September 1960 calendar

September 1960

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in September 1960.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on September 1960: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1960?


  • 01 Sep 1960 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
  • 02 Sep 1960 Tamara and Irina Press (USSR) become 1st sisters to win olympic gold
  • 05 Sep 1960 President Kasavubu fires Premier Lumumba of Congo
  • 06 Sep 1960 William Hamilton Martin and Bernon F. Mitchell, two American cryptologists, announce their defection to the Soviet Union at a press conference in Moscow.
  • 07 Sep 1960 Ljudmila Shevcova runs female olympic record 800m
  • 08 Sep 1960 German DR limits access to East-Berlin for West Berliners
  • 09 Sep 1960 4th American Football League plays first game (Denver 13, Boston 10).
  • 10 Sep 1960 Abebe Bikila runs Olympic / World record marathon
  • 11 Sep 1960 17th Olympic games close in Rome Italy
  • 13 Sep 1960 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns soccer-law
  • 14 Sep 1960 Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia and Venezuela form OPEC
  • 15 Sep 1960 France spends 9 billion guilders on atomic experiments
  • 16 Sep 1960 Amos Alonzo Stagg retires as a football coach at age 98.
  • 17 Sep 1960 Cuba nationalizes American-owned banks.
  • 18 Sep 1960 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open
  • 20 Sep 1960 WFSU TV channel 11 in Tallahassee, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 22 Sep 1960 Mali (formerly French Sudan) declares independence from France
  • 24 Sep 1960 USS Enterprise, 1st nuclear power aircraft carrier, launches
  • 25 Sep 1960 1st Atomic powered aircraft carrier (Enterprise) launched (US)
  • 26 Sep 1960 1st of 4 TV debates Nixon and Kennedy took place (Chicago)
  • 28 Sep 1960 Millionaire, last airs on CBS-TV
  • 29 Sep 1960 Johnny Ringo, TV Western Drama
  • 30 Sep 1960 West Germany signs trade agreement with East Germany
  • 02 Sep 1960 The first election of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile. The Tibetan community observes this date as Democracy Day.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in September 1960?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - It's Now Or Never
  2. - The Twist
  3. - My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own
  4. - Walk -- Don't Run
  5. - Chain Gang

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Apache
  2. - Tell Laura I Love Her
  3. - Mess Of Blues
  4. - Only The Lonely
  5. - Because They're Young


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1960?

I Kid You Not by Jack Paar

I Kid You Not


Jack Parr: Who are you? Jack Parr has the inside scoop on this question.

The Enemy Within by Robert F. Kennedy

The Enemy Within


This is the compelling, authoritative account of one the most successful, consummate, and famous Senate investigations in modern Congressional History.

The Good Years by Walter Lord

The Good Years


1900-1914 These were the years of T.R. Trust busting, "the whole dinner pail", the Model T Ford, Wright Brothers' flying machine; "400", the Bunny Hug, and Turkey Trot were all part of this trust busting.

Baseball Is A Funny Game by Joe Garagiola

Baseball Is A Funny Game


What happens in the clubhouse? What happens at the mound during meetings? What is it like to be a wife of a ballplayer?

The Strategy Of Peace by John F. Kennedy

The Strategy Of Peace


"The statements in this volume are my attempt to clarify to myself and others my thoughts about the most important questions of foreign policy.