On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1960

Historical Events

  • Big 4 summit in Paris collapses as USSR levels spy charges against US
  • Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser, at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Parillaud, actress (Subway, Nikita, Innocent Blood), born in Paris, France
1960 Highlights

About May 16, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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