24th of May, 1960

The 24th of May, 1960, fell on a Tuesday. Day 145 of 1960. Decade: 1960s.

60 years, 0 months and 6 days have passed since the 24th of May, 1960.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 24th of May, 1960:

  • United States: Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers
  • 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 the 24th of May, 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, 0 months and 6 days have passed since the 24th of May, 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 the 24th of May, 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 the 24th of May, 1960:

  • 6th of May, 1960: The Civil Rights Act of 1960 is signed into law.
  • 7th of May, 1960: FA Cup Final 1960: Wolverhampton Wanderers defeat Blackburn Rovers 3-0.
  • 18th of May, 1960: Football: Spanish club Real Madrid win the European Cup after they thrash Eintracht Frankfurt 7-3 at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 23rd of May, 1960: Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann is captured by Mossad agents in Buenos Aires.
  • 5th of June, 1960: The Lake Bodom murders occur in Finland.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 24th of May, 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: The 24th of May, 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 24th of May:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on the 24th of May, 1960.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 24th of May, 1960 was probably conceived around the 15th of August, 1959. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 24th of May, 1960 is the 3rd of March, 1961. (Rough Estimate).

24th of May

Events that have occurred on the 24th of May:

  • 24th of May, 1798: The Irish Rebellion begins.
  • 24th of May, 1989: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) is released in movie theaters.
  • 24th of May, 1989: Football: A.C Milan win the European Cup after defeating Steaua Bucuresti 4-0.
  • 24th of May, 1995: Braveheart (1995) is released in cinemas.
  • 24th of May, 1995: Football: Ajax win the UEFA Champions League after a late 85th minute goal from Patrick Kluivert helps them secure a 1-0 victory against A.C. Milan.
  • 24th of May, 2000: Football: Spanish side Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Valencia 3-0.
  • 24th of May, 2000: Mission: Impossible II (2000) is released in movie theaters.
  • 24th of May, 2006: Taylor Hicks wins the 5th season of American Idol.
  • 24th of May, 2007: 2007 Irish general election: Fianna Fail win 81 seats.
  • 24th of May, 2009: Football: Newcastle United are relegated from the Premier League.
  • 24th of May, 2010: The last episode of the television show "Law & Order" is aired. The series had been running for nearly 20 years.
  • 24th of May, 2010: The series finale of 24 is aired.
  • 24th of May, 2014: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are married in Florence, Italy.
  • 24th of May, 2015: Football: Steven Gerrard plays his final game for Liverpool.
  • 24th of May, 2016: Alisan Porter wins the tenth season of The Voice.
  • 24th of May, 2019: British Prime Minister Theresa May announces that she will resign as leader of the Conservative Party.

How old was I?

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 24th of May, 1960.

  • 21,921 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,893,974,400 seconds have passed since the 24th of May, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,209,636,800 times.
  • Since the 24th of May, 1960, earth has travelled approximately 977,290,790,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 315,662,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 162,881,798 steps. That's about 72,392 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,727,693 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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