What Happened on August 17, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Francis Gary Powers U-2 spy trial opens in Moscow
  • Gabon gains independence from France (National Day)
  • Indonesia drops diplomatic relations with Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Penhall, Balboa CA, actor (Savage Beach)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sean Penn, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Santa Monica, California

Actor and Political Activist Sean Penn
Actor and Political Activist
Sean Penn
  • Stephan Eicher, Swiss singer