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What day of the week was October 17, 2020?

October 17, 2020 was a Saturday and it was the 291st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar.

October 17, 2020 can also be written as 10/17/2020 in the US and as 17/10/2020 in UK and Europe.

October 17, 2020 in October 2020 calendar

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October 17, 2020: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?

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

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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, 2020: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for October 17, 2020 is Rat and the associated element is Metal.

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October 17, 2020: What was the moon phase on that day?

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The moon phase on October 17, 2020 was New Moon.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on October 17, 2020 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, 2020 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 7% full, rising at 07:57 am and setting at 07:41 pm.

The previous full moon was on Oct 01, 2020 while the next full moon would come on Oct 31, 2020.

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Who was born on October 17, 2020?

Whose famous birthday is on October 17th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on October 17th:

  • Smita Patil
    Smita Patil

    Renowned Indian actress known for her impactful performances in Hindi and Marathi cinema.

  • Felicity Jones
    Felicity Jones

    Felicity Jones is an English actress known for her roles in films such as The Theory of Everything, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and On the...

  • 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

    Film actor (from here to eternity).

  • 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).

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How old is someone born on October 17, 2020?

Someone born on October 17, 2020 is:

3 years 8 months old,

or 44 months and 2 days old,

or 191 weeks and 4 days old,

or 1341 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on October 17, 2020?

There are 120 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Thursday October 17th 2024.

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What generation do you belong to if you were born on October 17, 2020?

You belong to the Gen Alpha generation if you were born on October 17, 2020.

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October 17, 2020: What famous people died on that day?

Famous people died on October 17, 2020:

  • Hedi Bouraoui

    Canadian writer known for her contributions to literature.

  • Toshinori Kondō
  • Bonaria Manca

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).

  • Joan Hickson
    Joan Hickson

    British actress (born in 1906).

  • Anne Crawford
    Anne Crawford

    Actress from israel-english (d. 1956).

  • Nathanyl Chopin

    Celebrated composer known for his timeless music.

  • Elijah Cummings

    Elijah Cummings was an American politician who served as a Democratic member of the U.S.

  • Fredderick Chopin

    Renowned Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era.

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October 17, 2020: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?

Holidays on October 17, 2020:

  • 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, 2020: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on October 17, 2020 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: 2020

Directed by: John Lion

The Right Stuff

Release year: 2020

Directed by: Philip Kaufman


Release year: 2020

Directed by: Thunder Levin


Release year: 2020

Directed by: Lee Tamahori


Release year: 2020

Directed by: Thunder Levin


Who was the US President on October 17, 2020?

On October 17, 2020 the US President was Donald John Trump (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 17, 2020?

On October 17, 2020 the UK Prime Minister was Boris Johnson (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 17, 2020?

On October 17, 2020 the Pope was Francis.


Back in 2020


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 2020?

2020 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • Iranian General Qasem Soleimani is killed by an American airstrike near Baghdad International Airport, igniting global concerns of a potential armed conflict.
  • Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 crashes immediately after takeoff at Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport; all 176 on board are killed. The plane was shot down by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile.
  • Taal Volcano in the Philippines erupts, and kills 39 people.

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What was the calendar for October 2020?

October 2020 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.

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