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February 17, 1940 was a Saturday and it was the 48th day of the year 1940. The next time you can reuse your old 1940 calendar will be in 2024. 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 Friday. Next year it will be Saturday and two years from now it will be Sunday. You can check the calendars below if you’re planning what to do on your birthday.
There are 26 days left before your next birthday. You will be 77 years old when that day comes. There have been 28,099 days from the day you were born up to today. Since night and day always follow each other, there were exactly 952 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 February 11 at 00:34:00 GMT – Saturday.
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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.
- 1906Mary Brian
- 1928Marta Romero
- 1931Jiřina Jirásková
- 1935Christina Pickles
- 1939John Leyton
- 1940Vicente Fernández
- 1967Chanté Moore
- 1980Jason Ritter
- 1981Paris Hilton
View the complete list of celebrity birthdays for February 17.
Here’s a short list of famous people in history who were born on Feb 17.
- 1519Francis, Duke of Guise (d. 1563)
- 1817Édouard Thilges, Luxembourgian jurist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Luxembourg (d. 1904)
- 1916Alexander Obolensky, Russian rugby player (d. 1940)
- 1940Gene Pitney, American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
- 1954Miki Berkovich, Israeli basketball player
- 1960Shunji Kosugi, Japanese wrestler
- 1963Larry the Cable Guy, American comedian and actor
- 1971Martyn Bennett, Canadian-Scottish bagpipe player and composer (d. 2005)
- 1984Marcin Gortat, Polish basketball player
- 1985Anders Jacobsen, Norwegian ski jumper
View the complete list of famous birthdays for February 17.
These were the events that made history that coincide with your birthday.
- 1500Duke Friedrich and Duke Johann attempt to subdue the peasantry of Dithmarschen, Denmark, in the Battle of Hemmingstedt.
- 1621Myles Standish is appointed as first commander of the English Plymouth Colony in North America.
- 1854The United Kingdom recognizes the independence of the Orange Free State.
- 1864American Civil War: The H. L. Hunley becomes the first submarine to engage and sink a warship, the USS Housatonic.
- 1944World War II: Operation Hailstone begins. U.S. naval air, surface, and submarine attack against Truk Lagoon, Japan’s main base in the central Pacific, in support of the Eniwetok invasion.
- 1965Project Ranger: The Ranger 8 probe launches on its mission to photograph the Mare Tranquillitatis region of the Moon in preparation for the manned Apollo missions. Mare Tranquillitatis or the “Sea of Tranquility” would become the site chosen for the Apollo 11 lunar landing.
- 1978The Troubles: The Provisional IRA detonates an incendiary bomb at the La Mon restaurant, near Belfast, killing 12 and seriously injuring 30.
- 1996NASA’s Discovery Program begins as the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft lifts off on the first mission ever to orbit and land on an asteroid, 433 Eros.
- 2003The London congestion charge is introduced.
- 2006A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.
View the complete list of historical events for February 17.
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Your birthday numbers 2, 17 and 1940 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: Sasha Roiz, Frankie Sandford, Alex Etel, Duane Eddy, Charlie Ruggles, Billy West, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Jonathan Lynn, Danny Boyle, Mitch Margo.
The zodiac sign of a person born on February 17 is Aquarius ♒. According to the ancient art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac), Dragon is the mythical animal and Metal is the element of a person born on February 17, 1940.
Amethyst is the modern birthstone for the month of February while Bloodstone is the mystical birth stone (based on Tibetan origin). The zodiac gemstone for Aquarius is garnet. Lastly, the birthday stone for the day of the week ‘Saturday’ is turquoise.
Try another birth date of someone you know or try the birthday of these celebrities: June 19, 1948 – Phylicia Rashād, American actress and singer; April 1, 1994 – Ella Eyre, English singer-songwriter; December 30, 1964 – Duglas T. Stewart, Scottish singer-songwriter and producer (BMX Bandits).
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