On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1959

Historical Events


Sports record brokenGolf Record

Sam Snead sets PGA record for 36 holes at 122

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead

PortugalSanctuary 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
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The Sanctuary of Christ the King in Almada, Portugal
The Sanctuary of Christ the King in Almada, Portugal

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Nantz, American sportscaster, born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Paul Di'anno, rocker (Iron Maiden Chingford, London V Early Vocalist
1959 Highlights

About May 17, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus