17th of May, 1960

The 17th of May, 1960, fell on a Tuesday. Day 138 of 1960. Decade: 1960s.

59 years, 10 months and 18 days have passed since the 17th of May, 1960.



Music Singles

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

  • United States: Stuck On You - Elvis Presley
  • United Kingdom: Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers

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, 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.

  • "Theme of Exodus"

    "Theme of Exodus" would go on to win a Grammy for 1960's Song of the Year.

  • The Apartment

    "The Apartment" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1960.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 59 years, 10 months and 18 days have passed since the 17th of May, 1960.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 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 May, 1960, will be 59 years of age.
  • People born in 1960 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.


Around This Time...

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

  • 6th of May, 1960: The Civil Rights Act of 1960 is signed into law.
  • 7th of May, 1960: FA Cup Final 1960: Wolverhampton Wanderers defeat Blackburn Rovers 3-0.
  • 18th of May, 1960: Football: Spanish club Real Madrid win the European Cup after they thrash Eintracht Frankfurt 7-3 at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 23rd of May, 1960: Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann is captured by Mossad agents in Buenos Aires.
  • 5th of June, 1960: The Lake Bodom murders occur in Finland.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 17th of May, 1960, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1960 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 17th of May, 1960 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

1960 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1960.

"The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends" - "Dennis the Menace" - "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" - "The Rifleman" - "The Huckleberry Hound Show" - "Leave It to Beaver" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Father Knows Best" - "Lassie" - "Looney Tunes"


1960 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1960:

  • Troll doll
  • Crater Critters

Celebrity Birthdays

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


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?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 17th of May, 1960 was probably conceived around the 8th of August, 1959. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of May, 1960 is the 24th of February, 1961. (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, 1974: Football: Bayern Munich win the European Cup after defeating Atletico Madrid 4-0.
  • 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, 1990: Manchester United win the FA Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
  • 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, 1997: FA Cup Final 1997: Chelsea secure their first major trophy in 26 years after they defeat Middlesbrough 2-0.
  • 17th of May, 2000: The last episode of "Beverly Hills, 90210" is aired.
  • 17th of May, 2002: 2002 Irish general election: Fianna Fail are returned to power after winning 77 seats.
  • 17th of May, 2002: Irish politics: Michael Noonan steps down as leader of Fine Gael.
  • 17th of May, 2003: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after defeating Southampton 1-0.
  • 17th of May, 2006: The 2006 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Barcelona and Arsenal. Barcelona win 2-1.
  • 17th of May, 2008: Portsmouth win the FA Cup final after beating Cardiff City 1-0.
  • 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.
  • 17th of May, 2013: It is announced that Jose Mourinho will be leaving Real Madrid.
  • 17th of May, 2014: Arsenal win the FA Cup after defeating Hull City 3-2 in Extra Time.
  • 17th of May, 2015: Rapper Chinx is shot dead in Queens, New York.

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 21,872 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,889,740,800 seconds have passed since the 17th of May, 1960.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,204,697,600 times.
  • Since the 17th of May, 1960, earth has travelled approximately 975,106,252,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 314,956,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 162,517,709 steps. That's about 72,230 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,676,890 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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