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Today: August 17th, 2022.

Today's date falls on a Wednesday. It is day 229 of 2022. The decade is the 2020s.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • Week Number: We are currently in Week 33 of 2022.
  • Leap Year: 2022 is NOT a leap year.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1660690800.

On this day: 17th of August.

Events that have occurred on the 17th of August.

  • August 17th, 1950: Hill 303 massacre: 41 American Prisoners of War are shot to death by the North Korean Army.
  • August 17th, 1951: Nat King Cole records his song "Unforgettable".
  • August 17th, 1955: Hurricane Diane reaches North Carolina in the United States.
  • August 17th, 1967: Boxer Muhammad Ali marries Belinda Boyd.
  • August 17th, 1969: Hurricane Camille kills 256 people in the United States.
  • August 17th, 1969: The Woodstock Festival comes to an end.
  • August 17th, 1979: Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) is released.
  • August 17th, 1980: 9-week-old Azaria Chamberlain is taken from her tent by a dingo in Uluru, Australia.
  • August 17th, 1986: Hurricane Charley hits the United States.
  • August 17th, 1987: Prominent Nazi politican Rudolf Hess commits suicide at the age of 93.
  • August 17th, 1988: President of Pakistan Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash.
  • August 17th, 1988: Guns N' Roses release the song "Sweet Child o' Mine".
  • August 17th, 1991: Strathfield Massacre: Taxi driver Wade Frankum shoots and kills seven people in Sydney, Australia.
  • August 17th, 1992: English pop group "Take That" release their first studio album: "Take That & Party".
  • August 17th, 1998: US President Bill Clinton admits that he had an "improper physical relationship" with Monica Lewinsky.
  • August 17th, 1999: Kid Rock releases his song "Cowboy".
  • August 17th, 1999: 17,000 people are killed by an earthquake in Izmit, Turkey.
  • August 17th, 2000: Al Gore is nominated as the Democratic Party candidate for the 2000 US presidential election.
  • August 17th, 2002: Soham murders: Ian Huntley is arrested on suspicion of abduction and murder.
  • August 17th, 2002: Soham murders: The bodies of Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells are discovered.
  • August 17th, 2005: Israel begins its forced evacuation of settlers from the Gaza Strip.
  • August 17th, 2007: NBA player Eddie Griffin dies after his car is hit by a moving train in Houston, Texas.
  • August 17th, 2007: The comedy movie Superbad (2007) is released in cinemas.
  • August 17th, 2007: The film "High School Musical 2" is released.
  • August 17th, 2008: Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games.
  • August 17th, 2012: Robin van Persie transfers from Arsenal to Manchester United.
  • August 17th, 2016: American media executive Steve Bannon is appointed as the chief executive of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
  • August 17th, 2017: 13 people are killed after an Islamic terrorist drives a van into pedestrians on La Rambla in Barcelona, Spain.
  • August 17th, 2019: At least 92 people are killed after a bomb explodes during a wedding in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around August 17th, 2022.

