August 31st, 2017

August 31st, 2017, fell on a Thursday. It was day 243 of 2017. The decade was the 2010s.

3 years, 3 months and 1 days have passed since August 31st, 2017.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 31st, 2017:

  • United States: Despacito (Remix) - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
  • United Kingdom: New Rules - Dua Lipa

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The Hitman's Bodyguard" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 31st, 2017 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. The summer of 2017 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner.

In America, the song Despacito (Remix) by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, New Rules by Dua Lipa is the number one hit song. Donald Trump is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Hitman's Bodyguard is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Theresa May is the current Prime Minister. An Internet meme called "Distracted Boyfriend" is currently going viral. In boxing, Floyd Mayweather has just defeated Conor McGregor after a technical knockout in the 10th round.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "RuPaul's Drag Race", "Game of Thrones", "Orange Is the New Black" and "Rick and Morty". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard", "What Remains of Edith Finch", "Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy" and "Destiny 2". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Doc McStuffins", "Paw Patrol", "Henry Danger" and "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn".

Popular toys include the likes of "PlayStation 4", "Hatchimals", "Fidget spinner" and "Nintendo Switch".


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 31st, 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.

  • 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, 3 months and 1 days have passed since August 31st, 2017.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 of 2017.
  • Leap Year: 2017 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 31st, 2017, will be 3 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1504134000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 31st, 2017:

  • August 3rd, 2017: Wladimir Klitschko announces that he is retiring from boxing.
  • 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 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.
  • September 10th, 2017: Youtuber PewDiePie sparks controversy by using the N-word during a livestream.
  • September 18th, 2017: Toys "R" Us files for bankruptcy protection.
  • September 27th, 2017: Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner passes away.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 31st, 2017, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2017 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 31st, 2017 falls under the Bear.
  • 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.

  • 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.

2017 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2017.

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

2017 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2017:

  • Nintendo Switch
  • Fidget spinner
  • Hatchimals
  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation 4

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 31st of August:


US President

Who was the US President on August 31st, 2017?

  • Donald Trump was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 31st, 2017?

  • Theresa May was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Leo Varadkar was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 31st, 2017 was probably conceived around the 21st of November, 2016. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 31st, 2017 is the 10th of June, 2018. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • Destiny 2 - Multiplayer first-person shooter game.
  • 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.
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - Survival horror game.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on August 31st, 2017.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 31st, 2017.

  • 1,188 days have passed since this date.
  • 102,646,800 seconds have passed since the August 31st, 2017.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 119,754,600 times.
  • Since August 31st, 2017, earth has travelled approximately 52,965,748,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 17,107,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 8,827,625 steps. That's about 3,923 miles!
  • Since this date, 1,231,762 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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