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)
  • Sean Penn, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Stephan Eicher, Swiss singer