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October 17, 1979 was a Wednesday and it was the 290th day of the year 1979. The next time you can reuse your old 1979 calendar will be in 2018. 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 21 days left before your next birthday. You will be 38 years old when that day comes. There have been 13,859 days from the day you were born up to today. Since night and day always follow each other, there were exactly 469 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 October 5 at 18:41:00 GMT – Thursday.
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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.
- 1933The Singing Nun
- 1936Sathima Bea Benjamin
- 1968Ziggy Marley
- 1969Wood Harris
- 1969Wyclef Jean
- 1970Shauna O'Brien
- 1974Dhondup Wangchen
- 1983Riki Miura
- 1992Sam Concepcion
View the complete list of celebrity birthdays for October 17.
Here’s a short list of famous people in history who were born on Oct 17.
- 1908Red Rolfe, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1969)
- 1918Ralph Wilson, American businessman, founded the Buffalo Bills (d. 2014)
- 1935Sydney Chapman, English architect and politician, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household (d. 2014)
- 1937Paxton Whitehead, English actor
- 1959Ron Drummond, American author and scholar
- 1967René Dif, Danish singer and actor (Aqua)
- 1969Ernie Els, South African golfer and sportscaster
- 1969Wood Harris, American actor and producer
- 1979Marcela Bovio, Mexican singer-songwriter and violinist (Stream of Passion and Elfonía)
- 1987Bea Alonzo, Filipino actress and singer
View the complete list of famous birthdays for October 17.
These were the events that made history that coincide with your birthday.
- 1448Second Battle of Kosovo, where the mainly Hungarian army led by John Hunyadi is defeated by an Ottoman army led by Sultan Murad II.
- 1558Poczta Polska, the Polish postal service, is founded.
- 1662Charles II of England sells Dunkirk to France for 40,000 pounds.
- 1781American Revolutionary War: British General Charles, Earl Cornwallis surrenders at the Siege of Yorktown.
- 1918Haitian rebels attack the barracks of the Gendarmerie of Haiti, igniting the Second Caco War
- 1933Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany and moves to the United States.
- 1943The Burma Railway (Burma–Thailand Railway) is completed.
- 1956Donald Byrne and Bobby Fischer play a famous chess game called The Game of the Century. Fischer beat Byrne and wins a Brilliancy prize.
- 1979The Department of Education Organization Act is signed into law creating the US Department of Education and US Department of Health and Human Services.
- 2001Israeli tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi becomes the first Israeli minister to be assassinated in a terrorist attack.
View the complete list of historical events for October 17.
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Your birthday numbers 10, 17 and 1979 reveal that your Life Path number is 8. It represents experience, authority and endeavour. You are gifted with natural leadership and the capacity to accumulate great wealth.
The following celebrities also have the same life path number: Ted Danson, Tito Arévalo, Raelee Hill, Lee Norris, Keisuke Koide, Nadine Chandrawinata, D. W. Griffith, Yumi Yoshimura, Jo Anne Worley, Rachel Platten.
The zodiac sign of a person born on October 17 is Libra ♎. According to the ancient art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac), Sheep is the mythical animal and Earth is the element of a person born on October 17, 1979.
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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 ‘Wednesday’ is amethyst.
The number-one hit song in the U.S. at the day of your birth was Rise by Herb Alpert as compiled by Billboard Hot 100 (October 20, 1979). Ask your parents if they know this popular song.
Try another birth date of someone you know or try the birthday of these celebrities: September 16, 1959 – Victory Tischler-Blue, American bass player, director, and producer (The Runaways); October 29, 1917 – Eddie Constantine, American-French actor and singer (d. 1993); January 10, 1964 – Tony Gardner, English actor, screenwriter, and physician.
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