April 17th, 1959.

April 17th, 1959, was a Friday. It was day 107 of 1959. The decade was the 1950s.

62 years and 21 days have passed since April 17th, 1959.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Born on April 17th, 1959.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Sean Bean: English actor.

Top song: April 17th, 1959

The best-selling single on April 17th, 1959 was "Come Softly to Me" by The Fleetwoods.

Take me back to April 17th, 1959!

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The date is April 17th, 1959 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 1959 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In music, the song "Come Softly to Me" by The Fleetwoods is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States and Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

In fashion, women are sporting chemise dresses, sheaths, sack dresses and straight-cut suits. Short boxy jackets and shift dresses are also beginning to become popular. Meanwhile, a lot of men are sporting a "Teddy Boy" style that involves leather jackets, greased-back hair, extremely narrow trousers and velvet-collared jackets. Men are also wearing formal suits as daywear. Tailfins on cars are extremely popular at the moment. The design looks futuristic, almost like a rocket or the twin rudders on the back of an airplane. It's 1959, so radio stations and jukeboxes are playing hit songs from artists such as Johnny Horton, Bobby Darin, Lloyd Price, Frankie Avalon, Paul Anka, The Browns, The Fleetwoods and Wilbert Harrison.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "The Danny Thomas Show", "Gunsmoke" and "Perry Mason". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Lassie", "Captain Kangaroo" and "The Gumby Show". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Crater Critters.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on April 17th, 1959.

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower.

    US President Dwight D. Eisenhower was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1959.

  • 1959 in music.

    The radio stations in 1959 were dominated by artists such as Johnny Horton, Bobby Darin, Lloyd Price, Frankie Avalon, Paul Anka, The Browns, The Fleetwoods and Wilbert Harrison.

  • Movies from 1959.

    The most popular movies in 1958 were Ben-Hur, The Shaggy Dog, Operation Petticoat, Some Like It Hot, Pillow Talk, Imitation of Life, "Suddenly, Last Summer", Rio Bravo and The Nun's Story.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 62 years and 21 days have passed since April 17th, 1959.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 of 1959.
  • Leap Year: 1959 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 17th, 1959, will be 62 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1959 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 17th, 1959.

  • March 18th, 1959: The western film "Rio Bravo" is released in movie theaters.
  • April 1st, 1959: The Vietnam War begins.
  • April 6th, 1959: Johnny Horton releases his single "The Battle of New Orleans".
  • April 9th, 1959: The Mercury Seven: NASA selects its first seven astronauts.
  • This date: April 17th, 1959
  • April 18th, 1959: Soccer: Wolverhampton Wanderers win the First Division title for the second year in a row after defeating Luton Town 5-0.
  • May 2nd, 1959: Soccer: Nottingham Forest beat Luton Town 2-1 to win the 1959 FA Cup Final.
  • May 12th, 1959: Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher are married a year after they started an extramarital affair.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 17th, 1959, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1959 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 17th, 1959 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Rawhide - American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.
  • 77 Sunset Strip - Private detective drama series.
  • Maverick - American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Wagon Train - American western series.
  • Have Gun - Will Travel - American western series.
  • Tonight Starring Jack Paar - Talk show hosted by Jack Paar.
  • Fury - American Western series about ranch operator Jim Newton and his adopted son Joey Clark.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • The Danny Thomas Show - American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
  • The Jack Benny Program - 25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
  • You Bet Your Life - Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.

Kid's TV shows on April 17th, 1959.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1959.

  • The Rifleman
  • The Huckleberry Hound Show
  • Leave It to Beaver
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Father Knows Best
  • Lassie
  • Crusader Rabbit
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1959.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1959.

  • Crater Critters

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 17th of April.

  • April 17th, 1974: Victoria Beckham (Spice Girls) was born exactly 15 years after this date.

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on April 17th, 1959.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 17th, 1959.

Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 17th, 1959 was most likely conceived around the 8th of July, 1958.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 17th, 1959 is close to the 25th of January, 1960.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 17th, 1959.

  • A total of 22,668 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,238 weeks have passed.
  • 1,958,511,600 seconds have passed since the April 17th, 1959.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,284,930,200 times.
  • Since April 17th, 1959, the earth has travelled approximately 1,010,591,985,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 326,418,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 168,431,998 steps. That's about 74,859 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,502,139 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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