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Year 1960 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 11 LaMar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts
  • Feb 1 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: In a classic all-Australian final Rod Laver beats Neale Fraser 5-7, 3-6, 6-3, 8-6, 8-6; Laver's first Grand Slam title
  • Aug 25 AFL begins placing players names on back of their jerseys
  • Sep 15 Maurice Richard announces his retirement. He finishes his career with 544 goals, an NHL record at the time.
  • Oct 29 Cassius Clay's [Muhammad Ali] 1st professional fight; beats Tunney Hunsaker on points in 6 rounds in Louisville, Kentucky
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Sports Stars Married in 1960

  • Apr 10 NBA guard Jerry West (21) weds his college sweetheart Martha Kane in Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Apr 30 American Olympic men's figure skating gold medallist (1956) Hayes Alan Jenkins marries Olympic women's champion Carol Heiss in NYC, NY
  • Jun 25 NBA player Oscar Robertson (21) weds teacher Yvonne Crittenden in Cincinnati, Ohio

Sports Stars Divorces in 1960

  • Jun 14 Actress Laraine Day (39) divorces manager Leo Durocher (53) due to incompatibility after 12 years of marriage

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