On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1960

Historical Events

  • "Christine" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • "Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater NYC after 602 performances
  • "From A to Z" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • 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 interestEvent of Interest

Leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as President of USSR

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Michael Tal beats Mikhail Botvinnik 12½-8½ for world chess championship
  • USSR announces Francis Gary Powers confesses to being a CIA spy

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
1960 Highlights

About May 7, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus