October 17, 1979: Day of the Week
October 17, 1979 was the 290th day of the year 1979 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 75 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
A person born on this day will be 43 years old today. If that same person saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $7,206.00 today.
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Here’s the October 1979 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1979 calendar.
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Zodiac & Birthstone
Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper 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).
October 17, 1979 Historical Event(s)
- 1979Mother Teresa awarded the Nobel Peace 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.
Who were born on October 17, 1979?
- 1979Alexandros Nikolaidis, Greek taekwondo athlete
- 1979Kimi Räikkönen, Finnish race car driver
- 1979Kostas Tsartsaris, Greek basketball player
- 1979Marcela Bovio, Mexican singer and violinist (Stream of Passion)
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