What Happened on February 17, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st weather satellite launched, Vanguard 2, 9.8 kg

Famous Birthdays

  • Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines, American 100m swimmer (Olympic gold 1984)
  • Aryeh Deri, Israeli rabbi and politician
  • Daniel Ray "Danny" Ainge, basketball & football star
  • Rowdy Gaines, US swimmer (Olympics 3 gold-1984)

Famous Deaths

  • Kathryn Adams, actress (Meet the Chump, 5th Avenue Girl), dies
  • Tim Mara, co-founder of NFL's NY Giants, dies