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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 was 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 363 days left before your next birthday. You will be 30 years old when that day comes. There have been 10,594 days from the day you were born up to today. Since night and day always follow each other, there were exactly 359 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 September 6 at 07:04:00 GMT – Wednesday.
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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.
- 1918Evelyn Ankers
- 1926Jean Poiret
- 1935Oleg Tabakov
- 1947Jennifer Rhodes
- 1957Robin Cousins
- 1960Stephan Eicher
- 1968Andriy Kuzmenko
- 1980Tootsie Guevara
- 1982Mark Salling
- 1988Natalie Sandtorv
View the complete list of celebrity birthdays for August 17.
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Here’s a short list of famous people in history who were born on Aug 17.
- 1601Pierre de Fermat, French lawyer and mathematician (d. 1665)
- 1914Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1988)
- 1933Mark Dinning, American singer (d. 1986)
- 1942Shane Porteous, Australian actor, animator, and screenwriter
- 1954Andrés Pastrana Arango, Colombian lawyer and politician, 38th President of Colombia
- 1957Ken Kwapis, American director and screenwriter
- 1959Jonathan Franzen, American author and critic
- 1972Habibul Bashar, Bangladeshi cricketer
- 1974Giuliana Rancic, Italian-American journalist and actress
- 1995Gracie Gold, American figure skater
View the complete list of famous birthdays for August 17.
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These were the events that made history that coincide with your birthday.
- 1424Hundred Years’ War: Battle of Verneuil: An English force under John, Duke of Bedford defeats a larger French army under Jean II, Duke of Alençon, John Stewart, and Earl Archibald of Douglas.
- 1560The Roman Catholic Church is overthrown and Protestantism is established as the national religion in Scotland.
- 1597Islands Voyage: Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, and Sir Walter Raleigh set sail on an expedition to the Azores.
- 1723Ioan Giurgiu Patachi becomes Bishop of Făgăraș and is festively installed in his position at the St. Nicolas Cathedral in Făgăraș, after being formally confirmed earlier by Pope Clement XI.
- 1914World War I: Battle of Stallupönen: The German army of General Hermann von François defeats the Russian force commanded by Paul von Rennenkampf near modern-day Nesterov, Russia.
- 1950Hill 303 massacre: American POWs are shot to death by the North Korean Army.
- 1953Addiction: First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in Southern California.
- 1958Pioneer 0, America’s first attempt at lunar orbit, is launched using the first Thor-Able rocket and fails. Notable as one of the first attempted launches beyond Earth orbit by any country.
- 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.
- 1988President of Pakistan Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash.
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: Greg Evigan, Michael Paré, Mighty Joe Young, Dean Riesner, Bobby Freeman, Martha Byrne, Tun Tun, Mikky Ekko, Cynthia Rothrock, Maurice Argent.
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.
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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: November 3, 1930 – Lois Smith, American actress; March 1, 1988 – Katija Pevec, American actress; November 11, 1909 – Robert Ryan, American actor (d. 1973).
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