What Happened on September 8, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • American sprinter Wilma Rudolph wins her third gold medal of the Rome Olympics anchoring the US 4 x 100m relay team; earlier won 100/200m double
  • German 4 x 100m relay team equal world record 39.5 to win the gold medal at the Rome Olympics; Bernd Cullmann, Armin Hary, Walter Mahlendorf & Martin Lauer
  • German Democratic Republic limits access to East-Berlin for West Berliners

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Nationwide release (US) of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh

  • US 4 x 400m relay team of Jack Yerman, Earl Young, Glenn Davis & Otis Davis run a world record 3:02.2 to win the gold medal at the Rome Olympics

Famous Birthdays

  • Aimee Mann, American musician
  • David Steele, English musician (The Beat, Fine Young Cannibals), born in Birmingham, England
  • Stefano Casiraghi, husband of princess Caroline of Monaco