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Recap of the year 1960 in sports.

Auto Racing

  • Stock car racing:
  • 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


Basketball

NCAA Men's Basketball Championship:

NBA Finals:

  • The Boston Celtics won the series 4-3 over the St. Louis Hawks. This marked the 3rd meeting between the teams in 4 years. The Celtics won their 2nd consecutive championship and 3rd in 4 years.

Football (American)


Ice Hockey


Tennis

  • Grand Slam in tennis men's results:
  1. Australian Open - Rod Laver
  2. French Open - Nicola Pietrangeli
  3. Wimbledon championships - Neale Fraser
  4. US Open - Neale Fraser
  • Grand Slam in tennis women's results:
  1. Australian Open - Margaret Smith
  2. French Open - Darlene Hard
  3. Wimbledon championships - Maria Bueno
  4. US Open - Darlene Hard
  • Davis Cup: Australia wins 4-1 over Italy in world tennis.

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