17th of August, 1987

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 17th of August, 1987, fell on a Monday.
  • On this exact date: Prominent Nazi politican Rudolf Hess commits suicide at the age of 93.
  • Decade: 1980s.
  • 30 years, 3 months and 4 days have passed since the 17th of August, 1987.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 1987.
  • Day 229 of 1987.
  • Leap Year: 1987 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, 1987 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 17th of August, 1987 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, 1987, will be 30 years of age.
  • American Format: 08-17-1987 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1987-08-17. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19870817" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 556153200.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of August, 1987:

  • United States: Who's That Girl - Madonna
  • United Kingdom: I Just Can't Stop Loving You - Michael Jackson

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The Living Daylights" 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 August, 1987.

  • 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.

Weather

Weather information for the 17th of August, 1987:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 23.6 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 80.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 27.17 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 20.44 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 17th of August, 1987.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 17th of August, 1987 was probably conceived around the 7th of November, 1986. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of August, 1987 is the 26th of May, 1988. (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 August:

Television

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

  • 21 Jump Street - TV series starring Johnny Depp.
  • Married... with Children - Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
  • Matlock - Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
  • ALF - About an alien called ALF.
  • The Equalizer - About a retired secret agent called Robert McCall.
  • The Golden Girls - Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.
  • She-Ra: Princess of Power - Animated TV series.
  • ThunderCats - Animated series based on a group of half-human half-cat aliens.
  • Charles in Charge - TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.
  • Murder, She Wrote - Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Punch-Out!! - "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!" was a boxing game that was published for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
  • Contra - A run and gun action game that was developed by Konami.
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - Sequel to the original Zelda game.

Celebrity Birthdays

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

How old was I?

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Videos

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Visualize

Visualize the days that have passed since the 17th of August, 1987. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of August, 1987.

  • 11,052 days have passed since this date.
  • 954,896,400 seconds have passed since the 17th of August, 1987.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,114,045,800 times.
  • Since the 17th of August, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 492,726,542,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 159,149,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 82,121,090 steps. That's about 36,498 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,458,757 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

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

  • German: Montag.
  • French: Lundi.
  • Italian: Lunedi.
  • Spanish: Lunes.
  • Portuguese: Segunda-feira.

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