Our Senior Year

October, 1960

(Music:  "My Heart Has a Mind of It's Own" - Connie Francis)

 

 

Number One Songs

 

October 1 - 9: "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own" - Connie Francis

 

October 10 - 16:  "Mr. Custer" - Larry Verne

 

October 17 - 23:  "Save the Last Dance for Me" - The Drifters

 

October 24 - 30:  "I Want to Be Wanted" - Brenda Lee

 

October 31: "Save the Last Dance for Me" - The Drifters

 

 

Historic Events

 

1 - Nigeria gains independence from Britain
2 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Golf Tournament
3 - SF's White House department store first to accept BankAmericard
5 - Eastern AL Electra turbo-prop crashed in Boston Harbor - 61 die
7 - "Route 66" premieres
7 - Second John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon debate (Washington, D.C.)
8 - Bobby Richardson hits a World Series grand slam home run
9 - Dallas Cowboy quarterback Eddie LeBaron throws shortest touchdown pass (2-inches)
10 - Sixteen California Poly football team members die in plane crash in Toledo
10 - Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 4000 die
11 - Hurricane ravages East-Pakistan - 6,000 die
12 - Nikita Khrushchev (USSR) pounds his shoe at United Nations General Assembly session
13 - Third John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon debate with Kennedy in New York and Nixon in Hollywood
13 - Nikita Khrushchev (USSR) bangs his shoe on table at United Nations
13 - Opponents of Fidel Castro executed in Cuba
13 - Pirate's Mazeroski's bottom of 9th lead off home run beats New York Yankees 10-9 in game 7 of World Series
14 - Peace Corps first suggested by John F. Kennedy
16 - National League votes to admit Houston and New York to league
18 - Casey Stengel retired by New York Yankees (won 10 pennants in 12 years)
19 - France grants Mauritania independence
19 - Martin Luther King, Jr. arrested in Atlanta sit-in
19 - U.S. imposes embargo on exports to Cuba
20 - First fully mechanized post office opened in Providence, RI
20 - Ralph Houk, 41, replaces Casey Stengel as New York Yankee manager
21 - Fourth and final John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon debate (New York City)
25 - First electronic wrist watch placed on sale in New York City
25 - Cuba nationalizes all remaining U.S. businesses
26 - American League approves Washington Senators move to Minneapolis to become Minnesota Twins; announces new franchises in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. for 1961
27 - American League admits Los Angeles Washington, D.C. to league
29 - Chartered C46 carrying Cal State's football team crashes - kills 16
29 - Muhammad Ali's (Cassius Clay) first professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker in 6 rounds
31 - Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 10,000 die

 

 

Famous Birthdays

 

5 - Daniel Baldwin, American actor
10 - Eric Martin, rocker ("Mr Big")
14 - Steve Cram, English runner (world record mile)
16 - Val Skinner, Hamilton, MT, LPGA golfer
16 - Bob Mould, American musician
17 - James Patrick Delsing, St Louis, MO, PGA golfer
17 - Mandy Yachad, cricketer
17 - Rob Marshall, American director
18 - Emily Arth, Evanston, IL, Playboy playmate
19 - Jennifer Holliday, Houston, TX, singer/actress (Dream Girls)
24 - Ian Baker-Finch, Nambour, Queensland, PGA golfer
30 - Diego A Maradona, Argentina/Italy soccer player
30 - Kim Thompson, Bath, England, actress
30 - Monica Bellucci, Citta di Castello, Italy, actress

 

 

Famous Deaths

 

 

6 - Douglas Spencer, actor ("The Thing"), dies at 50
9 - Howard Glenn, New York Titans, dies of injuries sustain in this day's game
11 - Richard Cromwell, actor ("Jezebel", "Riot Squad"), dies of cancer at 50
15 - Henny Porten, silent screen actress ("Mother Love"), dies at 70
15 - Maude Eburne, actress ("Ladies They Talk About", "Guardsman"), dies at 84
19 - Gunther AR Raphael, German composer, dies at 57
22 - Edgar Scauflaire, Belgian, painter/decorator, dies at 67
25 - Jose Padilla, composer, dies at 71
30 - Alfred Hill, composer, dies at 89