May 23rd, 1960

May 23rd, 1960, fell on a Monday. It was day 144 of 1960. The decade was the 1960s.

60 years, 2 months and 23 days have passed since May 23rd, 1960.


On This Date

Events that occurred on May 23rd, 1960:

  • Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann is captured by Mossad agents in Buenos Aires.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 23rd, 1960:

  • United States: Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers
  • United Kingdom: Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers

Take Me Back!

The date is May 23rd, 1960 and it's a Monday. The summer of 1960 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. The song Cathy's Clown by Everly Brothers is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom.

Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Have Gun - Will Travel", "Wagon Train" and "Bonanza".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Lassie", "Leave It to Beaver" and "The Huckleberry Hound Show". Popular toys include the likes of "Crater Critters" and "Troll doll".


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 23rd, 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:

  • 60 years, 2 months and 23 days have passed since May 23rd, 1960.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 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 23rd, 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 23rd, 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.
  • June 5th, 1960: The Lake Bodom murders occur in Finland.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 23rd, 1960, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 23rd, 1960 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Wagon Train - American western series.
  • Have Gun - Will Travel - American western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • The Danny Thomas Show - American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

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 23rd 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 23rd, 1960.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 23rd, 1960 was probably conceived around the 14th of August, 1959. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 23rd, 1960 is the 2nd of March, 1961. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 23rd, 1960.

  • 21,999 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,900,713,600 seconds have passed since the May 23rd, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,217,499,200 times.
  • Since May 23rd, 1960, earth has travelled approximately 980,768,217,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 316,785,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 163,461,370 steps. That's about 72,649 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,808,563 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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