesame Street, 1984-2012 "Elmo"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
Born in 1960

About September 17, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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