What Happened on May 1, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 7th National Film Awards (India): "Apur Sansar" wins the Golden Lotus
  • India's Bombay state split into Gujarat & Maharashtra states
  • Pancho Gonzalez retires from tennis
  • Russia shoots down Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane over Sverdlovsk

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert McDonald, Dartmouth NS, US canoe (alt-Olympics-96)