What Happened on May 6, 1960

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Students attack Dutch embassy in Jakarta
  • Trotsky's murderer Jacques Mornard (Ramon Mercader) freed in Mexico

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Famous Birthdays

  • Bart de Boer, Dutch guitarist (Ivy Green)
  • John Flansburgh, American musician
  • Julianne Phillips, Lake Oswego Oregon, actress (Frankie Reed-Sisters)
  • Larry Steinbachek, rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)
  • Phyllis Treigle, American soprano

Famous Weddings

  • English Princess Margaret marries Antony Armstrong-Jones (later Lord Snowdon) at Westminster Abbey

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Blume von Hawaii), dies at 67