17th of August, 1979
Here are some facts about this particular date:
What Day: The 17th of August, 1979, fell on a Friday.
On this exact date:
Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) is released. Decade: 1970s.
40 years, 0 months and 5 days have passed since the 17th of August, 1979.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of
Day 229 of
1979. Leap Year: 1979 was NOT a leap year.
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Leo.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1979 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
Native American Zodiac: The 17th of August, 1979 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, 1979, will be 40 years of age.
American Format: 08-17-1979 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1979-08-17. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19790817" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 303692400.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of August, 1979:
United States: Good Times - Chic
United Kingdom: I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats 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 August, 1979.
1979 in music.
Popular music artists in 1979 included The Knack, Donna Summer, Chic, Rod Stewart, Peaches & Herb, Gloria Gaynor, Village People, Anita Ward, Robert John and The Bee Gees.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 17th of August, 1979. Conception Dates
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 17th of August, 1979 was probably conceived around the
7th of November, 1978. (Rough Estimate). The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of August, 1979 is the
26th of May, 1980. (Rough Estimate). Around This Time...
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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, 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.
The Dukes of Hazzard - American television series.
Mork & Mindy - Comedy TV show about an alien called Mork. Starring Robin Williams.
Taxi - American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.
Dallas - Soap opera.
The Incredible Hulk - Starring Lou Ferrigno.
The Love Boat - Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
Chips - TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.
Soap - Comedy series / satire about soap operas. Starring Billy Crystal as Jodie Dallas.
Eight Is Enough - Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.
Three's Company - Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate. 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, 1979.
14,615 days have passed since this date.
1,262,736,000 seconds have passed since the 17th of August, 1979.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,473,192,000 times.
Since the 17th of August, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 651,571,776,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 210,456,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 108,595,296 steps. That's about 48,265 miles!
Since this date, 15,152,832 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Friday" in other languages is:
Portuguese: Sexta-feira. Random Dates
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