On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1960

Historical Events

  • 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed

Famous Birthdays

  • Guy Fletcher, British musician and keyboardist (Dire Straits), born in Maidstone, Kent
  • Ken Schaphorst, American jazz composer, performer, big band leader and educator (New England Conservatory), born in Abington, Pennsylvania
  • Kristin Scott Thomas, British actress (The English Patient, Mission: Impossible), born in Redruth, Cornwall, England
  • Pete Metzelaars, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, Lions)
1960 Highlights

About May 24, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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