On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Cuba nationalizes US banks

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

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

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno

Famous Birthdays

  • John Franco, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Jose Sancho Marraco, composer, dies at 81