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Sunday May 1, 1960

May 1, 1960: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

A person born on this day will be 57 years old today. If that same person saved a Nickel every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $994.80 today. That is, assuming this person is still alive and kicking.

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Here’s the May 1960 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1960 calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

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Rat is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for a person born on this day if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac).

May 1, 1960 Historical Event(s)

  • 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 was born on May 1, 1960?

  • 1960
    Steve Cauthen, American jockey

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