August 17th, 2007

August 17th, 2007, fell on a Friday. It was day 229 of 2007. The decade was the 2000s.

12 years, 10 months and 28 days have passed since August 17th, 2007.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 17th, 2007:

  • The comedy movie Superbad (2007) is released in cinemas.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 17th, 2007:

  • United States: Beautiful Girls - Sean Kingston
  • United Kingdom: With Every Heartbeat - Robyn

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Rush Hour 3" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 17th, 2007 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, With Every Heartbeat by Robyn is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Rush Hour 3 is at the top of the Box Office.

Practically every teenager and adult has a MySpace or a Bebo account. It's 2007, so the music charts are being dominated by the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Sean Kingston, Soulja Boy and Nelly Furtado. Financial markets are currently rattled and issues with the U.S. subprime mortgage sector seem to be spiraling out of control. American Home Mortgage recently filed for bankruptcy and international banking group BNP Paribas has blocked withdrawals from three of its hedge funds due to a lack of liquidity.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "24", "Without a Trace", "Boston Legal" and "Bones". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Saints Row", "Bully", "Resistance: Fall of Man" and "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "That's So Raven", "LazyTown", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and "Phineas and Ferb".

Popular toys include the likes of "Xbox 360", "PlayStation 3" and "Nintendo Wii".


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 August 17th, 2007.

  • MySpace

    Between 2005 and 2008, MySpace was the most popular social network in the world.

  • Bebo

    In countries such as the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Ireland, a social network called Bebo (Blog Early Blog Often) is beginning to overtake its rival MySpace. Bebo is famous for its quizzes, auto-playing video box, whiteboard, "Bebo Skins" and "Bebo Luv" features.

  • No Country for Old Men

    "No Country for Old Men" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2007.

  • 2007 in movies.

    Movies that hit the big screen in 2007 included the likes of 300, Transformers, Superbad, Shrek the Third, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Spider-Man 3, I Am Legend, Ratatouille, The Simpsons Movie, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Zodiac, American Gangster and No Country for Old Men.

  • Jessica Alba

    American actress Jessica Alba is listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2007.

  • Time Person of the Year 2007

    Russian leader Vladimir Putin is named as the Time Person of the Year 2007.

  • 2007 in music.

    Popular music artists in 2007 included My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Daughtry, Gwen Stefani, Justin Timberlake, Avril Lavigne, Rihanna, T-Pain, Soulja Boy, Kanye West, Fergie, Maroon 5, Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse, Chris Brown and Timbaland.

  • Amy Winehouse - "Rehab"

    "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse would go on to win a Grammy for 2007's Record of the Year.

  • Chocolate Rain

    During this period, a Youtube music video called "Chocolate Rain" by Tay Zonday is going viral.

  • Looming financial crisis.

    Signs of a looming financial crisis are beginning to appear. On the 2nd of April, 2007, a real estate investment trust called New Century files for bankruptcy. On the 9th of August, 2007, banking group BNP Paribas begins to block withdrawals from some of its hedge funds. Home sales in the USA hit their peak in October of 2007. In Ireland, a 4-year property bubble is beginning to burst. In the United Kingdom, Northern Rock experiences a bank run.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 12 years, 10 months and 28 days have passed since August 17th, 2007.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 2007.
  • Leap Year: 2007 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 17th, 2007, will be 12 years of age.
  • People born in 2007 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1187305200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 17th, 2007:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 17th, 2007, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2007 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 17th, 2007 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

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

  • The Hills - American reality television series. Spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
  • How I Met Your Mother - Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
  • Bones - Crime comedy-drama TV series.
  • Prison Break - TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - American comedy sitcom.
  • Grey's Anatomy - Medical drama television series.
  • The Office - The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
  • House - Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
  • Battlestar Galactica - Sci-fi series.
  • Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
  • Boston Legal - TV show about a Boston law firm.
  • CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.

2007 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2007.

"Phineas and Ferb" - "Curious George" - "The Hills" - "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" - "Hannah Montana" - "Ben 10" - "Everybody Hates Chris" - "Go, Diego, Go!" - "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" - "Avatar: The Last Airbender" - "Zoey 101" - "Unfabulous" - "LazyTown" - "Peppa Pig" - "Drake & Josh" - "One Tree Hill" - "That's So Raven" - "The Fairly OddParents" - "Dora the Explorer" - "SpongeBob SquarePants" - "Ed, Edd n Eddy"


2007 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2007:

  • Nintendo Wii
  • PlayStation 3
  • Xbox 360

Celebrity Birthdays

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


Weather

Weather information for August 17th, 2007:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.1 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 70.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 21.39 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.44 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on August 17th, 2007.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 17th, 2007 was probably conceived around the 7th of November, 2006. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 17th, 2007 is the 26th of May, 2008. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Released for the Nintendo Wii.
  • Resistance: Fall of Man - Sci-fi first-person shooter game that was released on the PS3.
  • Call of Duty 3 - The third game in the series.
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance - Action RPG game.
  • Bully - Open world adventure game that is set in a boarding school.
  • Just Cause - Open world adventure game.
  • Saints Row - Open world adventure game. The first game in the series.

How old was I?

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Videos

Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to August 17th, 2007. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.


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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 17th, 2007.

  • 4,715 days have passed since this date.
  • 407,376,000 seconds have passed since the August 17th, 2007.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 475,272,000 times.
  • Since August 17th, 2007, earth has travelled approximately 210,206,016,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 67,896,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 35,034,336 steps. That's about 15,571 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,888,512 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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