On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1960

Historical Events

Sports History

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

Olympic Gold

Cassius Clay [Muhammad Ali] beats 3-time European champion Zbigniew Pietrzykowski of Poland by unanimous points decision to win Olympic light heavyweight boxing gold medal at the Rome Games

  • Future world middleweight boxing champion Nino Benvenuti of Italy beats Yuri Radonyak of the Soviet Union to win welterweight gold medal at the Rome Olympics
  • President Kasavubu fires premier Patrice Lumumba of Congo
  • The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.

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
1960 Highlights

About September 5, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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