What are the important events that happened on February 17, 1959? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 17, 1959: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 17, 1959 is the 48th day of the year 1959 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 317 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 4, 1959 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘tetracontaoctagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $9,639.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Pig is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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February 17, 1959 Historical Events

  • 1959
    Project Vanguard: Vanguard 2 – The first weather satellite is launched to measure cloud-cover distribution.

Who were born on February 17, 1959?

  • 1959
    Aryeh Deri, Israeli rabbi and politician
  • 1959
    Neil Lomax, American football player
  • 1959
    Rowdy Gaines, American swimmer

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