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 HOF outfielder (15 x MLB All Star; 8 x NL batting champion; 5 × Gold Glove Award; SD Padres), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
Born in 1960

About May 9, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 10 months and 18 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