  • July 19th, 2022: 17 US politicians are arrested at an abortion rights protest outside of the Supreme Court.
  • July 19th, 2022: The United Kingdom experiences a record temperature of 40.2°C.
  • July 21st, 2022: US President Joe Biden tests positive for Covid-19.
  • July 22nd, 2022: The sci-fi horror film "Nope" is released.
  • July 22nd, 2022: Vince McMahon steps down as the CEO of the WWE.
  • July 25th, 2022: Northern Ireland politician David Trimble, who was one of the architects of the Good Friday Agreement, passes away at the age of 77.
  • July 25th, 2022: Goodfellas actor Paul Sorvino passes away at the age of 83.
  • July 25th, 2022: The defamation trial between conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and the parents of the Sandy Hook shooting victims begins in Austin, Texas.
  • July 28th, 2022: A rumor about Prince William having an affair goes viral on social media.
  • July 28th, 2022: The Australian soap opera "Neighbours" comes to an end after 37 years.
  • July 29th, 2022: Beyonce releases her album "Renaissance".
  • July 29th, 2022: The animated film "DC League of Super-Pets" is released.
  • July 29th, 2022: Prosecutors in Spain say that they will be seeking an 8-year prison sentence for singer Shakira for alleged tax fraud.
  • July 30th, 2022: Wagatha Christie: Rebekah Vardy loses her libel trial against Coleen Rooney.
  • July 30th, 2022: US President Joe Biden tests positive for Covid-19 for the second time.
  • July 30th, 2022: Pope Francis admits that he needs to "slow down" or retire.
  • July 30th, 2022: A teenager is killed and four people are critically injured after they are stabbed by a man while tubing on a Wisconsin river.
  • July 30th, 2022: A report claims that Prince Charles accepted £1m from the family of al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden.
  • July 31st, 2022: Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is killed in a drone strike.
  • August 1st, 2022: Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti are crowned as the winners of Love Island 2022.
  • August 2nd, 2022: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrives in Taiwan despite warnings from China that the US will "pay the price" for the visit.
  • August 2nd, 2022: Voters in Kansas protect abortion rights by rejecting measures that would have allowed the state legislature to tighten abortion restrictions.
  • August 3rd, 2022: China begins to hold military drills in six zones surrounding Taiwan.
  • August 3rd, 2022: Warner Brothers decides to scrap the movie Batgirl.
  • August 4th, 2022: WNBA star Brittney Griner is found guilty of drugs charges in Russia and sentenced to nine years in prison.
  • August 5th, 2022: The action-comedy film "Bullet Train", starring Brad Pitt, is released in movie theaters.
  • August 5th, 2022: The sci-fi film "Prey" is released.
  • August 5th, 2022: It is announced that Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson have ended their relationship after nine months.
  • August 5th, 2022: Indiana passes a bill to restrict abortion access.
  • August 5th, 2022: A court orders Alex Jones to pay $49 million in damages over Sandy Hook hoax claims.
  • August 5th, 2022: Actress Anne Heche crashes into a house and suffers severe burns.
  • August 8th, 2022: Singer and Grease actress Olivia Newton-John passes away at the age of 73.
  • August 8th, 2022: The FBI raids Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago residence in search of classified documents.
  • August 11th, 2022: It is reported that actress Ann Heche is not expected to survive due to a serious brain injury that she suffered in a car crash the previous week.
  • August 11th, 2022: An off-duty Virginia police officer who stormed the US Capitol in Washington DC is sentenced to more than seven years in prison.
  • August 11th, 2022: US Attorney General Merrick Garland states that he personally approved the search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.
  • August 12th, 2022: It is reported that actress Anne Heche has died at the age of 53.
  • August 12th, 2022: Author Sir Salman Rushdie is stabbed while giving a lecture in New Yok.
  • August 14th, 2022: More than 40 people lose their lives after a fire rips through a Coptic Christian church in Cairo, Egypt.
  • August 15th, 2022: The finale of "Better Call Saul" is aired on television.
  • This date: August 17th, 2022
  • August 23rd, 2022: The video game "Saints Row" (2022 reboot) is released.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 17th, 2022, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2022 is the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 22.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 17th, 2022 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on August 17th, 2022.

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Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

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

Robert De Niro

Actor.
Born on August 17th, 1943
He is 79 years old today.

David Koresh

Cult leader. Deceased
Born on August 17th, 1959
He would have turned 63 years old today.

Sean Penn

Actor.
Born on August 17th, 1960
He is 62 years old today.

Thierry Henry

French soccer player.
Born on August 17th, 1977
He is 45 years old today.

Paige

Wrestler.
Born on August 17th, 1992
She is 30 years old today.

Lil Pump

Rapper.
Born on August 17th, 2000
He is 22 years old today.

The Kid Laroi

Australian singer.
Born on August 17th, 2003
He is 19 years old today.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • If your baby is due on August 17th, 2022, then the date of conception was probably around November 24th, 2021.
  • A baby that is conceived on August 17th, 2022, will be due around May 10th, 2023.

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