On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1959

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Eamon de Valera elected President of Ireland

Revolutionary and President of Ireland √Čamon de Valera
Revolutionary and President of Ireland
√Čamon de Valera

Famous Deaths

  • Abdul Mouse, Indonesian nationalist foreman/author, dies at about 68
1959 Highlights

About June 17, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini