On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1960

Historical Events

TV Show Appearance

Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra television special; Elvis sings Sinatra's 1957 Cy Coleman hit "Witchcraft", and Frank performs Presley's 1956 classic "Love Me Tender"

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 of pneumonia 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? 61 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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