Today in History for September 1960

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 62 of 62

1st - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
1st - Robert Bolt's "Man For All Seasons," premieres in London
2nd - Tamara & Irina Press (USSR) become 1st sisters to win olympic gold
2nd - William Walton's 2nd Symphony, premieres
2nd - The first election of the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, in history of Tibet. The Tibetan community observes this date as the Democracy Day.
4th - -12] Hurricane Donna, kills 148 in Caribbean & US
5th - Cassius Clay captures Olympic light heavyweight gold medal
5th - President Kasavubu fires premier Lumumba of Congo
5th - Wilma Rudolph wins her 2nd gold medal
5th - A.J. Foyt wins the first of 67 Indy car victories at Du Quoin, Ill. State Fairgrounds.
5th - The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.
7th - Ljudmila Shevcova runs female olympic record 800m (2:04.3)
8th - German DR limits access to East-Berlin for West Berliners
9th - 4th American Football League plays 1st game (Denver 13, Boston 10)
10th - Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2)
10th - NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643' HR over right field roof in Detroit
11th - 17th Olympic games close in Rome Italy
11th - 74th US Womens Tennis: Darlene R Hard beats Maria Fraser (64 1012 64)
11th - 80th US Mens Tennis: Neale A Fraser beats Rodney G Laver (64 64 97)
11th - The Young Americans for Freedom, meeting at home of William F. Buckley, Jr., promulgate the Sharon Statement.
12th - "Vintage '60" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 8 performances
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 12th - John F. Kennedy avers he does not speak for the Roman Catholic Church, and neither does the Church speak for him.
13th - Dutch 1st Chamber condemns soccer-law
14th - Chubby Checker's "Twist" hits #1
14th - Coup under Col Joseph-Desire Mobutu in Congo
14th - Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia & Venezuela form OPEC
14th - KERA TV channel 13 in Dallas, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
14th - Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) forms
15th - France spends 9 billion guilders on atomic experiments
15th - Maurice Richard announces his retirement. He finishes his career with 544 goals, an NHL record at the time.
16th - Amos Alonzo Stagg retires as a football coach at 98
Ice Hockey Player Maurice RichardIce Hockey Player Maurice Richard 16th - Mil Brave Warren Spahn no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 4-0
17th - "Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 perfs
17th - Cuba nationalizes US banks
18th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open
19th - Chubby Checkers' "Twist" reaches #1
20th - UN General Assembly admit 13 African countries & Cyprus (96 nations)
20th - WFSU TV channel 11 in Tallahassee, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
22nd - Mali (formerly French Sudan) declares independence from France
24th - International Development Association (UN agency) comes into existence
24th - USS Enterprise, 1st nuclear power aircraft carrier, launched
25th - First nuclear powered aircraft carrier (Enterprise) launched (US)
25th - Chubby Checker's "Twist," hits #1
25th - For 1st time since 1927, Pirates clinch NL pennant
25th - NY Yankees clinch AL pennant
25th - Phillies beat Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses
26th - 1st of 4 TV debates Nixon & Kennedy took place (Chicago)
Cuban President Fidel CastroCuban President Fidel Castro 26th - Longest speech in UN history (4 hrs, 29 mins, by Fidel Castro)
27th - Europe's 1st "moving pavement," (travelator), opens at Bank station
28th - "Millionaire," last airs on CBS-TV
28th - "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own," by Connie Francis hits #1
28th - "Queen For A Day," moves to ABC-TV
28th - "Sunrise at Campobello" premiered at Palace theater
28th - Ted Williams hits his final homer #521 (off Jack Fisher)
29th - "Johnny Ringo," TV Western Drama; last airs on CBS-TV
29th - "My Three Sons" starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV
Baseball Player Ted WilliamsBaseball Player Ted Williams 29th - "Outlaws," TV Western Drama; debuts on NBC-TV
29th - "Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ricky Valance peaks at #1 in UK
29th - "lrma La Douce" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 527 performances
30th - Flintstones premieres (1st prime time animation show)
30th - On Howdy Doody's last show Clarabelle finally talks "Goodbye Kids"
30th - West Germany signs trade agreement with East Germany

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 63 of 63

2nd - Eric Dickerson, Texas, NFL halfback (LA Rams, Colts/2,105 yds in 1984)
2nd - Rex Hudler, Tempe AZ, outfielder (NY Yankees, California Angels)
2nd - Kristin Halvorsen, Norwegian politician
2nd - John S. Hall, American poet and spoken-word artist
4th - Damon Wayans, actor/comedian (In Living Color, Major Payne, Blankman)
4th - Peter Virgile, soap actor (Hostage, Popeye Doyle)
4th - Kim Thayil, American guitarist (Soundgarden, Probot)
5th - Rob Stull, Damascus Md, US pentathlete (Olympic-92)
5th - Willie Gault, bob sledder/NFL receiver (Chicago Bears, LA Raiders)
6th - Michael Winslow, Spokane WA, actor/comedian (Police Academy)
7th - David Steele, Birmingham, rock keyboardist (Fine Young Cannibals)
7th - Carlos Martinez, American bowler
7th - Andrew Voss, Australian television personality
8th - Stefano Casiraghi, husband of princess Caroline of Monaco
8th - Aimee Mann, American musician
9th - Christopher Sherratt White, Hamilton NZ, rower (Olympics-96)
9th - Hugh Grant, London England (4 Weddings & a Funeral, 9 Months)
9th - Mario Batali, American chef and restaurateur
9th - Bob Stoops, American football coach
Actor Colin FirthActor Colin Firth (10th) 10th - Colin Firth, Hampshire England, actor (Femme Fatale, Hostages)
10th - Miranda Wilson, Nebraska, actress (Sandra-Santa Barbara)
10th - Alison Bechdel, American cartoonist
10th - David Lowery, American musician
11th - Neal X, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
12th - Lynn Connelly, Washington DC, LPGA golfer (1988 USX Golf Classic-6th)
13th - Greg Baldwin, American voiceover actor (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
14th - Anthony Addabbo, actor (Jason-Generations)
14th - Melissa Leo, American actress
14th - Callum Keith Rennie, Canadian actor
15th - Scott Thompson Baker, Minneapolis, actor (Gen Hosp, All My Children)
15th - Kevin Allen, Welsh actor
16th - Mickey Tettleton, Oklahoma City OK, catcher (Texas Rangers)
16th - Kurt Busiek, American comic book writer
17th - Hank Baran, San Diego California, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Won Mexican)
17th - John Franco, Brooklyn NY, pitcher (NY Mets)
17th - Terry Nihen, Concord Mass, playmate (December, 1983)
18th - Karim Rashid, Egyptian/English industrial designer
19th - Julianna Young, Ft Campbell KY, playmate (Nov, 1993)
19th - Loïc Bigois, French engineer
20th - Alice Regina Brown, Jackson MS, 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-1984, 88)
20th - James A Pawelczyk, Buffalo NY, PhD/astronaut (sk STS 90)
20th - Deborah Roberts, American journalist and TV reporter
21st - David James Elliott, Toronto, actor (Seinfeld, Lt Harmon Rabb-Jag)
22nd - Joan Jett, Phila, singer (Blackhearts-I Love Rock 'n Roll)
22nd - Scott Baio, Bkln, (Joanie Loves Chachi, Charles in Charge, Zapped)
22nd - Victor Stevenson, CFL tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
23rd - John Rocca, English funk singer (Southern Freeze)
25th - John Hills, horse trainer
25th - Igor Belanov, Ukrainian footballer
25th - Sonia Benezra, Canadian television host
26th - Bret Erickson, Bennington Nebraska, US trap (Olympics-1996)
27th - Nick della Casa, British/Brazillian/Argentine cameraman (Emmy Award)
27th - Barron Lerner, American physician and historian
28th - Derek James, Durban South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Infiniti)
28th - Gus Logie, cricketer (WI batsman 1983-91, great fielder)
28th - Jennifer Rush, singer/songwriter (Destiny, Ring of Ice)
28th - Tom Byrum, Onida SD, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Panama City Beach-4th)
29th - John MacBeth Paxson, NBA Guard (Chicago Bulls)
29th - Rob Deer, MLB Outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
29th - Wendy White, Atlanta Ga, tennis player
30th - Mike Herbert, Rogers Ark, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
30th - Susan Keith, actress (Shana Vochek-Loving)
30th - Blanche Lincoln, American politician

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 21 of 21

3rd - Joseph Lamb, composer, dies at 72
4th - Alfred E Green, director (Copacabana), dies after long illness at 71
6th - Jimmy Savo, comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65
7th - Wilhelm Pieck, president of German DR (1949-60), dies at 84
9th - Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, composer, dies at 75
9th - Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (b. 1911)
10th - Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga - matushka-reka), dies at 63
13th - Leo Weiner, Hungarian composer (Toldi), dies at 75
14th - M. Karagatsis, Greek author (b. 1908)
17th - Jose Sancho Marraco, composer, dies at 81
18th - A J Evans, cricketer (only England Test v Aus 1921), dies
20th - Lee Duncan, owner/trainer (Rin Tin Tin), dies of heart attack at 67
20th - Michel Brusselmans, composer, dies at 74
22nd - Melanie Klein, Austria/British psycho analyst, dies at 78
23rd - Kathlyn Williams, actress (Single Man), dies of heart attack at 72
24th - Matyas Seiber, composer, dies at 55
24th - Melanie Klein, [Reizes], child psycho-analyst, dies
25th - Emily Post, etiquette expert, dies at 86
26th - William Ling, cricketer (South African batsman in 6 Tests 1921-23), dies
27th - Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist/daughter of Emmeline, dies at 78
30th - Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer, dies

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