On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday

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, rocker (Red Rockers)
  • Tony Gwynn, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (8-time NL batting champion), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)