1960 in sports


1960 in sports

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Athletics

Marathon

* December 4 — flagicon|JPN Fukuoka Marathon, Japan
**Men's Winner: Barry Magee (NZL) 2:19:04


=Auto Racing=

*Stock car racing:
**Junior Johnson won the Daytona 500
**NASCAR Championship - Rex White
*Indianapolis 500 - Jim Rathmann
*USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship
*Formula One Championship - Jack Brabham of Australia
*24 hours of Le Mans: the team of Olivier Gendebien / Paul Frère won, driving a Ferrari TR60
*Rally racing - the team of Walter Schock / Rolf Moll won the Monte Carlo Rally driving a Mercedes 220SE.
*Drag racing - Leonard Harris won "Top Eliminator" at the NHRA Nationals

Baseball

*World Series: Pittsburgh Pirates win 4 games to 3 over the New York Yankees. The Series MVP is Bobby Richardson, New York.
* October 13 - 1960 World Series: Baseballer Bill Mazeroski becomes the first person to end a World Series with a home run.
* The Winnipeg Goldeyes win the Northern League championship.

Basketball

*NCAA Men's Basketball Championship:
**Ohio St. wins 75-55 over California

* NBA Finals|NBA Finals:
**Boston Celtics win 4 games to 3 over the St. Louis HawksFreddy Johny

Boxing

*March 16 - Flash Elorde won the world junior lightweight title with a seventh-round knockout of Harold Gomes in Quezon City, Philippines.
*June - Floyd Patterson recovered the world heavyweight title from Ingemar Johansson, becoming the first-ever boxer to do so.
* September 5 - Cassius Clay wins the gold medal in boxing at the Rome Olympic Games.

Cycling

*Tour de France - Gastone Nencini of Italy
*Giro d'Italia - Jacques Anquetil of France

Field Hockey

* Olympic Games (Men's Competition) in Rome, Italy
** Gold Medal: Pakistan
** Silver Medal: India
** Bronze Medal: Spain

Figure skating

*World Figure Skating Championships:
**Men's champion: Alain Giletti, France
**Ladies' champion: Carol Heiss, United States
**Pair skating champions: Barbara Wagner & Robert Paul, Canada
**Ice dancing champions: Doreen Denny & Courtney Jones, Great Britain


=Football (American)=

*Minnesota Golden Gophers win National college football championship.
*National Football League names Pete Rozelle commissioner of the league. The league expands to Dallas for the 1960 season and Minneapolis-St.Paul for the 1961 season. The Chicago Cardinals relocates to St. Louis, Missouri.
*December 26-NFL Championship: Philadelphia Eagles won 17-13 over the Green Bay Packers
*The American Football League (AFL) played its first season
*First black pro football placekicker: Gene Mingo (Denver Broncos, AFL)
*First Hispanic pro football quarterback: Tom Flores (Oakland Raiders, AFL)
*AFL Championship: Houston Oilers won 24-16 over the Los Angeles Chargers

Football (Australian rules football)

* Victorian Football League
** Melbourne wins the 64th VFL Premiership (Melbourne 8.14 (62) d Collingwood 2.2 (14))
** Brownlow Medal awarded to John Schultz (Footscray)


=Football (Canadian)=

* Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeated the Edmonton Eskimos 16-6.

Football (Soccer)

::"For an extensive coverage see 1960 in association football"
*England - FA Cup: Wolverhampton Wanderers won 3-0 over Blackburn Rovers
*The Soviet Union beat Yugoslavia 2-1 to win the first European Football Championship

Golf

Men's professional
*April 7-10 - Masters Tournament - Arnold Palmer
*June 16-18 - U.S. Open - Arnold Palmer
*July 6-9 - British Open - Kel Nagle
*July 21-24 - PGA Championship - Jay Hebert
*PGA Tour money leader - Arnold Palmer - $75,263Men's amateur
*British Amateur - Joe Carr
*U.S. Amateur - Deane BemanWomen's professional
*Women's Western Open - Joyce Ziske
*LPGA Championship - Mickey Wright
*U.S. Women's Open - Betsy Rawls
*Titleholders Championship - Fay Crocker
*LPGA Tour money leader - Louise Suggs - $16,892


=Thoroughbred Horse Racing=

*Australia - Melbourne Cup
*Canada - Queen's Plate
*France - Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe - Puissant Chef
*Ireland - Irish Derby Stakes - Chamour

