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August 17th, 2023

August 17th, 2023, was a Thursday. It was Day 229 of 2023. The decade was the 2020s.

1 month and 4 days have passed since August 17th, 2023.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on August 17th, 2023.

  • Mortgage rates in the United States reach their highest level in 21 years.
Information

Facts.

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 1 month and 4 days have passed since August 17th, 2023.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 2023.
  • Leap Year: 2023 is not a leap year.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1692226800.

Personality traits.

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Events

Around this time.

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around August 17th, 2023.

  • July 18th, 2023: An American soldier named Travis King crosses into North Korea.
  • July 19th, 2023: The police in Alabama say that they are unable to verify Carlee Russell's abduction story.
  • July 19th, 2023: The documentary "The Deepest Breath" is released on Netflix.
  • July 20th, 2023: The United States confirms that its cluster bombs are being used in Ukraine.
  • July 20th, 2023: The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup kicks off in Australia and New Zealand.
  • July 21st, 2023: The film "Barbie", starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, is released in movie theaters.
  • July 21st, 2023: The movie "Oppenheimer" is released.
  • July 21st, 2023: Singer Tony Bennett dies at the age of 96.
  • July 21st, 2023: It is reported that Ariana Grande is dating her married "Wicked" co-star, Ethan Slater.
  • July 23rd, 2023: Elon Musk says that he will be rebranding Twitter as "X".
  • July 24th, 2023: Elon Musk replaces Twitter's blue bird logo with an "X".
  • July 24th, 2023: Carlee Russell admits to lying about her abduction story.
  • July 26th, 2023: It is announced that Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor has died at the age of 56.
  • July 26th, 2023: Senior Republican Mitch McConnell freezes mid-sentence while speaking at a conference.
  • July 26th, 2023: Eagles co-founder Randy Meisner dies at the age of 77.
  • July 26th, 2023: Whistleblower David Grusch claims that the United States is concealing a "multi-decade" program that captures UFOs.
  • July 26th, 2023: Actor Kevin Spacey is found not guilty of sexual offences against four men.
  • July 26th, 2023: A coup d'état occurs in Niger.
  • July 27th, 2023: Ukraine recaptures the village of Staromaiorske.
  • July 27th, 2023: The European Central Bank increases interest rates for the ninth time in a year.
  • July 27th, 2023: The US Federal Reserve raises interest rates for the 11th time since March 2022.
  • July 27th, 2023: Soccer: David Silva announces his retirement.
  • July 28th, 2023: Carlee Russell is charged in connection with her kidnapping hoax.
  • July 28th, 2023: The 2023 Emmy Awards are postponed due to the Hollywood actors and writers strike.
  • July 28th, 2023: Calvin Harris and Sam Smith release the song "Desire".
  • July 28th, 2023: Travis Scott releases his album "Utopia".
  • July 29th, 2023: A federal judge dismisses Donald Trump's $475 million defamation lawsuit against CNN.
  • July 31st, 2023: It is announced that actor Paul Reubens (Pee-wee Herman) has died from cancer at the age of 70.
  • July 31st, 2023: Euphoria actor Angus Cloud is found dead at the age of 25.
  • August 1st, 2023: Donald Trump is indicted over his attempts to overturn the 2020 US presidential election.
  • August 1st, 2023: Singer Lizzo is accused of sexual harassment and weight-shaming by her former backup dancers.
  • August 2nd, 2023: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife announce that they are separating after 18 years of marriage.
  • August 3rd, 2023: Donald Trump pleads not guilty to election conspiracy charges.
  • August 3rd, 2023: Lizzo rejects allegations that she discriminated against former employees on the basis of their weight.
  • August 4th, 2023: West African military chiefs say they have plans for a possible intervention in Niger.
  • August 4th, 2023: It is reported that the world's oceans have set a new surface temperature record.
  • August 4th, 2023: A Romanian court lifts Andrew Tate's house arrest.
  • August 4th, 2023: Long Island serial killer victim "Fire Island Jane Doe" is identified as Karen Vergata after 27 years.
  • August 4th, 2023: Doja Cat releases the song "Paint the Town Red".
  • August 5th, 2023: A large riverboat brawl in Montgomery, Alabama, goes viral on the Internet.
  • August 5th, 2023: Boxing: Jake Paul defeats Nate Diaz.
  • August 6th, 2023: 30 people are killed after a passenger train called the Hazara Express derails in Pakistan.
  • August 8th, 2023: Oliver Anthony releases the song "Rich Men North of Richmond".
  • August 9th, 2023: Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio is assassinated at a political rally.
  • August 9th, 2023: At least 36 people are killed after wildfires sweep through Lahaina in Hawaii.
  • August 9th, 2023: A man suspected of threatening US President Joe Biden is shot dead by the FBI in Utah.
  • August 11th, 2023: The death toll from the wildfires in Lahaina, Hawaii, reaches 80.
  • August 12th, 2023: Soccer: Harry Kane joins Bayern Munich.
  • August 12th, 2023: Boxing: Anthony Joshua knocks out Robert Helenius.
  • August 14th, 2023: Georgia charges Donald Trump with trying to overturn the 2020 US presidential election.
  • August 14th, 2023: Soccer: Brighton midfielder Moisés Caicedo joins Chelsea.
  • August 15th, 2023: Soccer: Neymar joins Saudi Pro League side Al Hilal.
  • August 16th, 2023: Britney Spears and her husband, Sam Asghari, separate after 14 months of marriage.
  • This date: August 17th, 2023
  • August 18th, 2023: Former nurse Lucy Letby is found guilty of murdering seven babies at the Countess of Chester Hospital in England.
  • August 20th, 2023: Russia's Luna-25 space craft crashes into the moon.
  • August 20th, 2023: Storm Hilary hits California and Mexico.
  • August 20th, 2023: Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales is widely criticized for kissing Jennifer Hermoso on the World Cup trophy podium.
  • August 20th, 2023: Spain win the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup after defeating England 1-0 in the final.
  • August 21st, 2023: Soccer: Manchester United confirm that Mason Greenwood is leaving the club due to the previous rape allegations that he was facing.
  • August 21st, 2023: Hawaii wildfires: It is confirmed that 114 people are dead and 850 people are still missing.
  • August 23rd, 2023: India's Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft lands on the south pole of the Moon.
  • August 23rd, 2023: Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin is killed in a plane crash.
  • August 23rd, 2023: Donald Trump skips the Republican nomination debate.
  • August 23rd, 2023: Rudy Giuliani surrenders to authorities in Georgia over his 2020 election indictment charges.
  • August 23rd, 2023: Wrestling legend Terry Funk passes away at the age of 79.
  • August 24th, 2023: Japan begins to release wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.
  • August 24th, 2023: WWE wrestler Bray Wyatt dies of a heart attack at the age of 36.
  • August 24th, 2023: Donald Trump surrenders to authorities in Georgia over his 2020 election indictment charges.
  • August 24th, 2023: American actress Arleen Sorkin passes away at the age of 67.
  • August 25th, 2023: Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales refuses to resign for kissing Jennifer Hermoso.
  • August 26th, 2023: "The Price Is Right" host Bob Barker dies at the age of 99.
  • August 26th, 2023: Boxing: Oleksandr Usyk defeats Daniel Dubois with a 9th round technical knockout.
  • August 27th, 2023: Samuel Wurzelbacher (Joe the Plumber) dies from pancreatic cancer at the age of 49.
  • August 30th, 2023: Hurricane Idalia hits Florida.
  • August 30th, 2023: Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba is deposed by a military coup.
  • August 30th, 2023: Utah family YouTuber Ruby Franke is arrested on child abuse charges.
  • August 31st, 2023: Donald Trump pleads not guilty to charges that he led a criminal conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election.
  • August 31st, 2023: At least 74 people are killed after a fire engulfs an abandoned building in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • August 31st, 2023: Convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante escapes from Chester County Prison in Pennsylvania.
  • September 1st, 2023: Soccer: Mason Greenwood moves to Getafe.
  • September 1st, 2023: It is announced that Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al Fayed has died at the age of 94.
  • September 1st, 2023: Musician Jimmy Buffett passes away at the age of 76.
  • September 2nd, 2023: Burning Man attendees are left stranded due to heavy rains.
  • September 2nd, 2023: Wrestling: AEW releases CM Punk from his contract following a backstage altercation.
  • September 3rd, 2023: Soccer: A man is arrested for allegedly assaulting Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane.
  • September 4th, 2023: Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell dies from liver failure at the age of 56.
  • September 4th, 2023: Soccer: Antony is removed from Brazil's squad following allegations of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend.
  • September 5th, 2023: Joe Jonas files for divorce from Sophie Turner.
  • September 5th, 2023: Attorneys representing Alex Murdaugh accuse the Clerk of Court of jury tampering.
  • September 5th, 2023: "Tube Girl" begins to go viral on TikTok.
  • September 6th, 2023: Mexico's Supreme Court decriminalizes abortion.
  • September 6th, 2023: Terror suspect Daniel Khalife escapes from HMP Wandsworth in London, England.
  • September 6th, 2023: The video game "Starfield" is released.
  • September 7th, 2023: That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson (Hyde) is sentenced to 30 years in prison for rape.
  • September 7th, 2023: Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary is hit in the face with a cream pie in Brussels.
  • September 7th, 2023: The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon is accused of creating a toxic workplace environment and abusing his staff.
  • September 8th, 2023: The Rugby World Cup begins in France.
  • September 8th, 2023: More than 2,600 people are killed after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Morocco.
  • September 8th, 2023: Elon Musk says that he refused to give Ukraine access to his Starlink network over Crimea to prevent a "major act of war".
  • September 8th, 2023: French President Emmanuel Macron is heavily booed during his opening speech at the Rugby World Cup.
  • September 9th, 2023: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis issue an apology for writing letters in support of co-star Danny Masterson ahead of his sentencing.
  • September 9th, 2023: Fugitive Daniel Khalife is arrested in London.
  • September 9th, 2023: Police in the Netherlands use water cannons and arrest 2,400 climate change protesters who were blocking the A12 highway into The Hague.
  • September 9th, 2023: UFC 293: Sean Strickland beats Israel Adesanya.
  • September 10th, 2023: Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales announces that he will be resigning.
  • September 11th, 2023: Soccer: Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is provisionally suspended from playing due to an anti-doping offence.
  • September 12th, 2023: American explorer Mark Dickey is rescued from one of Turkey's deepest caves.
  • September 12th, 2023: EU laws force Apple to replace its iPhone lightning charger with a USB-C charger.
  • September 12th, 2023: Thousands of people are killed in floods in Libya.
  • September 12th, 2023: Federal charges are brought against five former Memphis police officers over the death of Tyre Nichols.
  • September 12th, 2023: An investigation is launched after a Seattle police officer is filmed saying that a woman killed by a police car "had limited value".
  • September 12th, 2023: 56 people die in an apartment building fire in Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • September 12th, 2023: The game engine "Unity" announces a controversial plan to charge developers a runtime fee.
  • September 13th, 2023: Escaped murderer Danelo Cavalcante is captured following a manhunt.
  • September 14th, 2023: France announces plans to ban disposable vapes.
  • September 14th, 2023: The European Central Bank raises interest rates to a record high to curb inflation.
  • September 14th, 2023: Hunter Biden is indicted on federal gun charges.
  • September 14th, 2023: NASA says that the study of UFOs will require new scientific techniques and technology.
  • September 15th, 2023: The film "Dumb Money" is released.
  • September 15th, 2023: Nearly 13,000 workers walk out of three auto plants in Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio due to a pay dispute.
  • September 15th, 2023: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis resign from their anti-child abuse charity amid criticism of their defense of former co-star and convicted rapist Danny Masterson.
  • September 16th, 2023: English comedian and actor Russell Brand is accused of rape, sexual assault, and abuse.
  • September 16th, 2023: Libya floods: The death toll rises to 11,300 in Derna.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 17th, 2023, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2023 is the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 17th, 2023 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.
Toys

