It was the 33rd Thursday of 1978. If you were born on this date your birthday numbers 8, 17 and 1978 reveal that your life path number is 5. Your zodiac sign is Leo with a ruling planet Sun, your birthstone is the Peridot and Sardonyx, and your birth flower is the Gladiolus. You are 42 years old, and were born in 1970s, in the middle of Generation X. The generation you are born into makes an impact on your life. Swipe up to find out what it all means.

→ August 17, 1978 was a Thursday
→ Zodiac sign for this date is Leo
→ This date was 15,412 days ago
→ 1978 was the Year of the Horse
→ In 2021, August 17 is on Wednesday

View must-know August 17, 1978 birthday facts that no one tells you about, such as your life path number, birthstone, ruling planet, zodiac sign and birth flower.

You have been alive for:

People born on this day will turn 43 in exactly .

If you were born on this date:

You have been alive for . You were born in the Year of the Horse. Your birth sign is Leo with a ruling planet Sun. There were precisely 522 full moons after you were born up to this day. Your billionth second was on was on April 25, 2010.

→ You’ve slept 5,137 days or 14.07 years.
→ Your next birthday is away
→ You’ve been alive
→ You were born in the Year of the Horse
→ You have been alive 369,902 hours
→ You are 22,194,149 minutes old
→ Age on next birthday: 43 years old

You were born on a Thursday

August 17, 1978 was the 33rd Thursday of that year. It was also the 229th day and 8th month of 1978 in the Georgian calendar. The next time you can reuse 1978 calendar will be in 2023. Both calendars will be exactly the same.

There are left before your next birthday. Your 43rd birthday will be on a Friday and a birthday after that will be on a Wednesday. The timer below is a countdown clock to your next birthday. It’s always accurate and is automatically updated.

Your next birthday is in:

Your next birthday is on a Friday

You’ve slept 33% of your life!

Assuming you’ve been sleeping 8 hours daily since birth. Here is how much time you’ve spent sleeping so far:

You’ve slept 14.07 years of your life.
You’ve slept 169 month of your life.
You’ve slept 734 week of your life.
You’ve slept 5,137 days of your life.


#1 Song on your birthday

The number one song in the US on the day of your birth was "Three Times A Lady" by Commodores. (Billboard Hot 100 – August 17, 1978). Ask your parents if they remember this popular song.

Do you remember the number one song on your 14th birthday? It was "End Of The Road (From "Boomerang")" by Boyz II Men (August 17, 1992).

Celebrities born on August 17, 1978

You share a birthday with Jelena Karleusa (pop singer).

We have over 150,000 celebrities in our database. We will continue to update this list with matching birthdays, so bookmark this page and check back often. You can also find out all celebrity birthdays born on August 17, 1978.


What happened on August 17th

Below are some of the most important historical events that happened on 17 August 1978.

1590 – Governor of Roanoke Island colony, John White, returns from England to find no trace of the colonists he had left there 3 years earlier [or Aug 18, 1591].

1903 – Joe Pulitzer donates $1 million to Columbia University & begins the Pulitzer Prizes in America.

1945 – Korea is divided into North and South Korea along the 38th parallel.

Sports in 1978

NBA – Washington Bullets beat Seattle SuperSonics (4 - 3) to win the NBA Finals.

NHL – Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins (4 - 2) to win the Stanley Cup.

NFL – Dallas Cowboys beat Denver Broncos (27 - 10) to win Super Bowl XII on January 15, 1978 in New Orleans, LA.

MLB – New York Yankees beat Los Angeles Dodgers (4 - 2) to win the World Series.


Your life path number is 5

So what does your birthday really say about you and what does your life path number mean? On the next page, we’ll explain what your birth sign, ruling planet, age generation, birthstone, and birth flower mean — and more!

Continue to the next page to discover the answers to the most important questions about your birthday.