On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1960

Historical Events

  • Students attack Dutch embassy in Jakarta
  • Trotsky's murderer Jacques Mornard (Ramon Mercader) freed in Mexico

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Famous Birthdays

  • Bart de Boer, Dutch guitarist (Ivy Green)
  • John Flansburgh, American alt-rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (They Might Be Giants - "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)"; "Birdhouse Of Your Soul"), born in Lincoln, Massachusetts
  • Julianne Phillips, American actress (Frankie Reed-Sisters), born in Lake Oswego, Oregon
  • Larry Steinbachek, British rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat) (d. 2017)
  • Phyllis Treigle, American operatic soprano, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Famous Weddings

  • English Princess Margaret marries Antony Armstrong-Jones (later Lord Snowdon) at Westminster Abbey

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Blume von Hawaii), dies at 67
1960 Highlights

About May 6, 1960

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus