What Happened on May 7, 1960

Historical Events

  • 86th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Venetian Way wins in 2:02.4
  • Dodgers Larry & Norm Sherry are baseball's 10th brother battery
  • LA Dodger Norm Sherry's 11th HR wins the game for brother Larry

Event of Interest

Leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as President of USSR

  • Michael Tal beats Mikhail Botvinnik 12½-8½ for world chess championship
  • Musical review "From A to Z" closes at Plymouth Theater, NYC, after 21 performances
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater. NYC, after 602 performances and 1 Tony Award

Event of Interest

USSR announces Francis Gary Powers confesses to being a CIA spy

  • Webster and Fain's musical "Christine", based on Hilda Wernher's novel "My Indian Family", closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 12 performances
1960 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Bernstein, American music video and television director, born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • Almudena Grandes, Spanish novelist (Las edades de Lulú), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Arnon Ohad, co-pilot (El Al) plane that crashed on Bijlmer Amsterdam
Born in 1960

About May 7, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years and 26 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