August 17th, 2013, was a Saturday. It was Day 229 of 2013. The decade was the 2010s.
10 years, 1 months, and 18 days have passed since August 17th, 2013.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 17th, 2013.
A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date:
The movie "Elysium" was at the top of the box office on this day.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 17th, 2013.
On June 5th, 2013, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA was running a widespread global surveillance program called PRISM. In the months that followed, the topics of PRISM and the NSA received widespread media attention.
A video-hosting service called "Vine" became huge in 2013. The website gave users the ability to upload short video clips that looped.
The song "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk (featuring Pharrell Williams) won a Grammy for 2013's Record of the Year.
Popular music artists in 2013 included Macklemore, will.i.am, Swedish House Mafia, Justin Timberlake, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Drake, Pink, Imagine Dragons, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Avicii and Lorde.
The best NBA players in 2013 were as follows: LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Marc Gasol, Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook, David Lee, Paul George, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade and James Harden.
The newly-elected Pope Francis was named Time Person of the Year 2013.
Actress Mila Kunis was named FHM's sexiest woman in 2013.
In 2013, the best soccer players were Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Franck Ribéry, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Neymar, Andrés Iniesta, Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben, Gareth Bale and Andrea Pirlo.
Popular movies in 2013 included Frozen, Iron Man 3, The Conjuring, 12 Years A Slave, Despicable Me 2, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Fast & Furious 6, Monsters University, Gravity, Pacific Rim, Man of Steel, World War Z and Thor: The Dark World.
The movie "12 Years a Slave" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2013.
From 2010 onward, video rental stores such as Blockbuster slowly began to close down. This was due to the rise of new online streaming services such as Netflix and Internet usage in general. Although a few stores and franchises continued to hobble along, it was only a matter of time before they were also forced to close their doors.
DVD sales were beginning to plummet as people were switching to online streaming platforms. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.
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News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around August 17th, 2013.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in August 2013.
Orange Is the New Black
American comedy-drama about a federal prison.
House of Cards
Dystopian Sci-Fi series.
Once Upon a Time
Fantasy drama series.
American Horror Story
Anthology horror series.
Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.
Legal drama television series.
Game of Thrones
Fantasy drama series.
The Walking Dead
Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.
Crime drama set in Atlanta City during the prohibition era.
Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.
Mockumentary family sitcom.
Sitcom that is set at a community college.
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.
Musical TV series.
RuPaul's Drag Race
Reality competition series.
Fantasy horror series starring Anna Paquin as a telepathic waitress called Sookie Stackhouse.
Sons of Anarchy
Crime drama series about a biker gang.
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.
Crime drama series about a serial killer who murders other serial killers.
Detective comedy series starring James Roday and Dulé Hill.
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
Crime comedy-drama TV series.
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
Medical drama television series.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2013.
Sam & Cat
Dog with a Blog
Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Austin & Ally
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Good Luck Charlie
Phineas and Ferb
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
The Fairly OddParents
Dora the Explorer
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2013.
The Avengers toys
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shellraiser
The Wii U
HEXBUG Nano Hive
Little People Zoo Talkers
Lalaloopsy Silly Hair
LEGO NINJAGO Fire Temple
Monster High dolls
Laugh & Learn Dance & Play Puppy
Elefun Busy Ball Popper
Lazer Stunt Chaser
Justin Bieber Rockin' Tour Bus
Dora Fiesta Favorites Kitchen
Hot Wheels Wall Tracks
Skylanders Giants figures
Thomas and Friends toys
Tonka Chuck & Friends Chuck's Stunt Park
Dance Star Mickey
My Own Leaptop
Barbie Video Girl
Squinkies Cupcake Surprize
Hot Wheels RC Stealth Rides
Air Hogs Hawk Eye
NERF N-Strike Stampede ECS Blaster
Cards Against Humanity
Jake and the Never Land Pirates figures
The LeapPad Explorer
The PlayStation 3
The Xbox 360
Popular video games that people were playing in August of 2013.
Multiplayer online battle game.
The Last of Us
Survival horror game that was released for the PlayStation 3.
Metro: Last Light
Apocalyptic FPS game.
FPS game developed by Irrational Games.
Reboot of the original series.
Aliens: Colonial Marines
FPS based on the Alien film series.
Dead Space 3
Survival horror game.
DmC: Devil May Cry
Reboot of the Devil May Cry series.
Far Cry 3
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Developed by Treyarch.
The fourth game in the series.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Turn-based tactical game.
Action role-playing game.
Mark of the Ninja
Side-scrolling action stealth game.
Guild Wars 2
MMORPG developed by ArenaNet.
Clash of Clans
Free-to-play mobile game.
The Walking Dead
Episodic adventure game based on the series.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 17th.
Historical weather information for August 17th, 2013.
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on August 17th, 2013.
David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Conception estimates for this date.
Here are some fun statistics about August 17th, 2013.
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