On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1960

Historical Events

  • American Otis Davis runs a world record 44.9 to win the gold medal in the 400m at the Rome Olympics; German Carl Kaufmann records same time but ruled second via photo finish
  • Australian middle distance runner Herb Elliott breaks his own world record in winning the 1,500m at the Rome Olympics in 3:35.6
  • In a famous victory American decathlete Rafer Johnson scores Olympic record 8,392 points to win the gold medal in Rome; beats rival & friend C.K. Yang of China by 58 points

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Savo, comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65
1960 Highlights

About September 6, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo