17th of August, 1960

The 17th of August, 1960, fell on a Wednesday. Day 230 of 1960. Decade: 1960s.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Sean Penn: Actor.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of August, 1960:

  • United States: It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley
  • United Kingdom: Please Don't Tease - Cliff Richard & Shadows

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 17th of August, 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.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of August:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 59 years, 3 months and 0 days have passed since the 17th of August, 1960.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 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 17th of August, 1960, will be 59 years of age.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 17th of August, 1960:

  • 28th of July, 1960: Richard Nixon is nominated as the Republican candidate for the United States presidential election.
  • 19th of August, 1960: The Soviet Union sentences American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers to 10 years in prison for espionage.
  • 29th of August, 1960: Hurricane Donna kills 50 people in Florida and New England.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 17th of August, 1960, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1960 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 17th of August, 1960 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on the 17th of August, 1960.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 17th of August, 1960 was probably conceived around the 8th of November, 1959. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of August, 1960 is the 27th of May, 1961. (Rough Estimate).

17th of August

Events that have occurred on the 17th of August:


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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of August, 1960.

  • 21,639 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,869,613,200 seconds have passed since the 17th of August, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,181,215,400 times.
  • Since the 17th of August, 1960, earth has travelled approximately 964,720,411,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 311,602,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 160,786,735 steps. That's about 71,461 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,435,358 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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