On This Day

What Happened on May 10, 1960

Historical Events

Historic Event

John F. Kennedy wins presidential primary in West Virginia

  • US atomic submarine USS Triton completes 1st submerged circumnavigation of the globe

Famous Birthdays


Bono [Paul Hewson], Irish rock singer and lyricist (U2 - "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"; "Desire"; "Beautiful Day"; "One"), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • Merlene Ottey, Jamaican/Italian running star (Olympics)
  • Tauseef Ahmed, cricketer (leading Pakistani off-spinner of 80's)
  • Victoria Rowell, American actress (The Young & The Restless - "Drucilla"), born in Portland, Maine

Famous Deaths

  • Yuri Olesha, Russian writer, dies at 61
1960 Highlights

About May 10, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 1 month and 17 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