What are the important events that happened on August 17, 1973? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 17, 1973: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 17, 1973 is the 229th day of the year 1973 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 136 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 4, 1973 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,906,560 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaicosaenneagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $13,771.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Ox is the mythical animal and Water is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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Who died on August 17, 1973?

  • 1973
    Conrad Aiken, American author (b. 1889)
  • 1973
    Jean Barraqué, French composer (b. 1928)
  • 1973
    Paul Williams, American singer (The Temptations) (b. 1939)

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