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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 52 days left before your next birthday. You will be 29 years old when that day comes. There have been 10,540 days from the day you were born up to today. Since night and day always follow each other, there were exactly 357 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 July 9 at 04:09:00 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.
- 1888Monty Woolley
- 1939Anthony Valentine
- 1961Larry B. Scott
- 1971Uhm Jung-hwa
- 1975Carmina Villaroel
- 1978Ebon Moss-Bachrach
- 1982Mark Salling
- 1987Kemp Muhl
- 1988Natalie Sandtorv
- 1989Lil B
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.
- 1877Ralph McKittrick, American golfer and tennis player (d. 1923)
- 1894William Rootes, 1st Baron Rootes, English businessman, founded Rootes Group (d. 1964)
- 1895Aris Maliagros, Greek actor and singer (d. 1984)
- 1918Ike Quebec, American saxophonist and pianist (d. 1963)
- 1940Barry Sheerman, English academic and politician
- 1949Sib Hashian, American drummer (Boston and Ernie and the Automatics)
- 1953Herta Müller, Romanian-German poet and author, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1959Eric Schlosser, American journalist and author
- 1986Tyrus Thomas, American basketball player
- 1988Erika Toda, Japanese actress
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These were the events that made history that coincide with your birthday.
- 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.
- 1717Austro-Turkish War of 1716–18: The month-long Siege of Belgrade ends with Prince Eugene of Savoy’s Austrian troops capturing the city from the Ottoman Empire.
- 1784Classical composer Luigi Boccherini receives a pay rise of 12000 reals from his employer, the Infante Luis, Count of Chinchón.
- 1862American Civil War: Major General J. E. B. Stuart is assigned command of all the cavalry of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.
- 1866The Grand Duchy of Baden announces her withdrawal from the German Confederation and signs a treaty of peace and alliance with Prussia.
- 1943World War II: The U.S. Eighth Air Force suffers the loss of 60 bombers on the Schweinfurt–Regensburg mission.
- 1950Hill 303 massacre: American POWs are shot to death by the North Korean Army.
- 1982The first Compact Discs (CDs) are released to the public in Germany.
- 2002The Act of Entrusting the World to the Divine Mercy and consecration of the sanctuary in Kraków-Łagiewniki by John Paul II.
- 2015A bomb explodes near the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, killing at least 19 people and injuring 123 others.
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: Matthew Wood, Nikki Yanofsky, Jeanette Aw, Curtis Lee, Karen Mulder, Kerri Kendall, Corinne Bohrer, Beverly Sills, Ace Hood, Aya Kamiki.
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: March 13, 1985 – Emile Hirsch, American actor; July 17, 1946 – Alun Armstrong, English actor and singer; September 24, 1923 – Louis Edmonds, American actor (d. 2001).
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