On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1960

Historical Events

  • Harry Belafonte 2nd Carnegie Hall performance
  • House investigating committee, looking into payola questions
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Al Drury (Advice & Consent)

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

Famous Deaths

  • Caryl Chessman, rapist executed after 12 years of appeals at 39
1960 Highlights

About May 2, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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