17th of May, 1984

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 17th of May, 1984, fell on a Thursday.
  • On this exact date: Michael Silka kills nine people during a spree shooting in Manley Hot Springs, Alaska.
  • Decade: 1980s.
  • 33 years, 4 months and 10 days have passed since the 17th of May, 1984.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1984.
  • Day 138 of 1984.
  • Leap Year: 1984 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 Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1984 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 17th of May, 1984 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 17th of May, 1984, will be 33 years of age.
  • American Format: 05-17-1984 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1984-05-17. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19840517" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 453596400.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of May:

  • Constitution Day (Norway)

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of May, 1984:

  • United States: Hello - Lionel Richie
  • United Kingdom: The Reflex - Duran Duran

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Breakin'" was at the top of the box office on this date.

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 May, 1984.

  • Iran-Iraq War

    Between the 22nd of September, 1980, and the 20th of August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 17th of May, 1984.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 17th of May, 1984 was probably conceived around the 8th of August, 1983. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of May, 1984 is the 24th of February, 1985. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 17th of May:

  • 17th of May, 1974: 33 people are killed when the UVF detonate four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan in Ireland.
  • 17th of May, 1990: The World Health Organization removes homosexuality from its list of diseases.
  • 17th of May, 1995: A U.S. Army veteran called Shawn Nelson goes on a tank rampage in San Diego, California
  • 17th of May, 2000: The last episode of "Beverly Hills, 90210" is aired.
  • 17th of May, 2006: The 2006 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Barcelona and Arsenal. Barcelona win 2-1.
  • 17th of May, 2009: The alpha version of Minecraft is released on the PC.
  • 17th of May, 2011: The video game "L.A. Noire" is released.

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Sherlock Holmes - Starring Jeremy Brett.
  • Kate & Allie - Comedy TV series.
  • Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.
  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe - Animated series.
  • The A-Team - Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.
  • 'Allo 'Allo! - BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
  • Cheers - Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
  • Knight Rider - Starring David Hasselhoff.
  • Family Ties - Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.
  • The Smurfs - Animated fantasy-comedy television series.

Celebrity Birthdays

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

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Videos

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Visualize

Visualize the days that have passed since the 17th of May, 1984. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of May, 1984.

  • 12,182 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,052,524,800 seconds have passed since the 17th of May, 1984.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,227,945,600 times.
  • Since the 17th of May, 1984, earth has travelled approximately 543,102,796,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 175,420,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 90,517,133 steps. That's about 40,230 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,630,298 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Thursday" in other languages is:

  • German: Donnerstag.
  • French: Jeudi.
  • Italian: Giovedi.
  • Spanish: Jueves.
  • Portuguese: Quinta-feira.

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