17th of May, 1961

The 17th of May, 1961, fell on a Wednesday. Day 137 of 1961. Decade: 1960s.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Enya: Irish singer.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of May, 1961:

  • United States: Runaway - Del Shannon
  • United Kingdom: On The Rebound - Floyd Cramer

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 May, 1961.

  • John F. Kennedy.

    U.S. President John F. Kennedy was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1961.

  • 1961 in movies.

    Movies released in 1961 included West Side Story, The Guns of Navarone, El Cid, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Parent Trap, La Dolce Vita, Lover Come Back, King of Kings, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Splendor in the Grass, Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Hustler.

  • 1961 in music.

    The Billboard Charts in 1961 were dominated by the likes of Elvis Presley, Bobby Lewis, Jimmy Dean, Ricky Nelson, The Marcels, Del Shannon, Bobby Vee, Ray Charles and Bert Kaempfert.


Celebrity Birthdays

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 58 years, 6 months and 5 days have passed since the 17th of May, 1961.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1961.
  • Leap Year: 1961 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 17th of May, 1961, will be 58 years of age.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 17th of May, 1961:

  • 17th of April, 1961: The Bay of Pigs Invasion occurs when a CIA-sponsored paramilitary group attempts to invade Cuba.
  • 16th of June, 1961: Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev requests asylum in France.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 17th of May, 1961, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1961 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 17th of May, 1961 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of May:

  • Constitution Day (Norway)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on the 17th of May, 1961.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 17th of May, 1961 was probably conceived around the 7th of August, 1960. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of May, 1961 is the 24th of February, 1962. (Rough Estimate).

17th of May

Events that have occurred on the 17th of May:

  • 17th of May, 1974: 33 people are killed when the UVF detonate four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan in Ireland.
  • 17th of May, 1984: Michael Silka kills nine people during a spree shooting in Manley Hot Springs, Alaska.
  • 17th of May, 1990: The World Health Organization removes homosexuality from its list of diseases.
  • 17th of May, 1995: A U.S. Army veteran called Shawn Nelson goes on a tank rampage in San Diego, California
  • 17th of May, 1997: Football: Manchester United star Eric Cantona announces his retirement.
  • 17th of May, 2000: The last episode of "Beverly Hills, 90210" is aired.
  • 17th of May, 2006: The 2006 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Barcelona and Arsenal. Barcelona win 2-1.
  • 17th of May, 2009: The alpha version of Minecraft is released on the PC.
  • 17th of May, 2011: The video game "L.A. Noire" is released.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of May, 1961.

  • 21,371 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,846,458,000 seconds have passed since the 17th of May, 1961.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,154,201,000 times.
  • Since the 17th of May, 1961, earth has travelled approximately 952,772,328,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 307,743,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 158,795,388 steps. That's about 70,576 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,157,496 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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