On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1960

Historical Events

  • Nigeria becomes a member of British Commonwealth
  • US becomes the first country to legalize the birth control pill

Famous Birthdays

  • Iain Butchart, cricket all-rounder (Zimbabwe, Test v Pak 1995)
  • Jim Reilly, Northern Irish drummer (Red Rockers), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Tony Gwynn, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (8-time NL batting champion), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
1960 Highlights

About May 9, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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