What Happened on August 17, 1959

Historical Events

  • 7.1 quake strikes Yellowstone National Park
  • USSR & Iraq signs contract for building Iraqi nuclear reactor

Famous Birthdays

  • David Koresh, American cult leader (Branch Davidians sect), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1993)
  • Jonathan Franzen, American author (The Corrections), born in Western Springs, Illinois
Born in 1959

About August 17, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Three Bells - The Browns
  • UK #1 Song: Living Doll - Cliff Richard & The Shadows