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August 17th, 2017.

August 17th, 2017, was a Thursday. It was day 229 of 2017. The decade was the 2010s.

3 years, 8 months and 20 days have passed since August 17th, 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 17th, 2017.

  • United States: Despacito (Remix) - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
  • United Kingdom: Feels - Calvin Harris

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Annabelle: Creation" was at the top of the box office on August 17th, 2017.

Take me back to August 17th, 2017!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 17th, 2017 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Despacito (Remix) by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Feels by Calvin Harris is the number one hit song. Donald Trump is currently the President of the United States and the movie Annabelle: Creation 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.

A controversial "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has led to the tragic death of Heather Heyer. Heyer's death was caused when a white supremacist called James Alex Fields Jr. deliberately drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters. President Trump's decision to blame "many sides" for the event has caused outrage. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "RuPaul's Drag Race", "Modern Family", "Suits" and "Better Call Saul". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard", "Horizon Zero Dawn", "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" and "Fortnite".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Doc McStuffins", "Paw Patrol" and "Henry Danger". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, Hatchimals and the Nintendo Switch.

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 17th, 2017.

  • The Shape of Water.

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

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Record of the Year: 2017.

    "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars would go on to win a Grammy for 2017's Record of the Year.

  • Gal Gadot.

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

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 3 years, 8 months and 20 days have passed since August 17th, 2017.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 2017.
  • Leap Year: 2017 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 17th, 2017, will be 3 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1502924400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 17th, 2017.

  • 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 24th, 2017: Love Island: Amber Davies and Kem Cetinay are crowned as winners.
  • July 25th, 2017: The video game "Fortnite" is released.
  • July 28th, 2017: The US Senate fails to repeal Obamacare after John McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski rebel against the Republican bill.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: August 17th, 2017
  • 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.
  • September 10th, 2017: Youtuber PewDiePie sparks controversy by using the N-word during a livestream.
  • September 13th, 2017: Actor Frank Vincent (The Sopranos, Casino and Goodfellas) dies from a heart attack at the age of 80.
  • September 13th, 2017: The bail of hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli is revoked after he offers $5,000 for a strand of Hillary Clinton's hair.

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 17th, 2017, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 17th, 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.

Kid's TV shows on August 17th, 2017.

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

  • 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.

  • The Nintendo Switch
  • Fidget spinners
  • Hatchimals
  • 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 notable people who were born on the 17th of August.

US President.

Donald Trump was the President of the United States on August 17th, 2017.

UK Prime Minister.

Theresa May was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 17th, 2017.

Irish Taoiseach.

Leo Varadkar was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 17th, 2017 was most likely conceived around the 7th of November, 2016.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 17th, 2017 is close to the 27th of May, 2018.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 17th, 2017.

  • A total of 1,358 days have passed since this date.
  • 194 weeks have passed.
  • 117,331,200 seconds have passed since the August 17th, 2017.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 136,886,400 times.
  • Since August 17th, 2017, the earth has travelled approximately 60,542,899,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 19,555,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 10,090,483 steps. That's about 4,485 miles!
  • Since this date, 1,407,974 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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