Wednesday August 17, 2016: on this day

About August 17th, 2016, in brief:

  • Historical events: During a counter-terrorism raid in Saint Petersburg, Russia on an apartment block, at least four North Caucasus Islamic militants were killed by Federal Security Service (FSB).
  • Day of the week: August 17th, 2016 was a Wednesday
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo (in western zodiac), Monkey (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Robert De Niro, Sean Penn
  • Moon Phase: Full Moon
  • #1 US song: Cheap Thrills by Sia Featuring Sean Paul
  • Popular movie: Suicide Squad directed by David Ayer

More about August 17th, 2016? See below for more news and curiosities on August 17th, 2016.

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What day of the week was August 17, 2016?


August 17, 2016 was a Wednesday and it was the 230th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar.

August 17, 2016 can also be written as 8/17/2016 in the US and as 17/8/2016 in UK and Europe.

August 17, 2016 in August 2016 calendar

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August 17, 2016: What happened on that day?


Here's what happened on August 17, 2016:

  • During a counter-terrorism raid in saint petersburg, russia on an apartment block, at least four north caucasus islamic militants were killed by federal security service (fsb).
  • Cisco announces a reduction of 5,500 jobs during their shift from switches and software to software.
  • Energy future holdings is a texas electric utility that asks delaware bankruptcy courts to approve a plan that would allow energy future holdings to leave chapter 11 after two years.
  • Eight people are severely injured when a train carrying passengers collides with a fallen tree on the railway line at saint-aunes in herault, france.
  • All 511 crew and passengers were evacuated from the caribbean fantasy ferry that caught fire off san juan (puerto rico).
  • Three people are killed in an unusual incident involving kiting in india. similar incidents also resulted in 500 bird injuries.
  • Following a ruling by australia's supreme court of papua new guinea, the manus regional processing centre will be closed. this was confirmed by both the australian and papua new guinea governments.
  • North korean defectors. north korea's deputy ambassador in the united kingdom, thae yoong-ho, has fled with his family to south korea.
  • Thae yongho, north korea's deputy ambassador in the united kingdom to north korea, defected with his family to south korea.
  • According to the malaysian maritime enforcement agency, mt vier harmoni is a hijacked malaysian oil tanker. it was taken off the coast malaysia. the identities of the hijackers are not known.
  • Brazil's special tribunal for fans and major events judge keyla blanc orders brazil police officers to question ryan lochte, a u.s. swimmer, over inconsistencies regarding the armed robbery of him and three other american olympians. gunnar bentz and jack conger were later taken from a plane that was returning to the united states. (reuters),
  • Hacking fears cause the website of the u.s. national security agency to go down.
  • The hybrid air vehicles hav 304 airlander 10 hybrid aircraftship makes its maiden civil flying.

August 17, 2016: What were the magazines covers that day?

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August 17, 2016: What were the stock market quotes and exchange rates that day?

Stock market quotes on August 17, 2016:

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $87.92
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $109.10
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $57.54
  • General Electric GE: opens at $31.26
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $160.97

Exchange Rates on August 17, 2016:

  • 1 USD = 0.8851 EUR
  • 1 USD = 99.986 JPY
  • 1 USD = 0.7667 GBP
  • 1 USD = 1.3053 AUD
  • 1 USD = 1.2846 CAD

August 17, 2016: What were the main match results that day?

Championship - Football (United Kingdom)

  • Barnsley - QPR : 3 - 2
  • Cardiff - Blackburn : 2 - 1
  • Newcastle - Reading : 4 - 1

League 1 - Football (United Kingdom)

  • Bristol Rvs - Bolton : 1 - 2
  • Fleetwood Town - Oxford : 2 - 0

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August 17, 2016: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?


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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for August 17th is Leo.

Leo is the 5th sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between July 23rd and August 22nd belong to the Leo sign: discover Leo personality and who should a Leo marry.

Babies born in August are either Leo or Virgo. People born before August 22nd are Leo, while people born from August 23rd have the sign of Virgo.

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August 17, 2016: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for August 17, 2016 is Monkey and the associated element is Fire.

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August 17, 2016: What was the moon phase on that day?


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The moon phase on August 17, 2016 was Full Moon.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on August 17, 2016 and is determined by the portion of the Moon's illuminated surface that is visible from Earth.

An observer located in New York City on August 17, 2016 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 100% full, rising at 07:21 pm and setting at 06:19 am.

The previous full moon was on Jul 19, 2016 while the next full moon would come on Aug 18, 2016.

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Who was born on August 17, 2016?


Whose famous birthday is on August 17th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on August 17th:

  • Robert De Niro
    Robert De Niro

    American actor, director, and businessman.

  • Sean Penn
    Sean Penn

    American actor, whose first fame was due to his marriage with madonna (8/16/1985).

  • Donnie Wahlberg
    Donnie Wahlberg

    American musician, who was a member of "the new kids on the block" along with jon, jordan knight, mcintyre, and wood.

  • Belinda Carlisle
    Belinda Carlisle

    American musician who founded an all-girl band, "the go-go's", in california 1978 with jane wiedlin and was joined by charlotte caffey...

  • Yû Aoi
    Yû Aoi

    Yû aoi is a japanese actress known for her roles in various films and television series.

