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. Share Decade: 1980s.
30 years, 10 months and 4 days have passed since the 17th of August, 1987.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of
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.
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.
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 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...
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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, 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.
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:
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of August, 1987.
11,266 days have passed since this date.
973,382,400 seconds have passed since the 17th of August, 1987.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,135,612,800 times.
Since the 17th of August, 1987, earth has travelled approximately 502,265,318,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 162,230,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 83,710,886 steps. That's about 37,205 miles!
Since this date, 11,680,589 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Monday" in other languages is:
Portuguese: Segunda-feira. Random Dates
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