September 1960 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 1 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Sep 2 Tamara & Irina Press (USSR) become 1st sisters to win olympic gold
  • Sep 5 Cassius Clay wins Olympic light heavyweight gold medal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 A. J. Foyt wins the first of 67 Indy car victories at Du Quoin, Illinois. State Fairgrounds

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • Sep 7 Ljudmila Shevcova runs female olympic record 800m (2:04.3)
  • Sep 9 4th American Football League plays 1st game (Denver 13, Boston 10)
  • Sep 10 Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 10 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643' HR over right field roof in Detroit

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Sep 11 17th Olympic games close in Rome Italy
  • Sep 13 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns soccer-law

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Sep 15 Maurice Richard announces his retirement. He finishes his career with 544 goals, an NHL record at the time.

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • Sep 16 Mil Brave Warren Spahn no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 4-0

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 17 80th U.S. Men's National Championship: Neale Fraser beats Rod Laver (6-4, 6-4, 9-7)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 17 74th U.S. Women's National Championship: Darlene Hard beats Maria Bueno (6-4, 10-12, 6-4)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 28 Ted Williams hits his final homer #521 (off Jack Fisher)

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
MLB Pitcher Jack Fisher
MLB Pitcher
Jack Fisher

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 2 Eric Dickerson, NFL halfback (LA Rams, Colts/2,105 yds in 1984), born in Sealy, Texas
  • Sep 2 Rex Hudler, Tempe AZ, outfielder (NY Yankees, California Angels)
  • Sep 5 Rob Stull, American pentathlete (Olympic-92), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Sep 5 Willie Gault, American NFL receiver (Chicago Bears, LA Raiders), born in Griffin, Georgia
  • Sep 9 Christopher Sherratt White, New Zealand rower (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Sep 9 Bob Stoops, American football coach
  • Sep 12 Lynn Connelly, LPGA golfer (1988 USX Golf Classic-6th), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 16 Mickey Tettleton, catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Sep 17 Hank Baran, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Won Mexican), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 17 John Franco, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 20 Alice Regina Brown, Jackson MS, 4X100 runner (Olympic gold 1984, 88)
  • Sep 22 Victor Stevenson, CFL tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Sep 25 John Hills, horse trainer
  • Sep 25 Igor Belanov, Ukrainian footballer
  • Sep 26 Bret Erickson, Bennington Nebraska, US trap (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 28 Derek James, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Infiniti), born in Durban, South Africa
  • Sep 28 Gus Logie, cricketer (WI batsman 1983-91, great fielder)
  • Sep 28 Tom Byrum, American professional golfer, born in Onida, South Dakota
  • Sep 29 John MacBeth Paxson, NBA Guard (Chicago Bulls)
  • Sep 29 Rob Deer, MLB Outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Sep 29 Wendy White, tennis player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 30 Mike Herbert, Rogers Ark, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 18 NBA forward Jerry Lucas (20) weds sophomore Treva Geib

NBA Forward Jerry Lucas
NBA Forward
Jerry Lucas

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 18 A J Evans, cricketer (only England Test v Aus 1921), dies
  • Sep 26 William Ling, cricketer (South African batsman in 6 Tests 1921-23), dies