Our Senior Year

September, 1960

(Music:  "It's Now or Never" - Elvis Presley)

 

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Number 1 Songs

 

September 1 - 18:  "It's Now or Never" - Elvis Presley

 

September 19 - 25:  "The Twist" - Chubby Checker

 

September 26 - 30:  "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own" - Connie Francis

 

 

Historical Events

 

1 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
1 - Robert Bolt's "A Man For All Seasons," premieres in London
2 - Tamara and Irina Press (USSR) become first sisters to win Olympic gold medal
4 - 12th - Hurricane Donna kills 148 in Caribbean and U.S.
5 - Cassius Clay captures Olympic light heavyweight gold medal
5 - President Kasavubu fires premier Lumumba of Congo
5 - Wilma Rudolph wins her second Olympic gold medal
5 - Poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.
8 - German Democratic Republic limits access to East Berlin for West Berliners
9 - American Football League (AFL) plays first game (Denver Broncos - 13, Boston Patriots - 10)
10 - Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2)
10 - New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643 foot homerun over right field roof in Detroit
11 - 17th Olympic games close in Rome Italy
11 - U.S. Women's Tennis Championship: Darlene Hard beats Maria Fraser
11 - U.S. Men's Tennis Championship: Neale Fraser beats Rodney Laver
12 - John F. Kennedy avers he does not speak for the Roman Catholic Church and neither does the Church speak for him
14 - Coup under Colonel Joseph-Desire Mobutu in Congo
14 - Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia, and Venezuela form OPEC
14 - Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) forms
15 - France spends 9 billion guilders on atomic experiments
16 - Amos Alonzo Stagg retires as a football coach at 98
16 - Milwaukee Brave Warren Spahn pitches no-hit game over Philadelphia Phillies, 4-0
17 - Cuba nationalizes U.S. banks
18 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open
20 - U.N. General Assembly admit 13 African countries and Cyprus (96 nations)
22 - Mali (formerly French Sudan) declares independence from France
24 - USS Enterprise, 1st nuclear power aircraft carrier, launches
25 - For first time since 1927, Pittsburgh Pirates clinch NL pennant
25 - New York Yankees clinch AL pennant
25 - Philadelphia Phillies beat Cincinnati Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses
26 - First of four TV debates between Nixon and Kennedy takes place (Chicago)
26 - Longest speech in U.N. history (4 hours, 29 minutes by Fidel Castro)
28 - "Millionaire" last airs on CBS-TV
28 - "Queen For A Day" moves to ABC-TV
28 - "Sunrise at Campobello" premiered at Palace Theater
28 - Ted Williams hits his final homerun (#521) off Jack Fisher
29 - "Johnny Ringo" TV Western Drama; last airs on CBS-TV
29 - "My Three Sons" starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV
29 - "Outlaws" TV Western Drama; debuts on NBC-TV
30 - Flintstones premieres (1st prime time animation show)
30 - On Howdy Doody's last show Clarabelle finally talks "Goodbye Kids"

 

 

Famous Birthdays

 

2 - Eric Dickerson, Texas, NFL halfback
2 - Rex Hudler, Tempe, AZ, MLB outfielder
2 - Kristin Halvorsen, Norwegian politician
2 - John S. Hall, American poet and spoken-word artist
4 - Damon Wayans, actor/comedian (In Living Color, Major Payne, Blankman)
4 - Peter Virgile, soap actor (Hostage, Popeye Doyle)
4 - Kim Thayil, American guitarist
5 - Rob Stull, Damascus, MD, U.S. pentathlete (1992 Olympics)
5 - Willie Gault, bobsledder / NFL receiver
6 - Michael Winslow, Spokane, WA, actor/comedian
7 - David Steele, Birmingham, AL rock keyboardist
7 - Carlos Martinez, American bowler
7 - Andrew Voss, Australian television personality
8 - Stefano Casiraghi, husband of princess Caroline of Monaco
8 - Aimee Mann, American musician
9 - Christopher Sherratt White, Hamilton, NZ, rower (1996 Olympics)
9 - Hugh Grant, London, England, actor
9 - Mario Batali, American chef and restaurateur
9 - Bob Stoops, American football coach
10 - Colin Firth, Hampshire, England, actor
10 - Miranda Wilson, Nebraska, actress
10 - Alison Bechdel, American cartoonist
10 - David Lowery, American musician
11 - Neal X, rocker
12 - Lynn Connelly, Washington D.C., LPGA golfer
13 - Greg Baldwin, American voiceover actor
14 - Anthony Addabbo, actor
14 - Melissa Leo, actress
14 - Callum Keith Rennie, Canadian actor
15 - Scott Thompson Baker, Minneapolis, MN, actor
15 - Kevin Allen, Welsh actor
16 - Mickey Tettleton, Oklahoma City, OK, MLB catcher
16 - Kurt Busiek, American comic book writer
17 - Hank Baran, San Diego CA, Canadian Tour golfer
17 - John Franco, Brooklyn, NY, MLB pitcher
17 - Terry Nihen, Concord, MA, playmate (December, 1983)
18 - Karim Rashid, Egyptian/English industrial designer
19 - Julianna Young, Ft. Campbell, KY, playmate (November, 1993)
19 - Loïc Bigois, French engineer
20 - Alice Regina Brown, Jackson, MS, 4X100 runner
20 - James A Pawelczyk, Buffalo, NY, PhD / astronaut
20 - Deborah Roberts, American journalist and TV reporter
21 - David James Elliott, Toronto, ON, Canada, actor
22 - Joan Jett, Phila, singer
22 - Scott Baio, Brooklyn, NY, actor
22 - Victor Stevenson, CFL tackle
23 - John Rocca, English funk singer
25 - John Hills, horse trainer
25 - Igor Belanov, Ukrainian footballer
25 - Sonia Benezra, Canadian television host
26 - Bret Erickson, Bennington Nebraska, U.S. trap (1996 Olympics)
27 - Nick della Casa, British/Brazillian/Argentine cameraman (Emmy Award)
27 - Barron Lerner, American physician and historian
28 - Derek James, Durban, South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer
28 - Gus Logie, cricketer
28 - Jennifer Rush, singer/songwriter
28 - Tom Byrum, Onida, SD, Nike golfer
29 - John MacBeth Paxson, NBA Guard
29 - Leslie Graves, Silver City, NM, actress
29 - Rob Deer, MLB outfielder
29 - Wendy White, Atlanta, GA, tennis player
30 - Susan Keith, actress
30 - Blanche Lincoln, American politician

 

 

Famous Deaths

 

3 - Joseph Lamb, composer, dies at 72
4 - Alfred E Green, director (Copacabana), dies at 71
6 - Jimmy Savo, comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65
7 - Wilhelm Pieck, president of German Democratic Republic (1949-60), dies at 84
9 - Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, composer, dies at 75
9 - Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor, dies at 49
10 - Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author, dies at 63
13 - Leo Weiner, Hungarian composer (Toldi), dies at 75
14 - M. Karagatsis, Greek author, dies at 52
17 - Jose Sancho Marraco, composer, dies at 81
18 - A J Evans, cricketer, dies
20 - Lee Duncan, owner/trainer (Rin Tin Tin), dies at 67
20 - Michel Brusselmans, composer, dies at 74
22 - Melanie Klein, Austria/British psycho analyst, dies at 78
23 - Kathlyn Williams, actress (Single Man), dies at 72
24 - Matyas Seiber, composer, dies at 55
24 - Melanie Klein, [Reizes], child psycho-analyst, dies
25 - Emily Post, etiquette expert, dies at 86
26 - William Ling, cricketer, dies
27 - Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist/daughter of Emmeline, dies at 78
30 - Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer, dies