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.
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Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 21st, 1960.
The movie "Ben-Hur" was at the top of the box office on May 21st, 1960.
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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.
In 1960, the best NBA players were Wilt Chamberlain, Bob Pettit, Elgin Baylor, Bob Cousy and Gene Shue.
"The Apartment" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1960.
"Theme of Exodus" went on to win a Grammy for 1960's Song of the Year.
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.
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" 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.
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 was a popular style around this time. The design looked futuristic, almost like the twin rudders on the back of an airplane.
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.
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.
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Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on May 21st, 1960.
Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 21st, 1960.
Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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