1960 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 164 of 164

  • Aug 15 Mil Brave Lew Burdette no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0
  • Aug 18 Lew Burdette pitches to just 27 for a 1-0 no-hitter against Phillies

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 22 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 22 Gil Hodges set NL righty HR record with #352

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Aug 25 17th summer olympics opens in Rome
  • Aug 25 AFL begins placing players names on back of their jersies
  • Aug 27 Anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 27 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Grossinger Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Aug 28 White Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run HR is disallowed as umpire called time
  • Aug 30 Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7
  • Sep 1 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
  • Sep 2 Tamara & Irina Press (USSR) become 1st sisters to win olympic gold

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Cassius Clay [Muhammad Ali] wins Olympic light heavyweight gold medal

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

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
  • Sep 18 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open
  • Sep 25 NY Yankees clinch AL pennant
  • Sep 25 Phillies beat Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses

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
  • Oct 1 14th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 2-1 at Montreal

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 2 Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Oct 8 Bobby Richarson hits a World Series grand slammer
  • Oct 8 3rd Rugby League World Cup: Great Britain beats Australia 10-3
  • Oct 10 Ron Stewart of Ottawa rushes for CFL-record 287 yards
  • Oct 11 Radio/TV executive John Fetzer buys a controlling interest of Detroit Tigers
  • Oct 13 Pirate's Mazeroski's bottom of 9th lead off HR beats NY Yankees 10-9 in game 7 of 57th World Series
  • Oct 18 Casey Stengel retired by NY Yankees (won 10 pennants in 12 years)
  • Oct 26 AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins & announces franchises in LA & Washington, D.C. for 1961
  • Oct 29 Muhammad Ali's [Cassius Clay] 1st professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker in 6
  • Oct 30 12th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Rex White wins
  • Nov 1 Baltimore Oriole shortstop Ron Hansen voted AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 2 George Weiss, at 66, resigns as GM of NY Yankees

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 2 Roger Maris nips Mickey Mantle as AL MVP, 225-222

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Nov 3 Pittsburgh Pirates' Vern Law wins Cy Young Award
  • Nov 11 Largest NY Knick 49th St Madison Square Garden crowd-18,499

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor
  • Nov 17 New MLB Washington franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada
  • Nov 18 Charlie Finley makes a bid to purchase expansion LA Angels
  • Nov 20 11th Formula One WDC: Jack Brabham wins by nine points
  • Nov 23 Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Nov 24 Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Nov 26 48th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 16-6

  • Nov 26 Minneapolis-St Paul baseball club takes the name Twins
  • Nov 26 25th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 3-0 in Birmingham

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 27 Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHLer to score 1,000 points

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • Nov 27 Trailing 38-7 late in 3rd quarter, Buffalo Bills tie Broncos at 38-38
  • Nov 29 26th Heisman Trophy Award: Joe Bellino, Navy (HB)
  • 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 14 Australia v West Indies 1st Test Cricket at the Gabba ends in a tie
  • Dec 14 Washington Senators joins American League
  • Dec 26 Philadelphia Eagles beat Green Bay Packers 17-13 in NFL championship game
  • 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

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 287

  • May 14 Frank Nobilo, New Zealand golfer, born in Auckland
  • May 14 Steve Williams, American wrestler
  • May 17 Lou DiBella, American boxing promoter

Person of interestJari Kurri

May 18 Jari Kurri, Finnish NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers), born in Helsinki, Finland

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • May 18 Tom Jackson, Oakville Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 CPGA Winter)

Person of interestYannick Noah

May 18 Yannick Noah, French tennis player (French Open 1983), born in Sedan, France

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Yannick Noah
  • May 21 Mark Kevin Carnevale, PGA golfer (1992 Chattanooga), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • May 21 Kent Hrbek, American baseball player
  • May 24 Pete Metzelaars, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, Lions)
  • May 26 Rob Murphy, American baseball player
  • May 27 Ray Armsetad, 4X400 runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • May 27 Vinodhan John, cricket pace bowler (Sri Lankan in 6 Tests 1983-84)
  • May 28 Allan Green, cricketeer
  • May 31 Norm Johnson, NFL place kicker (Seattle Seahawk, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • May 31 Peter Winterbottom, British rugby player
  • Jun 2 Kyle Petty, American racing car driver
  • Jun 3 Barry Lyons, baseball player
  • Jun 3 Carl Rackemann, cricketer (Queensland & Australian quickie)
  • Jun 3 Steve Lyons, baseball player
  • Jun 8 Linda Hanley, Laguna Beach California, beach volleyballer (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • Jun 9 Nancy Taylor, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester Intl-54th), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 12 Mark John Calcavecchia, Laurel NE, PGA golfer (1987 Honda Classic)
  • Jun 14 Tonie Campbell, 100m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 15 Denise Haigh, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 17 Mitzi Edge, LPGA golfer (1995 SAFECO Classic), born in Albany, Georgia
  • Jun 19 Johnny Lee Gray, Jr, American 800m runner (Olympic 7th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 19 Patti Rizzo, Hollywood Fla, golfer (Mexican Amateur champion 1980)
  • Jun 20 Donna Mayhew, Taylor Penn, javelin thrower
  • Jun 24 Juli Inkster, LPGA golfer (Dinah Shore-1984, 89), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Jun 24 Nate Carr, freestyle wrestler (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Erie Pennsylvania
  • Jun 25 Craig Johnston, Australian soccer player
  • Jun 26 Jumpy Geathers, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)

