On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1960

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

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 interestEvent of Interest

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

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • WSLA (now WAKA) TV channel 8 in Selma, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Arye Gross, American actor
  • Vicki Lewis, actress (Beth-Newsradio), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
1960 Highlights

About March 17, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces