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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 143 days left before your next birthday. You will be 38 years old when that day comes. There have been 13,737 days from the day you were born up to today. Since night and day always follow each other, there were exactly 465 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 June 9 at 13:11:00 GMT – Friday.
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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.
- 1921Tom Poston
- 1946Bob Seagren
- 1946Cameron Mackintosh
- 1951Roger Pontare
- 1960Bernie Nolan
- 1963Norm Macdonald
- 1974Dhondup Wangchen
- 1974Matthew Macfadyen
- 1985Max Irons
- 1992Jacob Artist
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)
- 1920Miguel Delibes, Spanish journalist and author (d. 2010)
- 1924Don Coryell, American football player and coach (d. 2010)
- 1947Simi Garewal, Indian actress and director
- 1959Ron Drummond, American author and scholar
- 1963Toby Young, English journalist and academic
- 1972Tarkan, Turkish singer-songwriter and producer
- 1974Dhondup Wangchen, Chinese director and producer
- 1978Jerry Flannery, Irish rugby player and coach
- 1986Yannick Ponsero, French figure skater
View the complete list of famous birthdays for October 17.
These were the events that made history that coincide with your birthday.
- 1860First The Open Championship (referred to in North America as the British Open).
- 1861Nineteen people are killed in the Cullin-la-ringo massacre, the deadliest massacre of Europeans by aborigines in Australian history.
- 1907Guglielmo Marconi’s company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland.
- 1945A massive number of people, headed by CGT, gather in the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, Argentina to demand Juan Perón’s release. It calls “el día de la lealtad peronista” (peronista loyalty day)
- 1965The 1964–65 New York World’s Fair closes after a two-year run. More than 51 million people had attended the event.
- 1966A fire at a building in New York City kills 12 firefighters, the fire department’s deadliest day until the September 11, 2001 attacks.
- 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.
- 1979The Department of Education Organization Act is signed into law creating the US Department of Education and US Department of Health and Human Services.
- 19891989 Loma Prieta earthquake (7.1 on the Richter scale) hits the San Francisco Bay Area and causes 57 deaths directly (and 6 indirectly).
- 2003The pinnacle is fitted on the roof of Taipei 101, a 101-floor skyscraper in Taipei, allowing it to surpass the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur by 56 m and become the world’s tallest highrise.
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: Anja Silja, Lee Miller, Gry Bay, Jennifer O'Neill, Charles Napier, Lynda La Plante, Sheryfa Luna, Mark Povinelli, Iddo Goldberg, Kim Soo-hyun.
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.
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: August 11, 1939 – Ronnie Dawson, American singer and guitarist (d. 2003); June 21, 1940 – Marika Green, Swedish-French actress; March 3, 1952 – Rudy Fernandez, Filipino actor and producer (d. 2008).
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