May 21st, 1960

May 21st, 1960, fell on a Saturday. Day 142 of 1960. Decade: 1960s.

60 years, 0 months and 16 days have passed since May 21st, 1960.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Jeffrey Dahmer: Serial killer.


Music Singles

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 - Everly Brothers

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 21st, 1960.

  • 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.

  • 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 The Drifters.

  • 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.

  • "Theme of Exodus"

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

  • The Apartment

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 60 years, 0 months and 16 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 60 years of age.
  • People born in 1960 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 21st, 1960:

  • May 6th, 1960: The Civil Rights Act of 1960 is signed into law.
  • May 7th, 1960: FA Cup Final 1960: Wolverhampton Wanderers defeat Blackburn Rovers 3-0.
  • 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 21st, 1960, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1960 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 21st, 1960 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

1960 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Father Knows Best" - "Lassie" - "Looney Tunes"


1960 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1960:

  • Troll doll
  • Crater Critters

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 21st of May:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 21st, 1960 was probably conceived around the 12th of August, 1959. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 21st, 1960 is the 28th of February, 1961. (Rough Estimate).

21st of May

Events that have occurred on the 21st of May:

  • May 21st, 1991: Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated.
  • May 21st, 1977: FA Cup Final 1977: Manchester United defeat Liverpool 2-1.
  • May 21st, 1980: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) is released.
  • May 21st, 1982: The movie Annie (1982) is released in cinemas.
  • May 21st, 1984: The "Atari 7800" video game console is announced.
  • May 21st, 1990: The last episode of the sitcom Newhart is aired.
  • May 21st, 1993: Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) is released.
  • May 21st, 1999: Gay Byrne hosts his final Late Late Show.
  • May 21st, 1999: Notting Hill (1999), starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, is released in movie theaters.
  • May 21st, 1999: The single "Sweet Like Chocolate" is released by Shanks & Bigfoot.
  • May 21st, 2003: Ruben Studdard wins Season 2 of American Idol.
  • May 21st, 2008: The 2008 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Manchester United and Chelsea. Manchester United win on penalties.
  • May 21st, 2008: David Cook wins the 7th season of American Idol.
  • May 21st, 2009: The Black Eyed Peas release their song "I Gotta Feeling".
  • May 21st, 2010: Shrek Forever After (2010) is released in movie theaters.
  • May 21st, 2014: Caleb Johnson wins the 13th season of American Idol.
  • May 21st, 2016: Manchester United win the FA Cup after beating Crystal Palace 2-1 in Extra Time.
  • May 21st, 2017: Football: John Terry plays his final game for Chelsea.

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 21,931 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,894,838,400 seconds have passed since the May 21st, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,210,644,800 times.
  • Since May 21st, 1960, earth has travelled approximately 977,736,614,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 315,806,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 162,956,102 steps. That's about 72,425 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,738,061 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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