On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • (Shaun) "Sean" Bean, English actor (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy; Game of Thrones), born in Handsworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • Peter Doig, Scottish painter (White Canoe), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Stephen Singleton, English rocker (ABC), born in Sheffield, England
  • Teri Austin, Canadian actress (Terminal Choice; Knots Landing), born in Toronto, Ontario
1959 Highlights

About April 17, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Come Softly To Me - The Fleetwoods
  • UK #1 Song: Side Saddle - Russ Conway