What happened this day in history August 17, 1969

What are the important events that happened on August 17, 1969? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 17, 1969: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 17, 1969 is the 229th day of the year 1969 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 136 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 4, 1969 – a Sunday. 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 ‘dihectaicosaenneagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $172.84. (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.

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

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August 17, 1969 Historical Events

  • 1969
    Category 5 Hurricane Camille hits the Mississippi coast, killing 248 people and causing $1.5 billion in damage.

Who were born on August 17, 1969?

  • 1969
    Christian Laettner, American basketball player
  • 1969
    Donnie Wahlberg, American actor and singer (New Kids On The Block)
  • 1969
    Kelvin Mercer, American rapper (De La Soul)

Who died on August 17, 1969?

  • 1969
    Otto Stern, German physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)

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