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Friday August 17, 1979

August 17, 1979: Day of the Week

August 17, 1979 was the 229th day of the year 1979 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 136 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

A person born on this day will be 39 years old today. If that same person saved a Cent every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $127.31 today.

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Here’s the August 1979 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1979 calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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Sheep is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for a person born on this day if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac).

August 17, 1979 Historical Event(s)

  • 1979
    Two Soviet Aeroflot jetliners collide in mid-air over Ukraine, killing 156.

Who were born on August 17, 1979?

  • 1979
    Antwaan Randle El, American football player
  • 1979
    Marcus Patric, British actor

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