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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 1960.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 1960: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1960?


Events

  • 01 May 1960 Russia shoots down American pilot Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane over Sverdlovsk.
  • 02 May 1960 Harry Belafonte 2nd Carnegie Hall performance
  • 03 May 1960 The Off-Broadway musical comedy, The Fantasticks, opens in New York City's Greenwich Village, eventually becoming the longest-running musical of all time.
  • 04 May 1960 1st great Delta dam closes, North-South Beveland
  • 06 May 1960 English Prince Margaret marries Antony Armstrong-Jones (Lord Snowdon)
  • 07 May 1960 Christine closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 08 May 1960 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Peach Blossom Golf Open.
  • 09 May 1960 US send U-2 over USSR
  • 10 May 1960 John F Kennedy wins primary in West Virginia
  • 11 May 1960 French liner France launched
  • 12 May 1960 Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra special
  • 13 May 1960 WOLE TV channel 12 in Aguadillo, PR
  • 14 May 1960 At the Drop of a Hat closes at John Golden NYC after 216 performances
  • 15 May 1960 KHVO TV channel 13 in Hilo, HI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 16 May 1960 Big four summit in Paris, France collapses as USSR levels spy charges against USA.
  • 17 May 1960 First atomic reactor system to be patented, JW Flora, Canoga Park, California, USA.
  • 18 May 1960 Eillen Fulton begins playing Lisa on As the World Turn (for over 30 yrs)
  • 19 May 1960 DJ Alan Freed is accused of bribery in radio payola scandal
  • 20 May 1960 Baseball game in Milwaukee postponed due to dense fog
  • 21 May 1960 86th Preakness: Bobby Ussery aboard Bally Ache wins in 1:57.6.
  • 22 May 1960 Virtually all coastal towns between 37th and 44th parallels severly damaged by tsunami that strikes Hilo, Hawaii at 01:04 AM
  • 23 May 1960 Got A Girl by The Four Preps hits #24
  • 24 May 1960 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed
  • 27 May 1960 1st use of oversized catching mitt (Baltimore Oriole Clint Courtney)
  • 28 May 1960 Greenwillow closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 95 performances
  • 30 May 1960 Cemal Gürsel forms the new government of Turkey (its 24th government, composed mostly of so-called quottechnocratsquot)

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Gladiator

Gladiator

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Country: United States of America

The Shining

The Shining

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States of America

Braveheart

Braveheart

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Country: United States of America

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Country: United States of America

Batman Begins

Batman Begins

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1960?
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Dear And Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell

Dear And Glorious Physician

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The world-famous novel about the triumphant story of St. Luke. Man of science, and Gospel writer. Today St. Luke is known as the author of the third Gospel of the New Testament, but two thousand years ago he was Lucanus, …

Ourselves To Know by John O'Hara

Ourselves To Know

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"HAVE YOU HAD AN AFFAIR WITH ANOTHER MAN?" ROBERT MILLHOUSER ASKED HIS WIFE. "YES I HAVE," SHE TOLD HIM BRUTALLY...

The Enemy Within by Robert F. Kennedy

The Enemy Within

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This is the authoritative, compelling account of one of the most famous, consummate, and effective Senate investigations in modern Congressional history.

My Wicked, Wicked Ways by Errol Flynn

My Wicked, Wicked Ways

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Known to millions as the preeminent swashbuckler of the silver screen, Errol Flynn was a complex man who lived a life far more adventurous than any of his films.

Advise And Consent by Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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Advise And Consent