What Happened on May 17, 1960

Historical Events

  • 1st atomic reactor system patented by J W Flora of Canoga Park, California

Famous Birthdays

  • Fiona Hutchison, actress (One Life to Live, Guiding Light), born in Miami, Florida
  • Lou DiBella, American boxing promoter
Born in 1960

Famous Deaths

  • Ioannis Georgiadis, Greek fencer (Olympic gold sabre 1896), dies at 84
1960 Highlights

About May 17, 1960

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Cathy's Clown - The Everly Brothers
  • UK #1 Song: Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers