What Happened on May 2, 1960

Historical Events

  • Allen Drury wins Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel "Advise and Consent"

Music Concert

Harry Belafonte's 2nd Carnegie Hall performance (New York City)

  • US House of Representative investigating committee, looking into payola questions in broadcasting
1960 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Ravi Ratnayeke, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan pace bowler & opening batsman), born in Colombo, Ceylon
  • Stephen Daldry, English film director (Billy Elliot; The Hours), born in Dorset, England
Born in 1960

Famous Deaths

  • Caryl Chessman, American kidnapper and rapist, executed in gas chamber at San Quentin (California) State Prison after 12 years of appeals at 38

About May 2, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Stuck On You - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
  • UK #1 Song: Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers