On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1960

Historical Events

  • "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • "Got A Girl" by The Four Preps hits #24

Execution'The Banality of Evil'

Israel announces capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina

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Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem
Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem
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  • WGTV TV channel 8 in Athens-Atlanta, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • WKBM TV (now WLII) channel 11 in Caguas/San Juan, PR 1st broadcast
  • WRCA radio changes call letters back to WNBC (NYC)

Famous Deaths

  • Georges Claude, French engineer and inventor (neon light), dies at 89
1960 Highlights

About May 23, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years and 4 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini