What Happened on September 5, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

A. J. Foyt wins the first of 67 Indy car victories at Du Quoin, Illinois. State Fairgrounds

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • Cassius Clay wins Olympic light heavyweight gold medal
  • President Kasavubu fires premier Patrice Lumumba of Congo
  • The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.
  • Wilma Rudolph wins her 2nd gold medal

Famous Birthdays

  • Rob Stull, American pentathlete (Olympic-92), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Willie Gault, American NFL receiver (Chicago Bears, LA Raiders), born in Griffin, Georgia