On This Day

What Happened on May 14, 1960

Historical Events

  • "At the Drop of a Hat" closes at John Golden NYC after 216 performances
  • USSR launch 1st (unmanned) space capsule
  • Virgil Thomson's "Missa Pro Defunctis" premieres in Potsdam, NY

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Clark, British poet and avant garde recording artist, born in Croydon, Surrey, England
  • Carlyle Best, cricketer (WI batsman late 80's)
  • Frank Nobilo, New Zealand golfer, broadcaster (5 European Tour titles, CBS, Golf Channel), born in Auckland, NZ
  • Steve Williams, American professional wrestler, known as "Dr. Death", and USFL football player, born in Lakewood, Colorado (d. 2009)
1960 Highlights

About May 14, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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