On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1960

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra special

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Famous Birthdays

  • Lisa Martin, Australian marathoner (Olympic-silver 1988), born in Gawler, South Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, English composer, dies at 70
  • Prince Aly Khan [Ali Salman Aga Khan], Pakistani socialite, jockey, political ambassador and husband to Rita Hayworth, dies from injuries sustained in a car accident at 48
1960 Highlights

About May 12, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus