What Happened on May 17, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Fidel Castro offers to exchange Bay of Pigs prisoners for 500 bulldozers

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Enya [Eithne Ní Bhraonáin], Irish singer and songwriter (A Day Without Rain), born in Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland

Singer-Songwriter Enya
Singer-Songwriter
Enya

Famous Deaths

  • Frans van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp, dies at 81
  • Henri Gagnon, composer, dies at 74