*English Triple Crown Races:
*#2,000 Guineas Stakes - Martial
*#Epsom Derby - St. Paddy
*#St. Leger Stakes - St. Paddy

*United States Triple Crown Races:
*#May 7 - Kentucky Derby - Venetian Way
*#Preakness Stakes - Bally Ache
*#Belmont Stakes - Celtic Ash


=Harness Racing=

*United States Pacing Triple Crown races:
*#Cane Pace - Countess Adios
*#Little Brown Jug - Bullet Hanover
*#Messenger Stakes - Countess Adios

*United States Trotting Triple Crown races:
*#Hambletonian - Blaze Hanover
*#Yonkers Trot
*#Kentucky Futurity

*Australian Inter Dominion Harness Racing Championship:
**Pacers: Caduceus

Ice Hockey

*The American Olympic men's ice-hockey team won the United States' first Olympic hockey gold medal with a record of 7–0–0 during the tournament.

*Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Bobby Hull, Chicago Black Hawks

*Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings

*Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens win 4 games to 0 over the Toronto Maple Leafs

*World Hockey Championship
** Men's champion: United States is crushed by Canada

*NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship - University of Denver Pioneers defeat Michigan Technological University Huskies 5-3 in Boston, MA

Skiing

*Alpine Skiing
*The men's Olympic Gold Medal:
**Downhill: Jean Vuarnet, France
**Slalom: Ernst Hinterseer, Austria
**Giant Slalom: Roger Staub, Switzerland

**The women's Olympic Gold Medal:
**Downhill: Heidi Biebl, West Germany
**Slalom: Ann Heggtveit, Canada
**Giant Slalom: Yvonne Rüegg, Switzerland

*ISF World Championships:
*Ann Heggtveit of Canada becomes the first non-European to win the International Ski Federation overall world championship in Alpine skiing.
**Men's combined champion: Guy Périllat, France
**Women's combined champion: Ann Heggtveit, Canada

Swimming

* June 12 — Marianne Heemskerk from the Netherlands breaks the world record in the women's 200m butterfly during a meet in Leipzig, East Germany: 2:34.4.

* July 10 — US swimmer Michael Troy breaks his own world record in the men's 200m butterfly (long course) at a meet in Evansville, Indiana, clocking 2:15.0.

* July 23 — Thirteen days after breaking his own world record in the men's 200m butterfly (long course) Troy once again betters the world's best time in that event, this time at a meet in Toledo, Ohio clocking 2:13.4.

* August 4 — Less than a month before the Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy, Troy again breaks the world record in the men's 200m butterfly (long course), when he clocks 2:13.2 at a meet in Detroit, Michigan.

* September 2 — Michael Troy wins the men's 200m butterfly (long course) at the Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy by breaking his own world record: 2:12.8.

Tennis

*Grand Slam in tennis men's results:
*#Australian Open - Rod Laver
*#French Open - Nicola Pietrangeli
*#Wimbledon championships - Neale Fraser
*#US Open - Neale Fraser

*Grand Slam in tennis women's results:
*#Australian Open - Margaret Smith
*#French Open - Darlene Hard
*#Wimbledon championships - Maria Bueno
*#US Open - Darlene Hard

*Davis Cup: Australia wins 4-1 over Italy in world tennis.

Volleyball

* Men's World Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
** Gold Medal: Soviet Union
** Silver Medal: Czechoslovakia
** Bronze Medal: Romania

Multi-sport events

*1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome, Italy
**USSR wins the most medals (103), and the most gold medals (43)

*1960 Winter Olympics held in Squaw Valley, United States
**USSR wins the most medals (21), and the most gold medals (7)

* First Paralympic Games held in Rome, Italy
**Great Britain wins the most medals (53), the United States the most gold medals (29)

* First Winter Universiade held in Chamonix, France

Awards

*Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year: Rafer Johnson, Track and field
*Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year: Wilma Rudolph, Track and field

