August 17, 1972

Here are all the facts you need to know about your birthday on Thursday, August 17, 1972:

🕰️ Born into › Generation X
🎉 Next birthday will be on › Sunday
🎂 How many days until my birthday ›

Countdown time to your next birthday:


🍿 Number one movie › The Godfather
🎮 Number one video game › Pong
🎵 Number one song › "Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O'Sullivan

🐀 Chinese Zodiac › Rat
☀️ Sun Sign › Leo
🔥 Zodiac Element › Fire
🌠 Zodiac Quality › Fixed
🪐 Ruling Planet › Sun ☉
🐼 Spirit Animal › Salmon

🔢 Life Path Number › 8
🌼 Birth flower › Gladiolus
🪨 Birthstone › Peridot and Sardonyx
📅 Lucky day › Sunday
Power Color › Orange

⛽ Gas price per gallon › $0.36





🏛️ President of United States ›
🌎 World population › 3,851,545,181 Source: un.org

⚡️ You’ve traveled over 30,344,000,000 miles through the Milky Way.
⚡️ You have blinked over 464,263,200 times in your lifetime
⚡️ Your heart beat over 2,184,768,000 times.
⚡️ You have taken about 3,186,120,000 steps.
⚡️ You have taken about 382,334,400 breaths since your birth.

⏱️ Your billionth (1,000,000,000) second was on April 25, 2004.


What happened on my birthday

1590
Governor of Roanoke Island colony, John White, returns from England to find no trace of the colonists he had left there 3 years earlier [or Aug 18, 1591].

1903
Joe Pulitzer donates $1 million to Columbia University & begins the Pulitzer Prizes in America.

1945
Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta declare Indonesia (Dutch East Indies) independent from the Netherlands.

1945
Korea is divided into North and South Korea along the 38th parallel.

1947
The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed.

1998
Monica Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony he had an "improper physical relationship" with the intern and on the same day admits before the nation he "misled people" about the relationship.


Famous people with my birthday

1955
Kevin Welch, American country songwriter ("True Love Never Dies")

1926
Jean Poiret [Jean-Gustave Poiré], French actor, director, and screenwriter (La Cage Aux Folles)

1975
Giuliana DePandi, Italian-born American television personality

1969
Donnie Wahlberg, American pop singer (New Kids On The Block - "Hangin' Tough"), actor (Band of Brothers; Boomtown), and producer

1968
Helen McCrory, English actress (The Queen, Peaky Blinders)

1960
Bruce Penhall, American actor (Savage Beach)

1933
Glenn Corbett [Glen Edwin Rothenburg], American actor (Route 66; Shenandoah; Chisum)

1991
Austin Butler, American actor (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Elvis)


Holidays on Thursday, August 17th

National Black Cat Appreciation Day
National Black Cat Appreciation Day, celebrated on August 17, is a day to show love and appreciation for black cats, aiming to break the stereotypes and increase their adoption, since they are often overlooked despite being just as wonderful as other cats.

National Thrift Shop Day
National Thrift Shop Day, celebrated on August 17, encourages people to shop at and support thrift stores, which help community members in need by selling donated goods at low prices.

National I LOVE My feet Day
National I Love My Feet Day, celebrated every August 17, is a day to appreciate and take care of our feet for all the hard work they do in supporting our body, helping us balance, and carrying us through life.

National Nonprofit Day
National Nonprofit Day, celebrated on August 17th, is a day to recognize and appreciate the hard work and positive impact of nonprofit organizations that work to improve our communities and help people in need.

Baby Boomers Recognition Day
Baby Boomers Recognition Day, celebrated on August 17th, honors the generation born between 1946 and 1964 for their contributions and achievements in shaping modern society.

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