On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • American Samoa sets up a constitutional government
  • Cleveland Indians trade Rocky Colavito to Tigers for Harvey Kuenn

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Whitaker, British Olympic equestrian rider, born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Famous Deaths

  • Eddie Cochran, American rock vocalist and guitarist (C'Mon Everybody), dies at 21 in a car crash