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October 17, 1940 was a Thursday and it was the 291st 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 Tuesday. Next year it will be Wednesday and two years from now it will be Thursday. You can check the calendars below if you’re planning what to do on your birthday.
There are 56 days left before your next birthday. You will be 77 years old when that day comes. There have been 28,068 days from the day you were born up to today. Since night and day always follow each other, there were exactly 950 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.
- 1918Rita Hayworth
- 1948Margot Kidder
- 1950Howard Rollins
- 1958Alan Jackson
- 1969Wood Harris
- 1969Wyclef Jean
- 1971Kim Ljung
- 1978Erin Karpluk
- 1979Marcela Bovio
- 1988Yuko Oshima
View the complete list of celebrity birthdays for October 17.
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Here’s a short list of famous people in history who were born on Oct 17.
- 1582Johann Gerhard, German theologian and academic (d. 1637)
- 1814Yakiv Holovatsky, Ukrainian historian, scholar, and poet (d. 1888)
- 1948Robert Jordan, American soldier and author (d. 2007)
- 1960Bernie Nolan, Irish singer and actress (The Nolans) (d. 2013)
- 1975Francis Bouillon, American-Canadian ice hockey player
- 1977André Villas-Boas, Portuguese footballer and manager
- 1977Bryan Bertino, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- 1979Marcela Bovio, Mexican singer-songwriter and violinist (Stream of Passion and Elfonía)
- 1986Aija Brumermane, Latvian basketball player
- 1992Nanami Sakuraba, Japanese actress and singer
View the complete list of famous birthdays for October 17.
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These were the events that made history that coincide with your birthday.
- 456Battle of Placentia: Ricimer, supported by Majorian (comes domesticorum), defeats the Roman usurper Avitus near Piacenza (Northern Italy) .
- 1604Kepler’s Supernova: German astronomer Johannes Kepler observes a supernova in the constellation Ophiuchus.
- 1860First The Open Championship (referred to in North America as the British Open).
- 1940The body of Communist propagandist Willi Münzenberg found in South France, starting a never-resolved mystery.
- 1945Archbishop Damaskinos of Athens becomes Prime Minister of Greece between the pull-out of the German occupation force in 1944 and the return of King Georgios II to Greece.
- 1956The first commercial nuclear power station is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Sellafield,in Cumbria, England.
- 1965The 1964–65 New York World’s Fair closes after a two-year run. More than 51 million people had attended the event.
- 1977German Autumn: Four days after it is hijacked, Lufthansa Flight 181 lands in Mogadishu, Somalia, where a team of German GSG 9 commandos later rescues all remaining hostages on board.
- 19891989 Loma Prieta earthquake (7.1 on the Richter scale) hits the San Francisco Bay Area and causes 57 deaths directly (and 6 indirectly).
- 1989Peaceful Revolution: The East German Politburo votes to remove Erich Honecker from his role as General Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany.
View the complete list of historical events for October 17.
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Your birthday numbers 10, 17 and 1940 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: Shia LaBeouf, Howard Hawks, Billy Ray Cyrus, Pierre Richard, François Périer, Andy Devine, Mike Stoller, LaWanda Page, Billy Squier, Kelly Rowland.
The zodiac sign of a person born on October 17 is Libra ♎. 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 October 17, 1940.
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Opal is the modern birthstone for the month of October while Jasper is the mystical birth stone (based on Tibetan origin). The zodiac gemstone for Libra is chrysolite. Lastly, the birthday stone for the day of the week ‘Thursday’ is sapphire.
Try another birth date of someone you know or try the birthday of these celebrities: September 29, 1939 – Dan Crary, American singer and guitarist; January 13, 1925 – Rosemary Murphy, American actress (d. 2014); May 18, 1985 – Francesca Battistelli, American singer-songwriter.
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