What Happened on May 1, 1960

Historical Events

  • 7th National Film Awards (India): "Apur Sansar" wins the Golden Lotus
  • India's Bombay state split into Gujarat & Maharashtra states

Event of Interest

Russia shoots down Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane over Sverdlovsk

1960 History

About May 1, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Stuck On You - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
  • UK #1 Song: Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers