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August 17, 1980 was a Sunday and it was the 230th day of the year 1980. The next time you can reuse your old 1980 calendar will be in 2036. Both calendars will be exactly the same! This is assuming you are not interested in the dates for Easter and other irregular holidays that are based on a lunisolar calendar.
The day of the week of your birthday this year is Thursday. Next year it will be Friday and two years from now it will be Saturday. You can check the calendars below if you’re planning what to do on your birthday.
There are 144 days left before your next birthday. You will be 37 years old when that day comes. There have been 13,370 days from the day you were born up to today. Since night and day always follow each other, there were exactly 453 full moons after you were born up to this day. How many of them did you see? The next full moon that you can see will be on April 11 at 06:09:00 GMT – Tuesday.
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You might be happy to know that the following celebrities share your birthday. The list was randomly chosen and arranged in chronological order.
- 1933Mark Dinning
- 1942Shane Porteous
- 1946Martha Coolidge
- 1951Richard Hunt
- 1953Kevin Rowland
- 1962John Marshall Jones
- 1962Pierre Sanoussi-Bliss
- 1978Karena Lam
- 1982Mark Salling
- 1987Kemp Muhl
View the complete list of celebrity birthdays for August 17.
Here’s a short list of famous people in history who were born on Aug 17.
- 1629John III Sobieski, Polish–Lithuanian king (d. 1696)
- 1794Prince Alexander of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst (d. 1849)
- 1887Marcus Garvey, Jamaican journalist and activist, founded Black Star Line (d. 1940)
- 1909Larry Clinton, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1985)
- 1918Evelyn Ankers, Chilean-American actress and singer (d. 1985)
- 1943Dave “Snaker” Ray, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Koerner, Ray & Glover) (d. 2002)
- 1946Martha Coolidge, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- 1966Jüri Luik, Estonian politician and diplomat, 18th Estonian Minister of Defense
- 1982Phil Jagielka, English footballer
- 1991Qory Sandioriva, Indonesian model, Puteri Indonesia 2009
View the complete list of famous birthdays for August 17.
These were the events that made history that coincide with your birthday.
- 986Byzantine–Bulgarian wars: Battle of the Gates of Trajan: The Bulgarians under the Comitopuli Samuel and Aron defeat the Byzantine forces at the Gates of Trajan, with Byzantine Emperor Basil II barely escaping.
- 1585A first group of colonists sent by Sir Walter Raleigh under the charge of Ralph Lane lands in the New World to create Roanoke Colony on Roanoke Island, off the coast of present-day North Carolina.
- 1740Pope Benedict XIV, previously known as Prospero Lambertini succeeds Clement XII as the 247th Pope.
- 1862American Indian Wars: The Dakota War of 1862 begins in Minnesota as Lakota warriors attack white settlements along the Minnesota River.
- 1864American Civil War: Battle of Gainesville: Confederate forces defeat Union troops near Gainesville, Florida.
- 1908Fantasmagorie, the first animated cartoon, created by Émile Cohl, is shown in Paris, France.
- 1943World War II: First Québec Conference of Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and William Lyon Mackenzie King begins.
- 1970Venera program: Venera 7 launched. It will later become the first spacecraft to successfully transmit data from the surface of another planet (Venus).
- 1998Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an “improper physical relationship” with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he “misled people” about the relationship.
- 2008American swimmer Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games.
View the complete list of historical events for August 17.
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Your birthday numbers 8, 17 and 1980 reveal that your Life Path number is 7. It represents analysis, awareness and understanding. You are the searcher and the seeker of the truth.
The following celebrities also have the same life path number: Billy Thorpe, Hannelore Schroth, Bob Yari, Greg Antonacci, Clayton Snyder, Tommy Bond, R. L. Burnside, Jonathan Groff, Laura Betti, Ray Downs.
The zodiac sign of a person born on August 17 is Leo ♌. According to the ancient art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac), Monkey is the mythical animal and Metal is the element of a person born on August 17, 1980.
Peridot is the modern birthstone for the month of August while Diamond is the mystical birth stone (based on Tibetan origin). The zodiac gemstone for Leo is onyx. Lastly, the birthday stone for the day of the week ‘Sunday’ is topaz.
The number-one hit song in the U.S. at the day of your birth was Magic by Olivia Newton-John as compiled by Billboard Hot 100 (August 23, 1980). Ask your parents if they know this popular song.
Try another birth date of someone you know or try the birthday of these celebrities: March 11, 1960 – Robert Glenister, English actor and director; February 20, 1948 – Jennifer O'Neill, Brazilian-American actress; March 9, 1964 – Juliette Binoche, French actress and dancer.
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