What happened this day in history October 17, 2000

What are the important events that happened on October 17, 2000? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 17, 2000: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 17, 2000 is the 291st day of the year 2000 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 75 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 4, 2000 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 971,740,800 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 ‘dihectaenneacontahenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $1,460.25. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper 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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October 17, 2000 Historical Events

  • 2000
    Train crash at Hatfield, north of London, leading to collapse of Railtrack.

Who died on October 17, 2000?

  • 2000
    Joachim Nielsen, Norwegian rock musician and poet (b. 1964)
  • 2000
    Leo Nomellini, football player and wrestler (b. 1924)

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