May 7, 1960 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • LA Dodger Norm Sherry's 11th HR wins the game for brother Larry

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as President of USSR

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Michael Tal beats Botvinnik 12½-8½ for world chess championship
  • USSR announces Francis Gary Powers confesses to being a CIA spy

Birthdays in History

  • Almudena Grandes, Spanish novelist (Las edades de Lulú), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Arnon Ohad, co-pilot (El Al) plane that crashed on Bijlmer Amsterdam