On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1960

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 ("Summertime Blues"; "C'Mon Everybody"), dies in a English taxi-car crash at 21
1960 Highlights

About April 17, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries