On This Day

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

Historic Event

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

1960 Highlights

About May 1, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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