Births

January

* January 5 — Sejad Krdžalić, Yugoslav javelin thrower
* January 5 — Wendy Watson, New Zealand cricketer
* January 6 — Mark Gorski, American track cyclist and cycling manager
* January 6 — Howie Long, American football player
* January 9 — Ursula Thielemann, German field hockey goalkeeper
* January 10 — Martín Pitayo, Mexican long-distance runner
* January 11 — Waldo Kantor, Argentine volleyball player
* January 16 — Israel Machado, Brazilian basketball player
* January 16 — Aleksandr Troshchilo, Soviet track and field sprinter
* January 17 — Hendrik Jan Kooijman, Dutch field hockey player
* January 23 — Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfing pioneer (d. 1998)
* January 24 — Manfred Zielonka, German boxer
* January 25 — Huub van Boeckel, Dutch tennis player
* January 25 — Annelies Maas, Dutch freestyle swimmer
* January 29 — Sean Kerly, English field hockey striker
* January 29 — Greg Louganis, American diver
* January 30 — Chris Brown, New Zealand field hockey player

February

* February 2 — Sadiq Abdullahi, Nigerian tennis player
* February 2 — Grant Main, Canadian rower
* February 9 — Bernardo José Pinango, Venezuelan boxer
* February 13 — Pierluigi Collina, Italian football referee
* February 13 — Kelly McCormick, American diver
* February 16 — Hisayo Fukumitsu, Japanese high jumper
* February 16 — Milton Goode, American high jumper
* February 16 — Luciano Zerbini, Italian discus thrower and shot putter
* February 17 — Małgorzata Birbach, Polish long-distance runner
* February 20 — Paul Arpin, French long-distance runner
* February 21 — Wendy Banks, British field hockey goalkeeper
* February 21 — Rolf Falk-Larssen, Norwegian speed skater
* February 22 — Jean-Louis Prianon, French long-distance runner
* February 23 — Laura Almaral, Mexican beach volleyball player
* February 25 — Stefan Blöcher, German field hockey player
* February 27 — Pär Arvidsson, Swedish butterfly swimmer
* February 28 — David Lowe, British swimmer

March

* March 2 — Roald van Noort, Dutch water polo player
* March 3 — Per Holmertz, Swedish freestyle swimmer
* March 3 — Orlando Romero, Peruvian boxer
* March 4 — John Mugabi, Ugandan boxer
* March 5 — Kathleen McGahey, American field hockey player
* March 8 — Max Metzker, Australian long distance swimmer
* March 9 — Thierry Vigneron, French pole vaulter
* March 10 — Antonio Corgos, Spanish long jumper
* March 14 — Kirby Puckett, American baseball player (d. 2006)
* March 15 — Carole Rouillard, Canadian long-distance runner
* March 20 — Robertas Žulpa, Lithuanian swimmer
* March 21 — Ayrton Senna, Brazilian automobile racer (d. 1994)
* March 25 — Peter Seisenbacher, Austrian judoka
* March 26 — Marcus Allen, American football player
* March 26 — Damir Keretic, Yugoslavian-German tennis player
* March 26 — Judy Strong, American field hockey player
* March 30 — Peter Maher, Canadian marathon runner

April

* April 1 — Frank Leistra, Dutch field hockey goalkeeper
* April 6 — Ron Boudrie, Dutch volleyball player
* April 6 — Vanja Gesheva-Tsvetkova, Bulgarian canoer
* April 6 — Colin Reitz, British long-distance runner
* April 10 — Rex Wilson, New Zealand long-distance runner
* April 12 — Agapius Masong, Tanzanian long-distance runner
* April 13 — Olaf Ludwig, East German racing cyclist
* April 16 — Pierre Littbarski, German soccer player (footballer) and coach
* April 21 — Eric Noordegraaf, Dutch water polo player
* April 29 — Kuruppu Karunaratne, Sri Lankan long-distance runner (d. 2008)

May

* May 6 — Lyudmila Andonova, Bulgarian high jumper
* May 8 — Mary Clinton, New Zealand field hockey player
* May 11 — Vladimir Dolgov, Soviet backstroke swimmer
* May 11 — Jürgen Schult, German track and field athlete
* May 15 — Kip Hladky, Canadian field hockey player
* May 20 — Philippe Blain, French volleyball player and coach
* May 20 — Elena Murgoci, Romanian long-distance runner (d. 1999)
* May 26 — Dean Lukin, Australian weightlifter
* May 26 — Romas Ubartas, Lithuanian discus thrower
* May 31 — Greg C. Adams, Canadian ice hockey forward

June

* June 1 — Einar Vilhjálmsson, Icelandic javelin thrower
* June 3 — Anett Pötzsch, German figure skater
* June 6 — Coleen Sommer, American high jumper
* June 12 — Diane Edelijn, Dutch backstroke swimmer
* June 12 — Hagen Stamm, German water polo player
* June 15 — Didier Courrèges, French equestrian
* June 15 — Marieke van Doorn, Dutch field hockey midfielder
* June 16 — Alicia Boscatto, Argentine breaststroke swimmer
* June 23 — Andy Tenbult, Canada-born ice hockey player and coach from The Netherlands
* June 24 — René Temmink, Dutch football (soccer) referee
* June 25 — Rose Magers, American volleyball player
* June 28 — John Elway, American football player
* June 29 — Luis Onmura, Brazilian judoka

July

* July 4 — Anton Heiden, Dutch water polo player
* July 8 — Mal Meninga, Australian rugby league footballer
* July 8 — Susanne Nielsson, Danish swimmer
* July 8 — Jeff Stork, American volleyball player
* July 12 — Ismail Mustafov, Bulgarian boxer
* July 18 — Peter Daji, New Zealand field hockey player
* July 22 — Torben Grael, Brazilian sailor
* July 22 — Jane Patterson, Canadian judoka
* July 28 — Tim Bright, American decathlete and pole vaulter

August

* August 1 — Henry Tillman, American boxer
* August 2 — Wilfredo Vázquez, Puerto Rican boxer
* August 7 — Steven Rooks, Dutch road racing cyclist
* August 10 — Dario Badinelli, Italian triple jumper
* August 12 — Laurent Fignon, French road racing cyclist
* August 13 — Phil Taylor, English darts player
* August 13 — Michael Richmond, Australian ice speed skater
* August 14 — Igor Nikulin, Russian hammer thrower
* August 26 — Victor Caballero, Paraguayan tennis player
* August 27 — Mike Mahovlich, Canadian javelin thrower

eptember

* September 2 — Sara Neil, Canadian cyclist
* September 8 — Alexi Grewal, American cyclist
* September 13 — Étienne Dagon, Swiss breaststroke swimmer
* September 14 — Emil Chuprenski, Bulgarian boxer
* September 23 — Gilberto Sosa, Mexican boxer
* September 26 — Lesley Elliott, New Zealand field hockey player
* September 27 — Leonardo David, Italian alpine skier (d. 1985)

October

* October 2 — Johan Lammerts, Dutch cyclist
* October 2 — Pedro van Raamsdonk, Dutch boxer
* October 11 — Anne van Schuppen, Dutch long-distance runner
* October 13 — Nelson Vails, American road and track cyclist
* October 15 — Ivo Rodrígues, Brazilian marathon runner
* October 15 — Gene Samuel, Trinidad and Tobago road bicycle racer and track cyclist
* October 16 — Petra Pfaff, East German track and field hurdler
* October 19 — Dave Saunders, American volleyball player
* October 30 — Diego Maradona, Argentine football player

November

* November 3 — Karch Kiraly, US volleyball player
* November 6 — Zdzisław Kwaśny, Polish hammer thrower
* November 6 — Kevin Neufeld, Canadian rower
* November 11 — Kozo Akutsu, Japanese long-distance runner
* November 14 — Marianne Dickerson, American long-distance runner
* November 18 — Ivans Klementjevs, Latvian flatwater canoer
* November 24 — Cameron Henning, Canadian backstroke swimmer
* November 26 — Vasiliy Bubka, Soviet pole vaulter
* November 27 — Akinobu Osako, Japanese judoka
* November 28 — Andy Ritchie, English footballer
* November 29 — Andrew Astbury, British swimmer
* November 30 — Gary Lineker, English footballer

December

* December 12 — Vésteinn Hafsteinsson, Icelandic discus thrower
* December 12 — Val Hallam, British field hockey goalkeeper
* December 12 — Krzysztof Kosedowski, Polish boxer
* December 14 — Jacques Hanegraaf, Dutch cyclist
* December 22 — Tyrell Biggs, American heavyweight boxer

Deaths

* January 2 — Fausto Coppi, Italian cyclist
* April 12 — Theo Willems (69), Dutch archer (b. 1891)
* September 15 — Héctor Castro (54), Uruguayan football player and coach (b. 1904)
* November 11 — Monte Attell, bantamweight world boxing champion


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