What Happened on March 17, 1960

Historical Events


One of the first French New Wave films, "Breathless", directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg is released in France

Event of Interest

US President Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA

  • WSLA (now WAKA) TV channel 8 in Selma, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1960 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Arye Gross, American actor (Ellen), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Vicki Lewis, actress (Beth-Newsradio), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
Born in 1960

About March 17, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Theme From "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith And His Orchestra
  • UK #1 Song: Running Bear - Johnny Preston