What Happened on September 7, 1960

Historical Events

  • American weightlifter Charles Vinci wins 2nd consecutive bantamweight gold medal at the Rome Olympics with world-record equalling 3-lift (snatch, clean & jerk, overhead press) total of 345.0 kilograms
  • Danish yachtsman Paul Elvstrøm wins the Finn class at the Rome Olympics; his 4th straight Olympic gold medal in the category
  • Future Constantine II, last King of Greece, wins Dragon class sailing gold medal at the Rome Olympics
  • Japan wins the men's gymnastics teams combined exercises gold for the first of 5 consecutive Olympics at the Rome Games; beats Soviet Union by just 2.5 points
  • Ljudmila Shevcova runs female olympic record 800m (2:04.3)

Olympic Gold

US sweeps the medals in the men's discus at the Rome Olympics; Al Oerter wins his 2nd of 4 career discus gold ahead of fellow Americans Rink Babka and Dick Cochran

1960 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Voss, Australian television personality (Fox League), born in Sydney, Australia
Born in 1960

Famous Deaths

  • Wilhelm Pieck, German politician (co-founder German Communist Party, President of German DR 1949-60), dies at 84

About September 7, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
  • UK #1 Song: Apache - The Shadows