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August 17, 1988 was a Wednesday and it was the 230th day of the year 1988. The next time you can reuse your old 1988 calendar will be in 2044. 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 178 days left before your next birthday. You will be 29 years old when that day comes. There have been 10,414 days from the day you were born up to today. Since night and day always follow each other, there were exactly 353 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 March 12 at 14:55:00 GMT – Sunday.
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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.
- 1936Floyd Red Crow Westerman
- 1937Ronnie Butler
- 1939Luther Allison
- 1957Robin Cousins
- 1960Sean Penn
- 1966Maysa Leak
- 1979Marcus Patric
- 1988Natalie Sandtorv
- 1989Frederick Lau
- 1990Colin Bates
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.
- 1866Julia Marlowe, English-American actress (d. 1950)
- 1911Mikhail Botvinnik, Russian chess player and engineer (d. 1995)
- 1926Valerie Eliot, English businesswoman (d. 2012)
- 1943Edward Cowie, English composer, painter, and author
- 1946Martha Coolidge, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- 1962John Marshall Jones, American actor, director, and producer
- 1965Steve Gorman, American drummer (The Black Crowes and Trigger Hippy)
- 1966Don Sweeney, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
- 1982Mark Salling, American actor and singer
- 1986Bryton James, American actor and singer
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.
- 1386Karl Topia, the ruler of Princedom of Albania forges an alliance with the Republic of Venice, committing to participate in all wars of the Republic and receiving coastal protection against the Ottomans in return.
- 1498Cesare Borgia, son of Pope Alexander VI, becomes the first person in history to resign the cardinalate. On the same day, King Louis XII of France names him Duke of Valentinois.
- 1862American Indian Wars: The Dakota War of 1862 begins in Minnesota as Lakota warriors attack white settlements along the Minnesota River.
- 1942World War II: U.S. Marines raid the Japanese-held Pacific island of Makin (Butaritari).
- 1953Addiction: First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in Southern California.
- 1978Double Eagle II becomes first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it lands in Miserey, France near Paris, 137 hours after leaving Presque Isle, Maine.
- 1980Azaria Chamberlain disappears, at Ayers Rock, Northern Territory, probably taken by a dingo, leading to what was then the most publicized trial in Australian history.
- 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.
- 2005Over 500 bombs are set off by terrorists at 300 locations in 63 out of the 64 districts of Bangladesh
View the complete list of historical events for August 17.
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Your birthday numbers 8, 17 and 1988 reveal that your Life Path number is 6. It represents justice, nurturing and responsibility. You possess great compassion and seek to be of service to others.
The following celebrities also have the same life path number: William Berger, Maite Perroni, Henry Hathaway, Brandon Call, Junsu, Asia Nitollano, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Anthony Q. Farrell, Leon Pisani, Gary Winick.
The zodiac sign of a person born on August 17 is Leo ♌. According to the ancient art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac), Dragon is the mythical animal and Earth is the element of a person born on August 17, 1988.
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 ‘Wednesday’ is amethyst.
The number-one hit song in the U.S. at the day of your birth was Roll With It by Steve Winwood as compiled by Billboard Hot 100 (August 20, 1988). Ask your parents if they know this popular song.
Try another birth date of someone you know or try the birthday of these celebrities: February 10, 1967 – Vince Gilligan, American director, producer, and screenwriter; January 14, 1967 – Kerri Green, American actress; March 19, 1949 – Valery Leontiev, Russian singer and actor.
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