What happened this day in history August 17, 1940

What are the important events that happened on August 17, 1940? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 17, 1940: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 17, 1940 is the 230th day of the year 1940 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 136 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 4, 1940 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

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

If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $289.01. (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.

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

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Who were born on August 17, 1940?

  • 1940
    Eduardo Mignogna, Argentinian film director (d. 2006)

Who died on August 17, 1940?

  • 1940
    Billy Fiske, American aviator (b. 1911)

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