Today: October 17th, 2021.

Today's date falls on a Sunday. It is day 290 of 2021. The decade is the 2020s.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Woo-hoo, it's the weekend!

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • Week Number: We are currently in Week 41 of 2021.
  • Leap Year: 2021 is NOT a leap year.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1634425200.

On this day: 17th of October.

Events that have occurred on the 17th of October.

  • October 17th, 1956: The adventure comedy film "Around the World in 80 Days" is released in movie theaters.
  • October 17th, 1977: The body of the first Hillside Stranglers victim, Yolanda Washington, is found on a hillside near the Ventura Freeway in southern California.
  • October 17th, 1978: The song "Y.M.C.A." is released by the Village People.
  • October 17th, 1992: Japanese exchange student Yoshihiro Hattori is shot dead in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after going to the wrong house.
  • October 17th, 1999: Wrestling: Jeff Jarrett wrestles his last match in the WWF.
  • October 17th, 2000: Rock band Limp Bizkit release their album: Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.
  • October 17th, 2000: Hip Hop duo OutKast release their single "Ms. Jackson".
  • October 17th, 2001: Israel's tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi is assassinated.
  • October 17th, 2003: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) is released in cinemas.
  • October 17th, 2005: "The Warriors" is released for the PS2 and XBox.
  • October 17th, 2006: EA DICE release the video game "Battlefield 2142".
  • October 17th, 2006: The video game "Bully" is released for the PlayStation 2.
  • October 17th, 2013: Irish crime: Architect Graham Dwyer is arrested for the murder of Elaine O'Hara.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 17th, 2021.

  • September 17th, 2021: It is announced that Gabby Petito's boyfriend Brian Laundrie has gone missing.
  • September 17th, 2021: Lil Nas X releases his debut studio album "Montero".
  • September 19th, 2021: English soccer legend Jimmy Greaves passes away at the age of 81.
  • September 19th, 2021: English actor John Challis, who played Boycie in "Only Fools And Horses", dies from cancer at the age of 79.
  • September 19th, 2021: The body of missing woman Gabrielle Petito is found at a national park in Wyoming.
  • September 20th, 2021: Justin Trudeau wins a third term as the prime minister of Canada.
  • September 21st, 2021: Actor Willie Garson, who played Stanford Blatch on "Sex and the City", passes away at the age of 57.
  • September 24th, 2021: Elon Musk and Grimes end their relationship after three years together.
  • September 27th, 2021: R&B singer R Kelly is found guilty of racketeering and sex-trafficking.
  • September 27th, 2021: Reuters reports that 50-90% of fuel stations in parts of England have run dry due to panic buying.
  • September 27th, 2021: Dog the Bounty Hunter joins the manhunt for Brian Laundrie.
  • October 1st, 2021: The crime drama film "The Many Saints of Newark" is released.
  • October 4th, 2021: British military tanker drivers begin to deliver supplies to UK petrol stations.
  • October 4th, 2021: A six-hour-long outage effects WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram.
  • October 5th, 2021: Whistleblower Frances Haugen tells US Congress that Facebook fuels division, harms children and weakens democracy.
  • October 6th, 2021: "The Case Breakers" identify the Zodiac Killer as a man called Gary Francis Poste.
  • October 7th, 2021: Soccer: A Saudi-led consortium takes over Newcastle United.
  • October 9th, 2021: Boxing: Tyson Fury defeats Deontay Wilder with an eleventh-round knockout.
  • October 13th, 2021: Five people are killed in a bow and arrow attack in Kongsberg, Norway.
  • October 15th, 2021: Conservative Party MP David Amess is stabbed to death at a constituency meeting in Leigh-on-Sea, England.
  • October 15th, 2021: Adele releases the single "Easy on Me".
  • This date: October 17th, 2021

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 17th, 2021, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2021 is the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 17th, 2021 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 17th.

Norm Macdonald

Comedian. Deceased
Born on October 17th, 1959
He would have turned 62 years old today.

Ziggy Marley

Born on October 17th, 1968
He is 53 years old today.

Wyclef Jean

Born on October 17th, 1969
He is 52 years old today.


Rap singer.
Born on October 17th, 1972
He is 49 years old today.

Simon Harris

Irish politician.
Born on October 17th, 1986
He is 35 years old today.

Charles Oliveira

Brazilian MMA fighter.
Born on October 17th, 1989
He is 32 years old today.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • If your baby is due on October 17th, 2021, then the date of conception was probably around the 7th of January, 2021.
  • A baby that is conceived on October 17th, 2021, will be due around the 27th of July, 2022.

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