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May 21st, 1960.

May 21st, 1960, was a Saturday. It was day 142 of 1960. The decade was the 1960s.

61 years, 2 months and 3 days have passed since May 21st, 1960.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Born on May 21st, 1960.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 21st, 1960.

  • United States: Stuck On You - Elvis Presley
  • United Kingdom: Cathy's Clown - The Everly Brothers
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 21st, 1960.

Take me back to May 21st, 1960!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 21st, 1960 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "You Bet Your Life", "The Jack Benny Program", "The Danny Thomas Show" and "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "Leave It to Beaver", "The Huckleberry Hound Show" and "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Crater Critters and Troll doll.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 21st, 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 exist at this time, 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 61 years, 2 months and 3 days have passed since May 21st, 1960.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 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: Anyone born on May 21st, 1960, will be 61 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1960 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 21st, 1960.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: May 21st, 1960
  • 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.
  • June 19th, 1960: The first ever NASCAR race is held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway complex in North Carolina.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 21st, 1960, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1960 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 21st, 1960 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • The Untouchables - American crime drama.
  • The Twilight Zone - TV series about disturbing or unusual events.
  • The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis - American sitcom about a teenager who strives for beautiful women, fancy cars and money.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Rawhide - American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.
  • 77 Sunset Strip - Private detective drama series.
  • Casey Jones - American Western series starring Alan Hale.
  • Maverick - American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Wagon Train - American western series.
  • Have Gun - Will Travel - American western series.
  • Tonight Starring Jack Paar - Talk show hosted by Jack Paar.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • The Danny Thomas Show - American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
  • The Jack Benny Program - 25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
  • You Bet Your Life - Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on May 21st, 1960.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1960.

  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
  • Dennis the Menace
  • The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
  • The Rifleman
  • The Huckleberry Hound Show
  • Leave It to Beaver
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Father Knows Best
  • Lassie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1960.

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

  • Troll doll
  • Crater Critters

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 check out May 21st, 1966 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 21st.

Mr. T

Actor.
Born on May 21st, 1952
He turned 8 on this day in 1960.

Chris Benoit

Wrestler. Deceased
Born on May 21st, 1967
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.

The Notorious B.I.G

Rapper. Deceased
Born on May 21st, 1972
He was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Noel Fielding

English comedian.
Born on May 21st, 1973
He was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Tom Daley

English diver.
Born on May 21st, 1994
He was born exactly 34 years after this date.

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on May 21st, 1960.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 21st, 1960.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 21st, 1960.

  • A total of 22,344 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,192 weeks have passed.
  • 1,930,521,600 seconds have passed since the May 21st, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,252,275,200 times.
  • Since May 21st, 1960, the earth has travelled approximately 996,149,145,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 321,753,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 166,024,858 steps. That's about 73,789 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,166,259 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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