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 soccer defender (81 caps; AC Milan 532 games), born in Travagliato, Italy
Born in 1960

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

About May 8, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years and 21 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