What Happened on May 6, 1960

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

US President Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960

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
  • Vern Bickford, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1949; no-hitter 1950; Boston / Milwaukee Braves), dies from cancer at 39
1960 Highlights

About May 6, 1960

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Stuck On You - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
  • UK #1 Song: Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers