Thursday October 17, 2019: on this day

October 17, 2019 was the 290th day of the year 2019, under the sign of Libra and the day of the week was Thursday.

Is October 17, 2019 a day special to you? If so you may like to discover what happened on that day, the zodiac sign and moon phase on October 17, 2019, who was born and died on October 17, 2019, what holidays and observances are celebrated on October 17, 2019, which were the most popular songs, movies (e.g. Richard Jewell, directed by Clint Eastwood), TV series (e.g. Daybreak) books and videogames back then.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about October 17th, 2019 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.

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What day of the week was October 17, 2019?

October 17, 2019 was a Thursday and it was the 290th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar.

October 17, 2019 can also be written as 10/17/2019 in the US and as 17/10/2019 in UK and Europe.

October 17, 2019 in October 2019 calendar


October 17, 2019: What happened on that day?

Here's what happened on October 17, 2019:

October 17, 2019: What were the magazines covers that day?

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October 17, 2019: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for October 17th is Libra.

Libra is the 7th sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between September 23rd and October 22nd belong to the Libra sign: discover Libra personality and who should a Libra marry.

Babies born in October are either Libra or Scorpio. People born before October 22nd are Libra, while people born from October 23rd have the sign of Scorpio.

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October 17, 2019: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for October 17, 2019 is Pig and the associated element is Earth.

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October 17, 2019: What was the moon phase on that day?

Moon phase


The moon phase on October 17, 2019 was Last Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on October 17, 2019 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 October 17, 2019 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 78% full, rising at 08:41 pm and setting at 11:41 am.

The previous full moon was on Oct 13, 2019 while the next full moon would come on Nov 12, 2019.

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Who was born on October 17, 2019?

Whose famous birthday is on October 17th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on October 17th:

  • Wyclef Jean
    Wyclef Jean

    Wyclef jean is a musician, rapper, and actor known for being a member of the hip-hop group the fugees and for his solo career as a musician.

  • Montgomery Clift
    Montgomery Clift

    Renowned actor known for his roles in classic films like 'A Place in the Sun'.

  • Rob Marshall
    Rob Marshall

    American choreographer and director producer.

  • Margot Kidder
    Margot Kidder

    Margot kidder was a canadian-american actress best known for her iconic role as lois lane in the superman film series.

  • Evel Knievel
    Evel Knievel

    American daredevil and modern-day gladiator, who performs daring motorcycle stunts which have nearly killed him several times.

  • Mike Judge
    Mike Judge

    American voice actor, cartoonist, and filmmaker.

  • Jean Arthur
    Jean Arthur

    American singer and actress (d. 1991).

  • Gary Puckett
    Gary Puckett

    American musician semi-famous in 1960s with his band, gary puckett and union gap.

  • Vina Morales
    Vina Morales

    Singer and actress from the philippines.

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October 17, 2019: How old are you if you were born on that day?

You are 4 years 4 months old,

or 52 months and 6 days old,

or 227 weeks and 1 day old,

or 1590 days old,

if you were born on October 17, 2019.

How many days until your next birthday if you were born on October 17, 2019?

There are 237 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Thursday October 17th 2024.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on October 17, 2019?

You belong to the Gen Alpha generation if you were born on October 17, 2019.


October 17, 2019: What famous people died on that day?

Famous people died on October 17, 2019:

  • Elijah Cummings

    Elijah Cummings was a prominent American politician known for his service in the U.S.

  • Alicia Alonso

    Cuban ballerina and choreographer, founded the cuban national ballet (d. 2019).

  • Luigi Caligaris
  • Bill Macy
  • William Andre
  • Antonia Campi
  • Attilio Ortolani
  • Göran Malmqvist
  • Slav Bakalov

What famous deaths happened on October 17th?

Famous deaths on October 17th:

  • Danièle Delorme
    Danièle Delorme

    French actress and producer of film, the daughter a noted painter and resistance worker andra (c) girard.

  • Teresa Brewer
    Teresa Brewer

    American jazz and pop singer (born 1931).

  • Levi Stubbs
    Levi Stubbs

    American baritone singer (four tops) (born 1936).

  • John Stuart
    John Stuart

    Actor of scottish-english descent (d. 1979).

  • Anne Crawford
    Anne Crawford

    Actress from israel-english (d. 1956).

  • Joan Hickson
    Joan Hickson

    British actress (born in 1906).

  • Ingeborg Bachmann

    Austrian poet and author.

  • Émile Allais

    French champion alpine ski racer.

  • Raymond Aron

    French sociologist, political scientist, and philosopher (b. 1905).

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October 17, 2019: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?

Holidays on October 17, 2019:

  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (áthelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn

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October 17, 2019: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on October 17, 2019 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:

Richard Jewell

Richard Jewell

Release year: 2019

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Jon Hamm

Country: United States of America

Knives Out

Knives Out

Release year: 2019

Directed by: Rian Johnson

Starring: Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Jaeden Martell, Frank Oz

Country: United States of America

The Good Liar

The Good Liar

Release year: 2019

Directed by: Bill Condon

Starring: Ian Mckellen, Helen Mirren, Russell Tovey, Mark Lewis Jones, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson

Country: United States of America

Jumanji: The Next Level

Jumanji: The Next Level

Release year: 2019

Directed by: Jake Kasdan

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Danny DeVito, Madison Iseman, Ashley Scott, Colin Hanks, Nick Jonas, Alex Wolff, Dania Ramirez, Danny Glover

Country: United States of America

Terminator: Dark Fate

Terminator: Dark Fate

Release year: 2019

Directed by: Tim Miller

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Diego González Boneta, Tristan Ulloa, Tom Hopper

Country: United States of America

October 17, 2019: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on October 17, 2019 were the Televisions Series released on TV close to that day characterized by high ratings, critical acclaim and a large fan base.. They included:



Release year: 2019

Directed by: Stephen Tolkin



Release year: 2019

Country: United States of America

Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew

Release year: 2019

Directed by: Andrew Fleming

Ghost Nation

Ghost Nation

Release year: 2019

Directed by: Simon Maxwell

Prodigal Son

Prodigal Son

Release year: 2019

Directed by: CJ Scuffins

October 17, 2019: What were the bestselling books on that day?

The bestselling books on October 17, 2019 were the literary works published close to that day that have achieved notable commercial success, including:

The 19th Christmas by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

The 19th Christmas


Detective Lindsay Boxer and Women's Murder Club attempt to stop a fatal Christmas crime

The Institute by Stephen King

The Institute


Luke Ellis is taken to the Institute where psychic children are held captive to save this world.

Blowout by Rachel Maddow



Subtitle: "Corrupted Democracy and Rogue State Russia as well as the Richest, Most Destructive Industries on Earth"

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Ninth House


Due to her ability to see ghosts, Galaxy Stern (or Alex) has been granted a free Yale ride

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing


Chase Andrews' death is being linked to Kya Clark, a reclusive woman.

Birth chart on this day

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Who was the US President on October 17, 2019?

On October 17, 2019 the US President was Donald John Trump (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 17, 2019?

On October 17, 2019 the UK Prime Minister was Boris Johnson (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 17, 2019?

On October 17, 2019 the Pope was Francis.


What is special about October 17th?

October 17th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 17th day of the month of October. 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 October 17th, such as:

  • 2018 - Two rockets were launched by palestinians from gaza strip at israel. one landed in beersheba in the south, inflicting severe damage to a home but not injuring anyone, while the other landed in the sea.
  • 2017 - Syrian civil war: battle of raqqa - the syrian democratic forces announce that the battle for isil’s de facto capital is over.
  • 2016 - Iraqi civil war: the battle of mosul is announced by haider al-abadi, iraqi prime minister, and backed by the u.s.-led coalition. this battle will retake isil-held mosul which was declared the capital of the caliphate in iraq. (reuters),

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What happened in 2019?

2019 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • War in Afghanistan: 27 Afghan National Security Forces members are killed by the Taliban in coordinated attacks in northern Afghanistan. They refused to negotiate peace with the government.
  • After refusing to negotiate peace with the government, 27 Taliban members were killed by the Afghan National Security Forces.
  • War in North-West Pakistan: Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan gunmen attacked a security base located in the Loralai region of Pakistan. The attack resulted in the deaths four security guards as well as four terrorists, one of whom was a suicide bomber. The attack also left two guards with injuries.

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What was the calendar for October 2019?

October 2019 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with October being the 10th 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.

Discover how October 2019 calendar looked like.