17th of August, 1976
Here are some facts about this particular date:
What Day: The 17th of August, 1976, fell on a Tuesday.
42 years, 2 months and 29 days have passed since the 17th of August, 1976.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of
Day 230 of
1976. Leap Year: 1976 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Leo.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1976 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
Native American Zodiac: The 17th of August, 1976 falls under the Salmon.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
Age: Anyone born on the 17th of August, 1976, will be 42 years of age.
American Format: 08-17-1976 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1976-08-17. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19760817" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 209084400.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of August, 1976:
United States: Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee
United Kingdom: Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee US President
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on the 17th of August, 1976. Conception Dates
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 17th of August, 1976 was probably conceived around the
8th of November, 1975. (Rough Estimate). The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of August, 1976 is the
27th of May, 1977. (Rough Estimate). Around This Time...
Things that happened during this general period of time...
21st of July, 1976: The British Ambassador to Ireland, Christopher Ewart-Biggs, is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.
27th of July, 1976: 242,769 people are killed when an earthquake strikes the Chinese city of Tangshan.
29th of July, 1976: The Son of Sam, David Berkowitz, carries out his first murder.
31st of July, 1976: NASA releases the Face on Mars photograph.
19th of August, 1976: U.S. President Gerald Ford wins the Republican Party presidential nomination.
28th of August, 1976: 18-year-old American actress Anissa Jones dies of an overdose.
9th of September, 1976: Chairman Mao Zedong dies of a heart attack. On This Date
Historical events that have occurred on the 17th of August:
17th of August, 1950: Hill 303 massacre: 41 American Prisoners of War are shot to death by the North Korean Army.
17th of August, 1969: Hurricane Camille kills 256 in the United States.
17th of August, 1987: Prominent Nazi politican Rudolf Hess commits suicide at the age of 93.
17th of August, 1988: President of Pakistan Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash
17th of August, 1991: Strathfield Massacre: Taxi driver Wade Frankum shoots and kills seven people in Sydney, Australia.
17th of August, 1998: US President Bill Clinton admits that he had an "improper physical relationship" with Monica Lewinsky.
17th of August, 1999: 17,000 people are killed by an earthquake in Izmit, Turkey.
17th of August, 2000: Al Gore is nominated as the Democrat candidate for President of the United States.
17th of August, 2008: Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games.
17th of August, 1979: Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) is released.
17th of August, 2007: The comedy movie Superbad (2007) is released in cinemas.
17th of August, 2016: Gamescom takes place in Cologne, Germany. Television
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
What's Happening!! - Comedy TV show about three young men called Raj, Dwayne and Rerun.
Laverne & Shirley - Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.
The Bionic Woman - Starring Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers.
Wonder Woman - TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.
Welcome Back, Kotter - Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".
Starsky & Hutch - Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.
The Jeffersons - TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
Baretta - Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.
The Rockford Files - TV show about a Private Detective that was previously jailed for a crime that he didn't commit.
Little House on the Prairie - TV show that was set in the 1870s. Celebrity Birthdays
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of August:
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of August, 1976.
15,428 days have passed since this date.
1,332,982,800 seconds have passed since the 17th of August, 1976.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,555,146,600 times.
Since the 17th of August, 1976, earth has travelled approximately 687,819,124,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 222,163,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 114,636,521 steps. That's about 50,950 miles!
Since this date, 15,995,794 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Tuesday" in other languages is:
Portuguese: Terca-feira. Random Dates
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