What happened this day in history May 1, 1960

What are the important events that happened on May 1, 1960? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 1, 1960: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 1, 1960 is the 122nd day of the year 1960 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 244 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 18, 1960 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaicosadigon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $20,514.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rat is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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May 1, 1960 Historical Events

  • 1960
    Cold War: U-2 incident – Francis Gary Powers, in a Lockheed U-2 spyplane, is shot down over the Soviet Union, sparking a diplomatic crisis.
  • 1960
    Formation of the western Indian states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.

Who were born on May 1, 1960?

  • 1960
    Steve Cauthen, American jockey

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