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May 10, 1960

May 10, 1960, was a Tuesday. It was 64 years, 1 month, and 6 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Birthdays

Born on May 10, 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 10, 1960:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 10, 1960

These were the top five songs on 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 songs 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 10, 1960.

Facts

This date was 23,413 days ago. Approximately 780 months have passed. It was the 131st day of 1960, in week 19. The decade was the swinging sixties. People born on this day are currently 64 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 1960 had 366 days because it was a leap year. We have gone through approximately 260 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to May 10, 1960

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Tuesday, May 10, 1960. 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. The school year is nearly finished.

In America, the song "Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley is at the top of the singles charts, while "Cathy's Clown" by The Everly Brothers is the number-one song in the UK. Dwight David Eisenhower is the President of the United States, and the movie Ben-Hur is at the top of the box office. Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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 "Wagon Train", "Casey Jones", "Bonanza", and "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Pugwash", "The Huckleberry Hound Show", "Snooper and Blabber", and "Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy".

Popular toys at the moment include BAS-KET Miniature Basketball, the Frisbee, Metal House robots, and Troll doll.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 10, 1960.

  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones

    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 Time Person of the Year in 1960. In 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 were a popular style around this time. The design looked futuristic, almost like the twin rudders on the back of an airplane.
  • Greasers.

    Greasers

    A youth subculture called "greasers" emerged during the 1950s and early 1960s. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants, and denim or leather jackets.
  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox

    The jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Teenagers and young adults would often hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 10, 1960.

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

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 10, 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 10, 1960 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1960

The following TV shows were popular in May 1960:

TV shows from May 1960.

The Untouchables
The Untouchables
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Bonanza
Bonanza
Rawhide
Rawhide
77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip
Casey Jones
Casey Jones
Maverick
Maverick
Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Wagon Train
Wagon Train
Have Gun - Will Travel
Have Gun - Will Travel
Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Tonight Starring Jack Paar

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 10, 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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1960

Toys and games that were popular 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

Were you born on May 10, 1960?

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 of their early childhood.

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

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire

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

David Huffman

David Huffman

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

Sid Vicious

Sid Vicious

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

Dennis Bergkamp

Dennis Bergkamp

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

Kenan Thompson

Kenan Thompson

Actor
Born on May 10, 1978
He was born exactly 18 years after this date.

USA

US President

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

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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

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Stats for May 10, 1960

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 10, 1960:

  • 23,413 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,344 weeks have passed.
  • 2,022,883,200 seconds have passed since May 10, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,360,030,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,043,807,731,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 337,147,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 173,967,955 steps. That's roughly 77,319 miles.
  • 24,274,598 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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