17th of May, 1961

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 17th of May, 1961, fell on a Wednesday.
  • Born on this exact date: Enya: Irish singer.
  • Decade: 1960s.
  • 57 years, 4 months and 9 days have passed since the 17th of May, 1961.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1961.
  • Day 137 of 1961.
  • Leap Year: 1961 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date 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.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 17th of May, 1961, will be 57 years of age.
  • American Format: 05-17-1961 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1961-05-17. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19610517" are easier to sort.

Holidays

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

  • Constitution Day (Norway)

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

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).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

  • 17th of April, 1961: The Bay of Pigs Invasion occurs when a CIA-sponsored paramilitary group attempts to invade Cuba.

On This Date

Historical 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, 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

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

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Videos

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Visualize

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 20,948 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,809,907,200 seconds have passed since the 17th of May, 1961.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,111,558,400 times.
  • Since the 17th of May, 1961, earth has travelled approximately 933,912,115,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 301,651,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 155,652,019 steps. That's about 69,179 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,718,886 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Wednesday" in other languages is:

  • German: Mittwoch.
  • French: Mercredi.
  • Italian: Mercoledi.
  • Spanish: Miercoles.
  • Portuguese: Quarta-feira.

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