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August 17, 1978 was a Thursday and it was the 229th day of the year 1978. It was the 33rd Thursday of that year. The next time you can reuse your old 1978 calendar will be in 2023. 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 Saturday. Next year it will be Monday and two years from now it will be Tuesday. You can check the calendars below if you’re planning what to do on your birthday.
There are 181 days left before your next birthday. You will be 41 years old when that day comes. There have been 14,794 days from the day you were born up to today. If you’ve been sleeping 8 hours daily since birth, then you have slept a total of 4,931 days or 13.50 years. You spent 33% of your life sleeping. Since night and day always follow each other, there were precisely 501 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 19 at 15:54:00 GMT – Tuesday.
Fun stat: Your first one billion seconds (1,000,000,000) happened sometime on April 25, 2010.
If a dog named Chimmi - a Lakeland Terrier breed, was born on the same date as you then it will be 180 dog years old today. A dog’s first human year is equal to 15 dog years. Dogs age differently depending on breed and size. When you reach the age of 6 Chimmi will be 40 dog years old. From that point forward a small-sized dog like Chimmi will age 4 dog years for every human year.
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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.
- 1920Maureen O'Hara
- 1933Mark Dinning
- 1939Anthony Valentine
- 1951Robert Joy
- 1961Larry B. Scott
- 1978Ebon Moss-Bachrach
- 1988Bianca Collins
- 1990Colin Bates
- 1991Qory Sandioriva
- 1996Ella Cruz
View the complete list of August 17 celebrity birthdays.
Here’s a short list of famous people in history who were born on Aug 17.
- 1768Louis Desaix, French general (d. 1800)
- 1866Mahbub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI, Indian 6th Nizam of Hyderabad (d. 1911)
- 1896Leslie Groves, American general and engineer (d. 1970)
- 1914Bill Downs, American journalist (d. 1978)
- 1920Maureen O'Hara, Irish-American actress and singer (d. 2015)
- 1943Ian McAllister, Scottish businessman
- 1946Martha Coolidge, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- 1959Chika Sakamoto, Japanese voice actress and singer
- 1975Carmina Villaroel, Filipino model and actress
- 1993Sarah Sjöström, Swedish swimmer
View the complete list of August 17 famous birthdays.
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.
- 1585Eighty Years’ War: Siege of Antwerp: Antwerp is captured by Spanish forces under Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma, who orders Protestants to leave the city and as a result over half of the 100,000 inhabitants flee to the northern provinces.
- 1597Islands Voyage: Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, and Sir Walter Raleigh set sail on an expedition to the Azores.
- 1611Gaspar de Borja y Velasco is made a cardinal by Pope Paul V.
- 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.
- 1943World War II: First Québec Conference of Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and William Lyon Mackenzie King begins.
- 1947The Radcliffe Line, the border between Dominion of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed.
- 1950Hill 303 massacre: American POWs are shot to death by the North Korean Army.
- 1977The Soviet icebreaker Arktika becomes the first surface ship to reach the North Pole.
- 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.
View the complete list of August 17 historical events.
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Your birthday numbers 8, 17, and 1978 reveal that your Life Path number is 5. It represents progress, adventure and opportunity. You possess the curiosity of a cat and long to experience all of life.
The following celebrities also have the same life path number: Chrissy Amphlett, Morgana King, Cat Stevens, Ayten Alpman, Richie Furay, Julian De La Celle, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Izabella Miko, Tom Holland, Adam Pally.
The Western zodiac or sun sign of a person born on August 17 is Leo ♌ (The Lion) – a fixed sign with Fire as Western element. The ruling planet is Sun – the center of our universe. According to the ancient art of Chinese astrology (or Eastern zodiac), Horse is the mythical animal and Earth is the Eastern element of a person born on August 17, 1978.
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 ‘Thursday’ is sapphire.
Fun fact: The birth flower for 17th August 1978 is Poppy for preparedness.
When it comes to love and relationship, you are most compatible with a person born on June 2, 1977. You have a Love Match compatibility score of +143. Imagine being in love with your soul mate. On the negative side, you are most incompatible with a person born on February 14, 1994. Your incompatibility score is -183. You’ll be like a cat and a dog on a love-hate relationship. Arf-arf, I want to bite you. Meow-meow, stay away from me!
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Q: What do you call a person who shares the same birthday?
A: Birthday twins – easy!
Fun stat: The world population in the year of your birth is 4,304,105,753. (U.S. Census Bureau)
The number-one hit song in the U.S. at the day of your birth was Three Times a Lady by Commodores as compiled by Billboard Hot 100 (August 19, 1978). Ask your parents if they know this popular song.
I do not know how you feel about this, but you were a female ♀ in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Australia approximately on 1150. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, geologist.
Your brief psychological profile in that past life: Inquisitive, inventive, liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor.
Lessons that your last past life brought to present: There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson – to search, to find and to use this bridge.
Can you remember who you were?
Base on the data published by the United Nations Population Division, an estimated 122,638,528 babies were born throughout the world in the year 1978. The estimated number of babies born on 17th August 1978 is 335,996. That’s equivalent to 233 babies every minute. Try to imagine if all of them are crying at the same time.
In the United States, the most popular baby name is Jennifer. This name was given to 56,323 baby girls. For the boys it’s Michael. This name was recorded 67,158 times in the year 1978. Any chance you are Jennifer or Michael? (Source: ssa.gov)
Here’s a quick list of all the fun birthday facts about August 17, 1978. Celebrities, famous birthdays, historical events, and past life were excluded.
- Day index: 229th day of 1978
- Day of week: Thursday
- Day of week birthstone: Sapphire
- Week index: 33rd Thursday of 1978
- Next same calendar year: 2023
- Day of week this year: Saturday
- Day of week next year: Monday
- Day of week in 2021: Tuesday
- Days until next birthday: 181 days
- Age on next birthday: 41 years old
- Days since birth: 14,794 days
- Days spent sleeping: 4,931 days
- Years spent sleeping: 13.50 years
- Part of life spent sleeping: 33%
- Full moons since birth: 501
- Next full moon: February 19 at 15:54:00 GMT – Tuesday
- First one billion seconds: Sometime on April 25, 2010
- Age in dog years: 180 dog years old using a Lakeland Terrier breed
- Life path number and meaning: 5 – It represents progress, adventure and opportunity. You possess the curiosity of a cat and long to experience all of life.
- Western zodiac sign: Leo ♌ (The Lion)
- Western zodiac element: Fire
- Western zodiac sign quality: Fixed
- Western zodiac ruling planet: Sun – the center of our universe
- Western zodiac gemstone: Onyx
- Eastern zodiac animal: Horse
- Eastern zodiac element: Earth
- Modern birthstone: Peridot
- Mystical birthstone: Diamond (based on Tibetan origin)
- Birth flower: Poppy for preparedness
- Best compatible birthday: June 2, 1977 (+143)
- Worst compatible birthday: February 14, 1994 (-183)
- 1978 world population: 4,304,105,753
- Number one song: Three Times a Lady by Commodores (August 19, 1978)
- Babies born in 1978: 122,638,528
- Babies born in 1978 every day: 335,996
- Babies born in 1978 every minute: 233
- Popular girl’s name: Jennifer – 56,323 babies
- Popular boy’s name: Michael – 67,158 babies
Try another birth date of someone you know or try the birthday of these celebrities: February 6, 1948 – Bunny Rugs, Jamaican singer (Third World and Inner Circle) (d. 2014); September 10, 1976 – Matt Morgan, American basketball player, wrestler, and actor; January 11, 1985 – Aja Naomi King, American actress.
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