On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1960

Historical Events

  • USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Brittingham, American rock bassist (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station), born in Salisbury, Maryland
  • Franco Baresi, Italian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), 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? 60 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus