What Happened on April 17, 1960

Historical Events

  • American Samoa sets up a constitutional government

Sports History

Cleveland Indians trade Rocky Colavito to Tigers for Harvey Kuenn

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Whitaker, British Olympic equestrian rider, born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Born in 1960

Famous Deaths

  • Eddie Cochran, American rock vocalist and guitarist ("Summertime Blues"; "C'Mon Everybody"), dies in a English taxi-car crash at 21

About April 17, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Stuck On You - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
  • UK #1 Song: My Old Man's A Dustman - Lonnie Donegan