On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1960

Historical Events

  • 1st performance of Ferde Grofé's "San Francisco Suite", with Grofé conducting, in San Francisco
  • USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Brittingham, American rock bassist (Cinderella - "Heartbreak Station"; "Nobody's Fool"), born in Salisbury, Maryland
  • Franco Baresi, Italian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Hugo Alfvén, Swedish violinist, conductor, and composer (Midsommarvaka - Midsummer Vigil), dies at 88
  • J. H. C. Whitehead, British mathematician (one of the founders of homotopy theory), dies at 55
1960 Highlights

About May 8, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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