August 17, 1959: Day of the Week
August 17, 1959 was the 229th day of the year 1959 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 136 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
A person born on this day will be 60 years old today. If that same person saved a Nickel every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $1,002.75 today.
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Here’s the August 1959 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1959 calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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Pig is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for a person born on this day if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac).
August 17, 1959 Historical Event(s)
- 1959Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, the much acclaimed and highly influential best selling jazz recording of all time, is released.
- 1959Quake Lake is formed by the magnitude 7.5 1959 Yellowstone earthquake near Hebgen Lake in Montana.
Who were born on August 17, 1959?
- 1959Chika Sakamoto, Japanese voice actress and singer
- 1959David Koresh, American cult leader (d. 1993)
- 1959Eric Schlosser, American author
- 1959Jonathan Franzen, American author
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