On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1960

Historical Events

  • Alan Freed & eight other DJs accused of taking radio payola
  • Belgian parliament requires rest day for self employed
  • SF Giants rookie Juan Marichal beats Philadelphia Phillies, 2-0 on debut at Candlestick Park; first National League hurler since 1900 to debut with a one-hitter
  • USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 33,222 m

Famous Birthdays

  • Yazz [Yasmin Evans], singer (Fine Time), born in London, England
1960 Highlights

About May 19, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus