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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 was 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 324 days left before your next birthday. You will be 78 years old when that day comes. There have been 28,166 days from the day you were born up to today. Since night and day always follow each other, there were exactly 954 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.
- 1900Ruth Clifford
- 1910Arthur Hunnicutt
- 1940Vicente Fernández
- 1954Rene Russo
- 1962Lou Diamond Phillips
- 1969Tuesday Knight
- 1970Dominic Purcell
- 1977Erin Cardillo
- 1981Joseph Gordon-Levitt
- 1982Daniel Merriweather
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.
- 624Wu Zetian, Chinese wife of Emperor Taizong of Tang (d. 705)
- 1581Fausto Poli, Italian cardinal (d. 1653)
- 1877Isidora Sekulić, Serbian author and critic (d. 1958)
- 1922Enrico Banducci, American businessman (d. 2007)
- 1933Craig L. Thomas, American captain and politician (d. 2007)
- 1956Richard Karn, American actor and game show host
- 1963Larry the Cable Guy, American comedian and actor
- 1975Harisu, South Korean singer and actress
- 1977Bob Katsionis, Greek keyboard player (Firewind, Nightfall, and Septicflesh)
- 1982Brian Bruney, American baseball player
View the complete list of famous birthdays for February 17.
These were the events that made history that coincide with your birthday.
- 1600The philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive, for heresy, at Campo de' Fiori in Rome.
- 1863A group of citizens of Geneva founded an International Committee for Relief to the Wounded, which later became known as the International Committee of the Red Cross.
- 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.
- 1949Chaim Weizmann begins his term as the first President of Israel.
- 1959Project Vanguard: Vanguard 2 – The first weather satellite is launched to measure cloud-cover distribution.
- 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.
- 1992Nagorno-Karabakh War: Armenian troops massacre more than 20 Azerbaijani civilians in the village of Qaradağlı.
- 2008Kosovo declares independence as the Republic of Kosovo.
- 2011Libyan protests begin. In Bahrain, security forces launched a deadly pre-dawn raid on protesters in Pearl Roundabout in Manama, the day is locally known as Bloody Thursday.
- 201518 people are killed and 78 injured in a stampede at a Mardi Gras parade in Haiti.
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: Scott Miller, Didem Erol, Ian Dury, Lisbeth Movin, Robert Walker, Emma Suárez, Hayes Carll, Paul Carrack, Jay Reatard, Brian Thomas Smith.
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: September 12, 1974 – Jennifer Nettles, American singer-songwriter (Sugarland); October 10, 1987 – Rodjun Cruz, Filipino actor and dancer; January 18, 1965 – Dave Attell, American comedian, actor, and producer.
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