Historical Events on May 7th, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Christine" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • "Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater NYC after 602 performances
  • "From A to Z" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • 86th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Venetian Way wins in 2:02.4
  • Dodgers Larry & Norm Sherry are baseball's 10th brother battery
  • LA Dodger Norm Sherry's 11th HR wins the game for brother Larry

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as President of USSR

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Michael Tal beats Botvinnik 12½-8½ for world chess championship
  • USSR announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy