October 17, 1971

Here are all the facts you need to know about your birthday on Sunday, October 17, 1971:

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

Countdown time to your next birthday:

🍿 Number one movie › Fiddler on the Roof
🎮 Number one video game › The Oregon Trail
🎵 Number one song › "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart

🐖 Chinese Zodiac › Pig
☀️ Sun Sign › Libra
💨 Zodiac Element › Air
🌠 Zodiac Quality › Cardinal
🪐 Ruling Planet › Venus ♀
🐼 Spirit Animal › Raven

🔢 Life Path Number › 9
🌼 Birth flower › Marigold
🪨 Birthstone › Opal and Tourmaline
📅 Lucky day › Friday
Power Color › Pink

Gas price per gallon › $0.36

🏛️ President of United States
🌎 World population › 3,775,790,900 Source: un.org

⚡️ You’ve traveled over 30,736,000,000 miles through the Milky Way.
⚡️ You have blinked over 470,260,800 times in your lifetime
⚡️ Your heart beat over 2,212,992,000 times.
⚡️ You have taken about 3,227,280,000 steps.
⚡️ You have taken about 387,273,600 breaths since your birth.

⏱️ Your billionth (1,000,000,000) second was on June 25, 2003.

What happened on my birthday

Battle at Tours (Poitiers): Charles Martel's Frankish and Burgundian forces beat those of al-Andalus under Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi halting Islamic influence (date disputed).

French and British forces bombard Sevastopol for the first time during the Crimean War.

Guglielmo Marconi's company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland.

Burma railway completed, built by Allied POWs and Asian laborers for use of the Japanese army.

OPEC oil ministers use oil as an economic weapon in the Arab-Israeli War, mandating a cut in exports and recommending an embargo against unfriendly states.

Islamic State headquarters Raqqa declared under full control of US-led alliance by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Talal Sello after 4 months of fighting.

Famous people with my birthday

Lawrence Bender, American film producer (Reservoir Dogs; Death Proof; Django Unchained; An Inconvenient Truth)

Sam Bottoms, actor (Prime Risk, Savages)

John Okafor, Nigerian Nollywood actor and comedian

Norm MacDonald, Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, and actor (Saturday Night Live, 1993-98; Dirty Work; The Norm Show)

Bea Alonzo, Filipina actress

Fred Hickman, American sports broadcaster (CNN, TBS, YES Network, ESPN; NY Sports Emmy Award 2004)

Phoebe Tonkin, Australian actress

Shauna O'Brien, Pasco Wash, actress (Showgirls)

Holidays on Sunday, October 17th

Women in Military Service for America Memorial Anniversary
The Women in Military Service for America Memorial Anniversary on October 17 celebrates and remembers the brave women who fought alongside men in the military, showcasing their strength and intelligence in protecting our country.

National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day, celebrated every third Monday of October, is a day dedicated to tidying up our computer desktops to keep them organized and running smoothly, inspired by the Personal Computer Museum in Ontario, Canada.

British Food Fortnight
British Food Fortnight is a fun, two-week event celebrating traditional British cuisine and promoting healthy eating, taking place across the UK in schools, restaurants, and homes.

National Mulligan Day
National Mulligan Day, celebrated on October 17, is all about getting a second chance to fix a mistake, originally from golf, but really it's for any part of life where you wish you could have a do-over.

Black Poetry Day
Black Poetry Day, celebrated every October 17th, honors African American poets and their powerful contributions to literature, showcasing the black experience through words, and marks the birth of Jupiter Hammon, the first published black poet in the U.S.


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