Popular toys and games in 2023.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2023.

The PlayStation 5
The PlayStation 5

The Xbox Series X
The Xbox Series X

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 17th.

Robert De Niro

Actor.
Born on August 17th, 1943
He turned 80 on this day in 2023.

David Koresh

Cult leader. Deceased
Born on August 17th, 1959
He was not alive on this date.

Sean Penn

Actor.
Born on August 17th, 1960
He turned 63 on this day in 2023.

Scott Halberstadt

Actor.
Born on August 17th, 1976
He turned 47 on this day in 2023.

Thierry Henry

French soccer player.
Born on August 17th, 1977
He turned 46 on this day in 2023.

James Tindale

Geordie Shore.
Born on August 17th, 1990
He turned 33 on this day in 2023.

Austin Butler

Actor.
Born on August 17th, 1991
He turned 32 on this day in 2023.

Paige

Wrestler.
Born on August 17th, 1992
She turned 31 on this day in 2023.

Lil Pump

Rapper.
Born on August 17th, 2000
He turned 23 on this day in 2023.

The Kid Laroi

Australian singer.
Born on August 17th, 2003
He turned 20 on this day in 2023.

USA

US President.

Joe Biden was the President of the United States on August 17th, 2023.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Rishi Sunak was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Micheál Martin was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 17th, 2023 was most likely conceived around November 24th, 2022.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 17th, 2023 is close to May 9th, 2024.

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Stats for August 17th, 2023

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 17th, 2023.

  • 35 days have passed since this date.
  • 5 weeks have passed.
  • 3,024,000 seconds have passed since August 17th, 2023.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 3,528,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,560,384,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 504,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 260,064 steps. That's roughly 116 miles!
  • Since this date, 36,288 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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