17th of October, 1969

The 17th of October, 1969, fell on a Friday. Day 290 of 1969. Decade: 1960s.

Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Wyclef Jean: Singer.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of October, 1969:

  • United States: I Can't Get Next To You - Temptations
  • United Kingdom: I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Bobbie Gentry

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 17th of October, 1969.

  • The Silent Majority.

    "The Middle Americans" (aka The Silent Majority) are named as the Time Person of the Year in 1969.

  • 1969 in movies.

    Movies released in 1969 included Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Midnight Cowboy, Easy Rider, "Hello, Dolly!", Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Italian Job, Paint Your Wagon, True Grit, The Wild Bunch, Cactus Flower, "Goodbye, Columbus" and On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

  • 1969 in music.

    The Billboard Charts in 1969 were dominated by the likes of Marvin Gaye, The 5th Dimension, The Beatles, Zager and Evans, The Rolling Stones, The Archies and Tommy Roe.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of October:

Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 49 years, 11 months and 2 days have passed since the 17th of October, 1969.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 1969.
  • Leap Year: 1969 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 17th of October, 1969, will be 49 years of age.

Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 17th of October, 1969:

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 17th of October, 1969, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1969 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 17th of October, 1969 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 17th of October, 1969.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 17th of October, 1969 was probably conceived around the 7th of January, 1969. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of October, 1969 is the 27th of July, 1970. (Rough Estimate).

17th of October

Events that have occurred on the 17th of October:

  • 17th of October, 1992: Japanese exchange student Yoshihiro Hattori is shot dead in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after going to the wrong house.
  • 17th of October, 2001: Israel's tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi is assassinated.
  • 17th of October, 2000: Rock band Limp Bizkit release their album: Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.
  • 17th of October, 2003: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) is released in cinemas.

How old was I?

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of October, 1969.

  • 18,233 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,575,331,200 seconds have passed since the 17th of October, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,837,886,400 times.
  • Since the 17th of October, 1969, earth has travelled approximately 812,870,899,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 262,555,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 135,478,483 steps. That's about 60,213 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,903,974 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!


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