On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1960

Historical Events

  • 85th Preakness: Bobby Ussery aboard Bally Ache wins in 1:57.6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Leontyne Price becomes the first African American to sing the lead at Teatro alla Scala in Milan in "Aida"

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestJeffrey Dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer (Milwaukee Cannibal), born in West Allis, Wisconsin (d. 1994)

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Kent Hrbek, American baseball player
  • Mohanlal, Indian actor
1960 Highlights

About May 21, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini