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May 10th, 1960.

May 10th, 1960, was a Tuesday. It was day 131 of 1960. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.

62 years, 1 months and 21 days have passed since May 10th, 1960.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Birthdays

Born on May 10th, 1960.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Music charts.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 10th, 1960.

  • United States: Stuck On You - Elvis Presley
  • United Kingdom: Cathy's Clown - The Everly Brothers

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 10th, 1960.

These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Stuck On You - Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires
  • Greenfields - The Brothers Four
  • Cathy's Clown - The Everly Brothers
  • Night - Jackie Wilson
  • Sixteen Reasons - Connie Stevens
Play the top hits from 1960.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1960. Take a trip back to the days of Elvis Presley, Johnny Preston, The Everly Brothers, Chubby Checker and The Shadows.
Ben-Hur

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Ben-Hur" was at the top of the Box Office on May 10th, 1960.

Take me back to May 10th, 1960!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 10th, 1960, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1960 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song Stuck On You by Elvis Presley is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers is the number one hit song. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Ben-Hur is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Harold Macmillan is the current Prime Minister. Tailfins on cars are extremely popular at the moment. The design looks futuristic, almost like a rocket or the twin rudders on the back of an airplane. Because it's 1960, radio stations are playing hit songs from artists such as Percy Faith, Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, Connie Francis and Johnny Preston.

In fashion, many of the trends from the late 1950s are still popular. Women are wearing tailored skirts, short boxy jackets and shift dresses. Trousers are also becoming popular amongst women. Meanwhile, men are wearing polo shirts, argyle socks, sweater vests, loafers and harrington jackets. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Clark Gable and Ernest Hemingway would be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Have Gun - Will Travel", "77 Sunset Strip" and "Rawhide".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Father Knows Best", "Captain Kangaroo", "Noggin the Nog" and "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Play-Doh, Wooly Willy, the Frisbee and Troll doll.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on May 10th, 1960.

  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones.

    During the first half of the 1960s, rotary phones were still the most common type of landline phone. Although push-button telephones did begin to appear at the end of 1963, they were relatively uncommon.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1960?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1960?

    In 1960, the best NBA players were Wilt Chamberlain, Bob Pettit, Elgin Baylor, Bob Cousy and Gene Shue.

  • The Apartment.

    The Apartment.

    "The Apartment" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1960.

  • "Theme of Exodus"

    "Theme of Exodus"

    "Theme of Exodus" went on to win a Grammy for 1960's Song of the Year.

  • 1960 in movies.

    1960 in movies.

    Movies released in 1960 included Spartacus, Psycho, Exodus, Swiss Family Robinson, The Alamo, The Apartment, BUtterfield 8, Ocean's 11, Peeping Tom, Inherit the Wind, Please Don't Eat the Daisies and From the Terrace.

  • 1960 in music.

    1960 in music.

    The Billboard Charts in 1960 were dominated by the likes of Percy Faith, Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, Johnny Preston, The Drifters, Brenda Lee and Jim Reeves.

  • U.S. Scientists.

    U.S. Scientists.

    "U.S. Scientists" were named as the Time Person of the Year in 1960. During 1960, scientists in the United States made a remarkable amount of progress in areas such as space travel and DNA.

  • Trouble is brewing in Vietnam.

    Trouble is brewing in Vietnam.

    By this time, communist forces in North Vietnam had committed themselves to invading South Vietnam. The Ho Chi Minh trail was established and expanded and guerrilla warfare attacks were being carried out against the US-backed Diệm government in the south. It was during this time that the United States started to slowly escalate its involvement in the conflict.

  • Tailfins on cars.

    Tailfins on cars.

    Tailfins on cars was a popular style around this time. The design looked futuristic, almost like the twin rudders on the back of an airplane.

  • Greasers.

    Greasers.

    During the 1950s and early 1960s, a popular youth subculture called "greasers" emerged. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants and denim or leather jackets.

  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox.

    During this period, the jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Around this time, teenagers and young adults would hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 62 years, 1 months and 21 days have passed since May 10th, 1960.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1960.
  • Leap Year: 1960 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: A person born on May 10th, 1960 will be 62 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1960 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to May 10th, 1960.

  • April 17th, 1960: Rock and roll musician Eddie Cochran dies in a car accident.
  • May 2nd, 1960: Soccer: Burnley win the First Division title after defeating Manchester City 2-1 in the last game of the season.
  • May 6th, 1960: The Civil Rights Act of 1960 is signed into law.
  • May 6th, 1960: The first televised royal wedding takes place as Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones.
  • May 7th, 1960: FA Cup Final 1960: Wolverhampton Wanderers defeat Blackburn Rovers 3-0.
  • May 9th, 1960: The birth control pill is approved in the United States.
  • This date: May 10th, 1960
  • May 18th, 1960: Football: Spanish club Real Madrid win the European Cup after they thrash Eintracht Frankfurt 7-3 at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • May 23rd, 1960: Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann is captured by Mossad agents in Buenos Aires.
  • June 5th, 1960: The Lake Bodom murders occur in Finland.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 10th, 1960, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1960 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 10th, 1960 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on May 10th, 1960.

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Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in May, 1960.

TV shows from May, 1960.

The Untouchables
The Untouchables
American crime drama.

The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
TV series about disturbing or unusual events.

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
American sitcom about a teenager who strives for beautiful women, fancy cars and money.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Rawhide
Rawhide
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.

77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip
Private detective drama series.

Casey Jones
Casey Jones
American Western series starring Alan Hale.

Maverick
Maverick
American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Legal drama series.

Wagon Train
Wagon Train
American western series.

Have Gun - Will Travel
Have Gun - Will Travel
American western series.

Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Talk show hosted by Jack Paar.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Cars in 1960.

1960 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chevrolet Corvair, the Dodge Polara, the Nissan Cedric, the Plymouth Valiant, the Pontiac Tempest and the Opel Rekord P2.

Cars in 1960.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on May 10th, 1960.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1960.

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends

Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy
Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy

Snooper and Blabber
Snooper and Blabber

Noggin the Nog
Noggin the Nog

Clutch Cargo
Clutch Cargo

Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks
Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks

Felix the Cat
Felix the Cat

Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown
Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown

The Rifleman
The Rifleman

The Huckleberry Hound Show
The Huckleberry Hound Show

The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole

The Ruff and Reddy Show
The Ruff and Reddy Show

Leave It to Beaver
Leave It to Beaver

Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash

Colonel Bleep
Colonel Bleep

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show

Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best

Lassie
Lassie

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1960.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1960.

Troll doll
Troll doll

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

Barbie
Barbie

Playpal dolls
Playpal dolls

Crater Critters
Crater Critters

Fisher Price Little People
Fisher Price Little People

The Hula Hoop
The Hula Hoop

Metal House robots
Metal House robots

The Frisbee
The Frisbee

Wooly Willy
Wooly Willy

Play-Doh
Play-Doh

BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1960.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out May 10th, 1966 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 10th.

Fred Astaire

Dancer. Deceased
Born on May 10th, 1899
He turned 61 on this day in 1960.

David Huffman

Actor. Deceased
Born on May 10th, 1945
He turned 15 on this day in 1960.

Sid Vicious

Musician. Deceased
Born on May 10th, 1957
He turned 3 on this day in 1960.

Dennis Bergkamp

Dutch soccer player.
Born on May 10th, 1969
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on May 10th, 1960.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 10th, 1960.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 10th, 1960 was most likely conceived around August 18th, 1959.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 10th, 1960 is close to January 31st, 1961.

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Stats for May 10th, 1960

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 10th, 1960.

  • A total of 22,697 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,242 weeks have passed.
  • 1,961,020,800 seconds have passed since the May 10th, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,287,857,600 times.
  • Since May 10th, 1960, the Earth has travelled approximately 1,011,886,732,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 326,836,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 168,647,789 steps. That's about 74,955 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,532,250 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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