1960 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 179 of 179

  • Aug 30 Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7
  • Aug 30 US women's 4 x 100m medley relay team swims world record 4:41.1 to beat Australia and win the gold medal at the Rome Olympics; Lynn Burke, Patty Kempner, Carolyn Schuler & Chris von Saltza
  • Aug 31 US sweeps the medals in the shot put at the Rome Olympics; Bill Nieder wins gold with 19.68m ahead of countrymen Parry O'Brien and Dallas Long
  • Sep 1 German sprinter Armin Hary wins the coveted 100m gold medal in 10.2 at the Rome Olympics; first non-American to win the event since 1928
  • Sep 1 US 4 x 200m freestyle relay team of George Harrison, Dick Blick, Mike Troy & Jeff Farrell swim world record 8:10.2 to beat Japan by 3.3 seconds and win gold medal at the Rome Olympics
  • Sep 1 US 4 x 100m medley relay team swims world record 4:05.4 to beat Australia and win the gold medal at the Rome Olympics; Frank McKinney, Paul Hait, Lance Larson & Jeff Farrell
  • Sep 2 New Zealand middle distance runner Peter Snell wins the first of 3 career Olympic gold medals when he wins the 800m in Rome
  • Sep 2 Tamara & Irina Press (Soviet Union) become first sisters to win Olympic gold medals; Tamara wins Rome Olympics shot put one day after Irina takes out 80m hurdles
  • Sep 2 American sprinter Wilma Rudolph wins the coveted 100m gold medal at the Rome Olympics in 11.0; beats Britain's Dorothy Hyman by 0.3; 1st of 3 gold medals for Rudolph
  • Sep 2 American Mike Troy swims 200m butterfly world record 2:12.8 to win the gold medal from Australian Neville Hayes at the Rome Olympics
  • Sep 3 Livio Berruti of Italy runs a world record 20.5 to win the gold medal in the 200m at the Rome Olympics
  • Sep 3 US women's 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Joan Spillane, Shirley Stobs, Carolyn Wood & Chris von Saltza swim world record 4:08.9 to beat Australia by 2.4 seconds and win gold medal at Rome Olympics

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Cassius Clay [Muhammad Ali] beats 3-time European champion Zbigniew Pietrzykowski of Poland in a unanimous points decision to win Olympic light heavyweight boxing gold medal in Rome

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 5 Future world middleweight boxing champion Nino Benvenuti of Italy beats Yuri Radonyak of the Soviet Union to win welterweight gold medal at the Rome Olympics
  • Sep 6 Australian middle distance runner Herb Elliott breaks his own world record in winning the 1,500m at the Rome Olympics in 3:35.6

  • Sep 6 American Otis Davis runs a world record 44.9 to win the gold medal in the 400m at the Rome Olympics; German Carl Kaufmann records same time but ruled second via photo finish
  • Sep 6 In a famous victory American decathlete Rafer Johnson scores Olympic record 8,392 points to win the gold medal in Rome; beats rival & friend C.K. Yang of China by 58 points
  • Sep 7 Ljudmila Shevcova runs female olympic record 800m (2:04.3)
  • Sep 7 Japan wins the men's gymnastics teams combined exercises gold for the first of 5 consecutive Olympics at the Rome Games; beats Soviet Union by just 2.5 points
  • Sep 7 Danish sailer Paul Elvstrøm wins the Finn class at the Rome Olympics; his 4th straight Olympic gold medal in the category
  • Sep 7 US sweeps the medals in the men's discus at the Rome Olympics; Al Oerter wins his 2nd of 4 career discus gold ahead of fellow Americans Rink Babka and Dick Cochran
  • Sep 7 Future Constantine II, last King of Greece, wins Dragon class sailing gold medal at the Rome Olympics
  • Sep 8 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
  • Sep 8 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
  • Sep 8 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
  • Sep 9 Denver Broncos beat Boston Patriots, 13-10 in the American Football League's first game before 21,597 fans at Nickerson Field in Boston
  • Sep 9 Denver beats Boston 13-10 in the American Football League's first game before 21,597 fans in Boston.
  • Sep 9 Pakistan ends India's run of 6 consecutive Olympic field hockey gold medals with a 1-0 win over their sub-continent rivals at the Rome Games
  • 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 10 Fencer Aladár Gerevich is part of the gold medal winning Hungarian sabre team at the Rome Olympics; Gerevich's 6th consecutive gold medal in the event

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 10 Future Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas scores 23 points as the US wins its 5th straight men's basketball Olympic gold medal with a 90-63 drubbing of Brazil at the Rome Games

NBA Forward Jerry Lucas
NBA Forward
Jerry Lucas
  • Sep 10 Yugoslavia dominates Denmark 3-1 to win the men's football gold medal at the Rome Olympics
  • Sep 10 The gymnastics competition at the Rome Olympics concludes with the Soviet Union taking 10 of the 15 gold medals; Soviet gymnasts Boris Shakhlin & Larisa Latynina win 3 gold medals apiece
  • 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 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, Montreal Forum: All-Stars beat Montreal Canadiens, 2-1

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 2 Mickey Wright becomes first player in LPGA Tour history to average fewer than 74 strokes per round to win the Vare Trophy after a season average of 73.25; first of 5 consecutive Vare Trophies for Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Oct 3 New York Yankees beat rival Boston Red Sox, 8-7 at Yankee Stadium, ending season on 15 game win streak & MLB record 193 HRs
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 2 New York Yankees outfielder Roger Maris beats teammate Mickey Mantle for American League MVP Award, 225-222; second-closest vote ever

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Nov 3 Pittsburgh Pirates starter Vern Law (20-9, 18 complete games) wins MLB's 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 Australian driver Jack Brabham finishes 4th in season-ending US Grand Prix at Riverside Raceway to retain his World Championship of Drivers title by 9 points from Bruce McLaren of New Zealand
  • 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 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 16-6 for their 5th Championship
  • 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 290

  • May 11 Jorgen Schult, German FR, discus thrower (world record 1986)
  • May 12 Lisa Martin, Gawler, South Australia, Australian marathoner (Olympic-silver 1988)
  • May 13 Shannon Vessup-Millen, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1991), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 14 Carlyle Best, cricketer (WI batsman late 80's)
  • 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 Calcavecchia, American professional golfer (1987 Honda Classic), born in Laurel, Nebraska
  • 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, American golfer (4 LPGA Tour wins), born in Hollywood, Florida
  • 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, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jun 26 Jumpy Geathers, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Georgetown, South Carolina

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, American long distance runner (world 5,000m record 1990), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • 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, American athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 400m, 400m relay 1984), born in Greenwood Mississippi
  • 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, Americna football NFL reciever (SF 49ers), born in Davenport, Iowa

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 discus thrower (Olympics-4th place-1980), born in Eisenhüttenstadt, Brandenburg, Germany
  • Jul 16 Terry Pendleton, American baseball 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, born in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
  • Jul 26 LaTaunya Pollard, American baseball player (Olympics 1980, 84), born in East Chiacgo, Indiana
  • Jul 26 Mitch Kahn, American kayak athlete (alt-Olympics 1996), born in San Clemente, California
  • Jul 27 Jo Durie, English tennis player, born in Bristol
  • 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), born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • Aug 3 Tim Mayotte, American 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 Jr, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB record consecutive game streak, Baltimore Orioles), 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 19 Loïc Bigois, French Formula One engineer and aerodynamicist, born in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Sep 20 Alice Regina Brown, Jackson MS, 4X100 runner (Olympic gold 1984, 88)
  • Sep 22 Victor Stevenson, CFL tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)

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