Today in History for September 1960

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 59 of 59

1st - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
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 wins 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 Democratic Republic 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)
Baseball Legend Mickey MantleBaseball Legend Mickey Mantle 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
12th - John F. Kennedy avers he does not speak for the Roman Catholic Church, and neither does the Church speak for him.
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 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 Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
14th - KERA TV channel 13 in Dallas, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
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
16th - Mil Brave Warren Spahn no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 4-0
17th - "Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 perfs
Ice Hockey Player Maurice RichardIce Hockey Player Maurice Richard 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 - 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 Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

NBA Forward Jerry LucasNBA Forward Jerry Lucas (18th) 18th - NBA forward Jerry Lucas (20) weds sophomore Treva Geib

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Actor Christopher PlummerActor Christopher Plummer (2nd) 2nd - Actress Tammy Grimes (26) divorces actor Christopher Plummer (30) after 4 years of marriage

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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