What happened this day in history July 17, 1959

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

July 17, 1959: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 17, 1959 is the 198th day of the year 1959 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 167 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 4, 1959 – a Friday. 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 ‘hectaenneacontaoctagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $221.14. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby 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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Who died on July 17, 1959?

  • 1959
    Billie Holiday, American singer (b. 1915)
  • 1959
    Eugene Meyer, American businessman and newspaper publisher (b. 1875)

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