What Happened on May 17, 1959

Historical Events

Golf Record

Sam Snead sets PGA record for 36 holes at 122

Sanctuary of Christ the King

Sanctuary of Christ the King inaugurated, a 28 meter (92 ft) high monument and shrine overlooking Lisbon, Portugal by sculptor Francisco Franco de Sousa

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Nantz, American sportscaster, born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Paul Di'anno [Andrews], Brazilian-British rock singer (Iron Maiden, 1981-84), born in Chingford, London, England
1959 Highlights

About May 17, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison
  • UK #1 Song: A Fool Such As I/I Need Your Love Tonight - Elvis Presley