December 1960 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 6 AL grants American businessman Gene Autry a franchise, LA Angels
  • Dec 8 Expansion LA Angels sign a 4 year lease to use Dodger Stadium
  • Dec 13 Italy beats US in Davis cup (1st time in 24 years US not in finals)
  • Dec 13 Ballon d'Or: Barcelona midfielder Luis Suárez is named best football player in Europe ahead of Real Madrid's Hungarian forward Ferenc Puskás and Hamburg striker Uwe Seeler
  • Dec 14 Australia v West Indies 1st Test Cricket at the Gabba ends in a tie
  • Dec 14 Washington Senators joins American League

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 26 National Football League Championship, Franklin Field, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Eagles beat Green Bay Packers, 17-13; lone playoff defeat for Packers coach Vince Lombardi before Packers establish dynasty

NFL Coach Vince Lombardi
NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi
  • Dec 27 1961 NFL Draft: Tommy Mason from University of Tulane first pick by Minnesota Vikings
  • Dec 28 49th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (4-1)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 3 Mike Ramsey, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Dec 4 David Green, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Managua, Nicaragua
  • Dec 4 Glynis Nunn, Australian athlete (Olympic gold 1984), born in Toowoomba, Australia
  • Dec 5 Andrzej Chylinski, American 50k walker (Olympics 26th-96), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 5 Darryl James, Canadian Tour golfer (Glenco-1992, 93), born in Kamloops, British Columbia
  • Dec 5 John Felton, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Kyogle, Australia
  • Dec 6 Jasmina Perazic Gipe, WNBA guard/forward (NY Liberty)
  • Dec 9 Juan Samuel, Dominican-American baseball infielder (NY Yankees, Blue Jays), manager and coach, born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • Dec 10 Paul Assenmacher, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 11 Danny Mijovic, Canadian Tour golfer (1984 Mexican), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Dec 11 Mary Beth Zimmerman, American LPGA golfer (1987 Henredon Classic), born in Mount Vernon, Illinois
  • Dec 12 Amal Silva, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan wicket-keeper in 9 Tests 1983-88), born in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Dec 13 Randy Stoklos, American beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Pacific Palisades, California
  • Dec 13 Richard Dent, American football defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dec 16 Pat Van Den Hauwe, Belgian footballer
  • Dec 17 Moreno Argentin, Italian cyclist
  • Dec 20 Piet Keur, Dutch soccer player and trainer (SC Heerenveen, AZ), born in Zandvoort, Netherlands
  • Dec 21 Andy Van Slyke, American baseball player, born in Utica, New York
  • Dec 21 Michael Swain, American judoka (Olympic bronze 88), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Dec 21 Roger McDowell, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets, Balt Orioles), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Dec 22 Tyrell Biggs, US super HW boxer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 27 Terry Price, Rockhampton QLD, Australian golfer
  • Dec 28 John Fitzgerald, Australian tennis player, born in Cummins

Person of interestRay Bourque

Dec 28 Ray Bourque, Canadian NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Boston Bruins), born in Saint-Laurent, Quebec

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque
  • Dec 28 Zane Smith, American baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Dec 29 Dave Gilbert, Australian cricketer (Aussie pace bowler in 9 Tests 1985-86), born in Darlinghurst, Australia
  • Dec 29 David Boon, Australian cricketer (short backward square from Tasmania), born in Launceston, Australia
  • Dec 30 Addy Bucek, Australian 470 class sailor (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • Dec 31 Broderick Dyke, Australian tennis player, born in Gumeracha, Australia

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 22 NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton (20) weds Anna Elaine Merrell at First Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia

NFL Quarterback Fran Tarkenton
NFL Quarterback
Fran Tarkenton