Person of interestJohn Elway

Jun 28 John Elway, American NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32/33), born in Port Angeles, Washington

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • Jun 29 Sergey Kopylov, USSR, cyclist (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Jun 30 Randy Ladouceur, Brockville, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • Jul 1 Lynn Jennings, Princeton NJ, 5k runner
  • Jul 1 Mike Fitzgerald, baseball player
  • Jul 3 Jack Daugherty, baseball player, born in Hialeah, Florida.
  • Jul 6 Caroll-Ann Alie, sailor (Olympics-14-92, 96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Jul 6 Lauri Merten, American LPGA golfer (1993 US Women's Open), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Jul 6 Valerie Brisco-Hooks, Greenwood Ms, 200m/400m runner (Olympic gold 1984)
  • Jul 7 Barbara Bierman, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1994), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jul 7 Ralph Sampson, NBA center (Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets)
  • Jul 8 Jeff Stork, Longview Wash, volleyball setter (Olympic gold 88, bronze 1992, 96)
  • Jul 10 Roger Craig, NFL reciever (SF 49ers)

Person of interestKim Alexis

Jul 15 Kim Alexis, American supermodel (Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover) and actress, born in Lockport, New York

Supermodel Kim Alexis
Supermodel
Kim Alexis
  • Jul 16 Gisela Beyer, German DR, discus thrower (Olympics-4th place-1980)
  • Jul 16 Terry Pendleton, infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 17 Jan Wouters, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Bayern Munich, PSV)
  • Jul 17 Kim Barnett, cricketer (England batsman & occasional leggie 1988-89)
  • Jul 17 Scott Norwood, NFL kicker (Buffalo Bills-Super Bowl XXV goat)
  • Jul 20 Lauren Gregg, Rochester Minn, US women's soccer coach (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 21 Fritz Walter, German footballer, born in Mannheim, Germany
  • Jul 22 Denyse Julien, Rouyn Quebec, badminton player (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • Jul 25 Alain Robidoux, Canadian snooker player
  • Jul 26 LaTaunya Pollard, East Chic Ind, (Olympics 1980, 84)
  • Jul 26 Mitch Kahn, San Clemente California, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 27 Christina Singer, Geoppingen Germany, tennis star
  • Jul 27 Jo Durie, England, tennis player
  • Jul 31 Dale Hunter, Petrolia, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • Jul 31 lva Budarova, Czechoslovakia tennis star
  • Aug 2 Linda Fratianne, American figure skater (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Aug 3 Gopal Sharma, Indian cricket off-spinner (2 Tests 1984-85)
  • Aug 3 Tim Mayotte, tennis player (Olympic silver 1988), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Aug 6 Dale Ellis, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets)
  • Aug 10 [James] Kenneth Perry, American PGA golfer (1991 Memorial), born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky
  • Aug 11 Leora "Sam" Jones, Mt Olive NC, US team handball player (Olympic-92)
  • Aug 12 Laurent Fignon, French cyclist (1983 & 1984 Tour de France), born in Paris (d. 2010)
  • Aug 13 Phil Taylor, English darts player
  • Aug 14 Broderick Thompson, NFL tackle/guard (Denver Broncos)
  • Aug 14 Fred Roberts, NBA forward (LA Lakers)
  • Aug 15 Maureen "Peanut" Louie Harper, tennis player (Denver-1985), born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 15 Ron van de Berg, soccer player (Sparta)
  • Aug 18 Sonny Skinner, American professional golfer, born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Aug 19 Bobby Hebert, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Aug 19 Morten Andersen, NFL kicker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Aug 19 Ron Darling, Hawaii, baseball pitcher (NY Mets)
  • Aug 20 Mark Langston, pitcher (California Angels), born in San Diego, California
  • Aug 20 Troy Young, horse trainer

Person of interestCal Ripken Jr

Aug 24 Cal Ripken, American baseball shortstop (Baltimore Orioles, consecutive game streak), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Aug 24 David Guillory, jockey
  • Aug 24 Kris Monaghan, golfer (1990 Red Robin Kyocera Inamori), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Aug 24 Kim Christofte, Danish footballer
  • Aug 27 Damon Keeve, heavyweight (209+ lbs) judoka (Olympics 1992, 96), born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 31 Vali Ionescu, Romanian long jumper
  • 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)

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Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport