What happened this day in history August 17, 1987

What are the important events that happened on August 17, 1987? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 17, 1987: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 17, 1987 is the 229th day of the year 1987 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 136 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 4, 1987 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 556,156,800 seconds 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 3, then by now that person has accumulated $11,426.00. (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.

Rabbit is the mythical animal and Fire 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, 1987?

  • 1987
    Matthew Shultz, American musician, Cage the Elephant

Who died on August 17, 1987?

  • 1987
    Gary Chester, Italian studio drummer (b. 1924)
  • 1987
    Rudolf Hess, Nazi deputy (b. 1894)
  • 1987
    Shaike Ophir, Israeli actor (b. 1929)

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