On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1960

Historical Events

  • "L'Avventura", Italian film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, starring Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti. premieres at Cannes
  • Chic Cub Don Cardwell no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0

Music History

Dmitri Shostakovich's 7th String quartet premieres in Leningrad

  • KHVO TV channel 13 in Hilo, HI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sputnik 4 launched into Earth orbit; later recovery failed
  • Taxes took 25% of earnings in US

Famous Birthdays

  • Rob Bowman, American film director
1960 Highlights

About May 15, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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