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Associated Press Athlete of 1960:  Wilma Rudolph and Rafer Johnson

 

Professional Sports 1960

 

Baseball
 

1960 World Series: 
Pittsburgh Pirates over the NY Yankees 4-3
Pittsburgh Coach: Danny Murtaugh 
MVP: Dick Groat, Pittsburgh

 

 

Bill Mazeroski becomes the first person to end a World Series with a home run.

 

Football

 

Pete Rozelle becomes commissioner of the NFL

 

1960 NFL Championship:
Philadelphia - 17 Green Bay - 13 
Pro MVP - Norm Van Brocklin, Philadelphia Eagles

Paul Hornung scored a record 176 points for the Green Bay Packers.

 

dallas cowboys logo 1960

The NFL expands with a new team called the Dallas Cowboys

 

 

 

 

 

The American Football League's (AFL) new teams play their first season:

Houston Oilers
New York Titans
Boston Patriots
Buffalo Bills
Los Angeles Chargers
Dallas Texans
Oakland Raiders
Denver Broncos


AFL Championship: Houston Oilers 24 Los Angeles Chargers 16




Basketball



wilt chamberlain 1960


NBA Championship: Boston Celtics over St. Louis Hawks 4-3  Coach: Red Auerbach 
NBA MVP: Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia, 37.6 pts





Hockey

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

NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Bobby Hull, Chicago Blackhawks

Most Valuable Player: Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings


Boxing

floyd patterson 1960

Floyd Patterson
recovered the world heavyweight title from Ingemar Johansson, becoming the first-ever boxer to do so.





Golf

 

arnold palmer 1960


The Masters - Arnold Palmer
US Open - Arnold Palmer
British Open - Kel Nagle
 PGA Championship - Jay Hebert

 

Cassius Clay vs Allan Hudson


The 1960 Olympics

 

1960 Summer Olympics - Rome

Nation Gold Silver Bronze  
USSR     43      29       31 
US           34     21       16
Italy          13     10       13  
Germany 12     19       11
 

1960 Winter Olympics - Squaw Valley


Nation Gold Silver Bronze
USSR       7       5          9 
Germany   4      3          1
US             3      4          3

 

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

 

wilma rudolph 1960

 



Wilma Rudolph
became the fastest woman in the world and the first American woman to win three gold medals in one Olympics







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cassius clay 1960





Cassius Clay
wins gold as light heavyweight in boxing








rafer johnson 1960







Rafer Johnson
Scored 8,392 points in the Decathlon









Horse Racing

 
Kentucky Derby - Venetian Way
Preakness Stakes - Bally Ache
Belmont Stakes - Celtic Ash


College Sports 1960


Football


Heisman Trophy: Joe Bellino, Navy Rose Bowl: Washington 17, Minnesota 7

cal tech 1960


An infamous college prank was suffered by the Washington Huskies when during halftime, with live coverage by NBC, the block of seats holding cards to depict graphics flashed a cross-eyed beaver rather than the Husky mascot, next the word Huskies was spelled backwards and it all ended with the name of one of the Huskies' competitors, Cal Tech.

Orange Bowl: Missouri 21, Navy 14 
 Cotton Bowl: Duke 7, Arkansas 6 
 Sugar Bowl: Mississippi 14, Rice 6 
 
National college football championship: Minnesota Golden Gophers



Basketball


 NCAA National Champions: 
Ohio State 25-3 Coach: Fred Taylor 
Ohio 75 California 55

 

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The idea behind this project is to present the Sixties in an interesting manner with as much audio and visual content as we could manage without slowing things down too much.

 

Unlike most Sixties websites that are a hodgepodge of decade wide information, we approached this project year by year. WIth each year of the Sixties including categories in history, television, movies, music, sports, books, comedy, technology and toys.

Beyond the nostalgia and retro feel for those who lived through the time, it is also designed to attract the younger crowd.

 

We have enjoyed some success in that endeavor as this webiste has become quite popular with teachers who use Sixties Pizzazz to get their Middle and High school students interested in our historic and cultural past by assigning projects and papers to this and our other PIZZAZZ websites.

 

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