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

OlympicsOlympic 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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 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