  • Austin Butler
    Austin Butler

    Austin butler is a tv actor known for his roles in shows like 'the carrie diaries' and 'the shannara chronicles'.

  • Maureen O'Hara
    Maureen O'Hara

    An irish-american actress, who was especially popular in american films of the 1940s and 1950s.

  • Brady Corbet
    Brady Corbet

    Brady Corbet is an American actor, director, and writer known for his work in independent films.

  • Helen McCrory
    Helen McCrory

    British actress (b. 1968).

  • Julian Fellowes
    Julian Fellowes

    English actor, director, screenwriter, and politician.

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How old is someone born on August 17, 2016?


Someone born on August 17, 2016 is:

7 years 11 months old,

or 95 months and 8 days old,

or 414 weeks and 1 day old,

or 2899 days old,

Use our How old am I? Calculator to know the age of a person today or use the Age Calculator to determine the interval between two dates.

How many days until your next birthday if you were born on August 17, 2016?

There are 23 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Saturday August 17th 2024.

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What generation do you belong to if you were born on August 17, 2016?

You belong to the Gen Alpha generation if you were born on August 17, 2016.

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August 17, 2016: What famous people died on that day?


Famous people died on August 17, 2016:

  • Klein Gilhousen

    Co-founder of Qualcomm and pioneer in CDMA technology.

  • Arthur Hiller

    Canadian actor, director, and producer (b. 1923).

  • Víctor Mora
  • Uli Emanuele
  • Nello Sforacchi
  • Alberto Girelli

What famous deaths happened on August 17th?

Famous deaths on August 17th:

  • Billy Murray
    Billy Murray

    Singer (denver nightengale), dies at 77.

  • Pearl Bailey
    Pearl Bailey

    American entertainer, in vaudeville and nightclubs, films, and records.

  • Vivian Vance
    Vivian Vance

    Beloved American actress famous for her role as Ethel Mertz on 'I Love Lucy.

  • Yvonne Craig
    Yvonne Craig

    Yvonne Craig was an American ballet dancer and actress, best known for her role as Batgirl in the 1960s Batman television series.

  • Richard Barthelmess
    Richard Barthelmess

    Actor (heroes for sales), passes away from cancer at the age of 68.

  • Draydon Carter

    Pioneering scientist known for groundbreaking research in the field of biotechnology.

  • Pandit Jasraj

    Pandit Jasraj was a renowned Hindustani classical vocalist and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

  • Liviya Gershwin

    Liviya Gershwin was an American composer and lyricist who collaborated with her brother, George Gershwin, on numerous Broadway musicals.

  • Odai Barakat

    Talented painter known for his vibrant and expressive artworks.

  • Ardenia Hall

    Known for her work in the civil rights movement.

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August 17, 2016: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on August 17, 2016 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week August 15th and August 21st. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).


August 17, 2016: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on August 17, 2016 was Cheap Thrills by Sia Featuring Sean Paul, according to the music chart for the week August 15th and August 21st.

  1. - Cheap Thrills
  2. - One Dance
  3. - This Is What You Came For
  4. - Can't Stop The Feeling!
  5. - Cold Water

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Who was the US President on August 17, 2016?

On August 17, 2016 the US President was Barack Obama (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 17, 2016?

On August 17, 2016 the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 17, 2016?

On August 17, 2016 the Pope was Francis.

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What is special about August 17th?

August 17th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 17th day of the month of August. It is a date that occurs annually and is part of the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used around the world.

Over the years several events happened on August 17th, such as:

  • 2018 - 2018 gaza border protests: near the israel-gaza barrier, around 20,000 palestinians demonstrate. according to medical sources, two israeli defense forces personnel were killed and at least 270 more wounded by the force. 50 of these victims were shot with live ammunition.
  • 2017 - 2017 barcelona attacks: a van drove into crowds in la rambla (barcelona) in an attack that spanish police call a terrorist attack. it killed at least 12 people. isil claims responsibility for the arrest of two suspects.
  • 2016 - During a counter-terrorism raid in saint petersburg, russia on an apartment block, at least four north caucasus islamic militants were killed by federal security service (fsb).

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What happened in 2016?

2016 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A shooting occurs at a Tel Aviv pub, Israel. It leaves two people dead and eight others injured. The gunman was able to escape and perhaps killed his accomplice, an Arab taxi driver. His body was discovered nearby. The shooter was identified by the police as Nisa'at Melkham, a 30-year-old muslim from Ar'ara. He was also searched his house.
  • Two people are killed and eight others injured in a shooting at a Tel Aviv pub. The gunman was able to escape and perhaps killed his accomplice, an Arab taxi driver. His body was discovered nearby. The shooter was identified by the police as Nisa'at Melkham, a 30-year-old muslim from Ar'ara. He was also searched his house.
  • A 28-foot tall new statue of Jesus, called "Jesus de Greatest", was unveiled at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Abajah village in Nigeria's Imo state. It is the largest known African Jesus statue.

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What was the calendar for August 2016?

August 2016 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with August being the 8th month of the year. This calendar is characterized by 12 months, 365 days in a common year, and 366 days in a leap year, such as 2012.

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