August 8th, 2017.

August 8th, 2017, was a Tuesday. It was day 220 of 2017. The decade was the 2010s.

3 years, 11 months and 22 days have passed since August 8th, 2017.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 8th, 2017.

  • United States: Despacito (Remix) - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
  • United Kingdom: Despacito (Remix) - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
Play the top hits from 2017.
A Spotify playlist of hit songs from 2017. Take a trip back to the peak days of Ed Sheeran, Luis Fonsi, Kendrick Lamar and The Chainsmokers.
The Dark Tower

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Dark Tower" was at the top of the box office on August 8th, 2017.

Take me back to August 8th, 2017!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 8th, 2017 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

The song Despacito (Remix) by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom. Donald Trump is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Dark Tower is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Theresa May is the current Prime Minister.

It's 2017, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Ed Sheeran, Luis Fonsi, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, The Chainsmokers, Migos, Sam Hunt and Post Malone. The build-up to the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is currently taking place. Meanwhile, Ukrainian heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko has officially announced that he is retiring from boxing.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Suits", "Black Mirror", "Stranger Things" and "13 Reasons Why". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard", "What Remains of Edith Finch", "Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy" and "Fortnite". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Paw Patrol", "Henry Danger" and "The Loud House".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as L.O.L. Surprise!, Hatchimals, Fidget spinners and FurReal Roarin' Tyler.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 8th, 2017.

  • Fortnite is released.

    Fortnite is released.

    In July of 2017, a new online video game called Fortnite was released. It quickly became one of those most popular video games of all time.

  • Gal Gadot.

    Gal Gadot.

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot was named as FHM's sexiest woman of the year in 2017.

  • Record of the Year: 2017.

    Record of the Year: 2017.

    The song "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars won a Grammy for 2017's Record of the Year.

  • 2017 in music.

    2017 in music.

    Popular music artists in 2017 included Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Kendrick Lamar, Future, DJ Khaled, Post Malone, French Montana, Cardi B, Logic, Imagine Dragons, Lil Pump, Shawn Mendes and Kygo.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2017?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2017?

    The best NBA players in 2017 were Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, James Harden, Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard.

  • 2017 in movies.

    2017 in movies.

    Popular movies in 2017 included the likes of It, Get Out, Dunkirk, Wonder Woman, Blade Runner 2049, Baby Driver, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Thor: Ragnarok, Logan, Molly's Game, John Wick: Chapter 2 and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

  • The Shape of Water.

    The Shape of Water.

    "The Shape of Water" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2017.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 3 years, 11 months and 22 days have passed since August 8th, 2017.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 32 of 2017.
  • Leap Year: 2017 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 8th, 2017, will be 3 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1502146800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 8th, 2017.

  • July 9th, 2017: Wayne Rooney leaves Manchester United to join Everton on a free transfer.
  • July 9th, 2017: Iraq claims victory over ISIS forces in the northern city of Mosul.
  • July 10th, 2017: Soccer: Everton striker Romelu Lukaku signs for Manchester United.
  • July 10th, 2017: The Iraqi city of Mosul is declared fully liberated from ISIS.
  • July 14th, 2017: Football: Kyle Walker leaves Spurs for Manchester City.
  • July 19th, 2017: It is revealed that U.S. Senator John McCain has an aggressive form of brain cancer.
  • July 20th, 2017: Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington commits suicide.
  • July 21st, 2017: Sean Spicer resigns from his role as White House Press Secretary.
  • July 21st, 2017: Pop star Justin Bieber is banned from China due to "bad behavior".
  • July 24th, 2017: Love Island: Amber Davies and Kem Cetinay are crowned as winners.
  • July 25th, 2017: The video game "Fortnite" is released.
  • July 26th, 2017: US President Donald Trump announces that transgender people will be banned from the military.
  • July 28th, 2017: The US Senate fails to repeal Obamacare after John McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski rebel against the Republican bill.
  • July 28th, 2017: US President Donald Trump appoints General John F. Kelly as his new Chief of Staff in an effort to bring discipline to the White House.
  • August 3rd, 2017: Wladimir Klitschko announces that he is retiring from boxing.
  • August 4th, 2017: Hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli is found guilty on two counts of securities fraud.
  • This date: August 8th, 2017
  • August 12th, 2017: A white supremacist kills Heather Heyer after driving his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • August 18th, 2017: Steve Bannon leaves the Trump administration.
  • August 19th, 2017: The "Distracted Boyfriend" meme begins to go viral.
  • August 21st, 2017: The "Great American Eclipse" of 2017 occurs.
  • August 25th, 2017: Lil Uzi Vert releases his debut studio album "Luv Is Rage 2".
  • August 26th, 2017: Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats Conor McGregor in a professional boxing match.
  • August 27th, 2017: "Humble" by Kendrick Lamar wins Video of the Year at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • August 31st, 2017: Kylian Mbappé joins Paris Saint-Germain.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 8th, 2017, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2017 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 8th, 2017 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.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 13 Reasons Why - Teen drama series.
  • Stranger Things - Science fiction series.
  • Better Call Saul - Breaking Bad spin-off.
  • Jane the Virgin - Romantic drama-comedy series.
  • Power - Crime drama.
  • Rick and Morty - Adult animated Sci-Fi sitcom.
  • Peaky Blinders - British crime series that is set in the 19th century.
  • Orange Is the New Black - American comedy-drama about a federal prison.
  • Black Mirror - Dystopian Sci-Fi series.
  • American Horror Story - Anthology horror series.
  • Homeland - Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.
  • Suits - Legal drama television series.
  • Game of Thrones - Fantasy drama series.
  • Modern Family - Mockumentary family sitcom.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition series.

Kid's TV shows on August 8th, 2017.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2017.

  • The Loud House
  • Bunnicula
  • Game Shakers
  • Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
  • Henry Danger
  • Paw Patrol
  • Doc McStuffins
  • Dora the Explorer

Popular toys and games in 2017.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2017.

  • FurReal Roarin' Tyler
  • The Nintendo Switch
  • Fidget spinners
  • Hatchimals
  • L.O.L. Surprise!
  • The Xbox One
  • The PlayStation 4

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Fortnite - Battle royale game.
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy - Platform game.
  • What Remains of Edith Finch - Adventure game developed by Giant Sparrow.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Action-adventure game for the Nintendo Switch.
  • Horizon Zero Dawn - RPG game developed by Guerrilla Games.
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - Survival horror game.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 8th.

Dustin Hoffman

Born on August 8th, 1937
He turned 80 on this day in 2017.

Louis van Gaal

Soccer manager.
Born on August 8th, 1951
He turned 66 on this day in 2017.

Chris Eubank

Born on August 8th, 1966
He turned 51 on this day in 2017.

Meagan Good

Born on August 8th, 1981
She turned 36 on this day in 2017.

Roger Federer

Tennis player.
Born on August 8th, 1981
He turned 36 on this day in 2017.

Shawn Mendes

Born on August 8th, 1998
He turned 19 on this day in 2017.


National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of August.

  • Peace Festival

US President.

Donald Trump was the President of the United States on August 8th, 2017.

UK Prime Minister.

Theresa May was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 8th, 2017.

Irish Taoiseach.

Leo Varadkar was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 8th, 2017 was most likely conceived around the 29th of October, 2016.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 8th, 2017 is close to the 18th of May, 2018.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 8th, 2017.

  • A total of 1,452 days have passed since this date.
  • 207 weeks have passed.
  • 125,452,800 seconds have passed since the August 8th, 2017.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 146,361,600 times.
  • Since August 8th, 2017, the earth has travelled approximately 64,733,644,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 20,908,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 10,788,941 steps. That's about 4,795 miles!
  • Since this date, 1,505,434 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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