Monday October 17th, 1938
October Seventeenth, Nineteen Thirty-Eight

How old am I if I was born on October 17, 1938?

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Date Facts:

  • October 17, 1938 was a Monday
  • Zodiac Sign for this date is: Libra
  • This date was 31,316 days ago
  • October 17th 2024 is on a Thursday
  • Someone born on this date is 85 years old
  • If you were born on this date:

  • You've slept for 10,439 days or 28 years!
  • Your next birthday is 96 days away
  • You've been alive for 751,584 hours
  • You were born on a Monday in mid October
  • You are 45,095,040 minutes old
  • Your next birthday is on a Thursday

  • Most popular baby names of 1938 ranked:

    Rank Name
    1. Robert
    2. James
    3. John
    4. William
    5. Richard
    6. Charles
    7. Donald
    Rank Name
    1. Barbara
    2. Patricia
    3. Betty
    4. Shirley
    5. Carol
    6. Nancy
    7. Dorothy

    How popular is your name? Search to find out!

    Celebrities Birthdays:
    October 17th

    You Share a birthday with over 26 other celebrities and/or famous people! Click Here to view our complete list. Who do you share a birthday with?

    Opal: Birthstone for October 17th, 1938



    Repel evil
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    $120 Per Carat
    Low Value:
    $20 Per Carat

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    Opal, the birthstone of October, is a beautiful stone loved by many, partly for the fact the each stone has its own unique color pattern. "Opal" gets it's origins from the Greek word "Opallios", which means "To see change in color". The reason for this being that the opal comes in a wide variety of colors, ranging the entire spectrum. 95% of which come from Australia, after seasonal rains drench the outback and carry silica deposits underground, where they go on to harden in the dry season. Leaving deposits of the beautiful stone.

    Because of the way they are formed, opals are relatively soft for a precious stone, averaging just below 6.0 on the Mh

    1938 - the Silent Generation:

    Age Range:

    80-101 years old


    The silent Gen were born into a fortunate time period associated with wealth, and high eduaction.

    the Silent Generation Summary:

    Contrary to their name, the Silent Generation tended to be very patriotic and ambitious. They were plagued with the Korean war, and economic instability following WWII

    Time Period:


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    Zodiac - Libra:


    Libra Traits:


    Libra Summary:

    Libras are skilled diplomats, and make friends where ever they go. Have expensive tastes and a good work ethic

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    Click here to see more about Libra

    1938-10-17: This day in History:

  • 1492-10-17 Columbus sights the isle of San Salvador
  • 1691-10-17 new royal charter for Massachusetts now including Maine Plymouth.
  • 1777-10-17 British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga NY
  • 1781-10-17 Cornwallis defeated at Yorktown
  • 1793-10-17 Marie Antoinette executed.
  • 1850-10-17 Knickerbocker Engine Co Number 5 organized
  • 1887-10-17 Gustav Kirchoff discoverer of the laws of spectroscopy dies.
  • 1894-10-17 Ohio national guard kills 3 lynchers while rescuing a black man.
  • 1899-10-17 Sutro railroad sold to Robert F. Morrow for $215 000.
  • 1904-10-17 Bank of Italy (Bank of America) opens its doors.
  • 1919-10-17 RCA created.
  • 1931-10-17 Al Capone convicted of tax evasion sentenced to 11 years in prison
  • 1933-10-17 Albert Einstein arrives in the US a refugee from Nazi Germany.
  • 1941-10-17 1st American destroyer torpedoed in WW2 the Kearny off Iceland
  • 1945-10-17 Juan Peron becomes dictator of Argentina.
  • 1957-10-17 Britain's Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visits White House.
  • 1957-10-17 French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature.
  • 1962-10-17 Yanks beat Giants for 20th world championship
  • 1964-10-17 Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra
  • 1967-10-17 Pete Knight in X-15 reaches 85 km.
  • 1969-10-17 Soyuz 7 returns to Earth
  • 1972-10-17 1st time Islanders shut-out - 5-0 vs Penguins
  • 1973-10-17 The Arab oil embargo begins. It will last until March 1974.
  • 1977-10-17 West German commandos storm hijacked Lufthansa in Mogadishu Somalia free all 86 hostages aboard & killing three of the four hijackers.
  • 1977-10-17 Canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament.
  • 1978-10-17 Islanders start 23 undefeated games at home streak (15-0-8)
  • 1978-10-17 Yanks win 22nd World Championship capping their great comeback year
  • 1979-10-17 Mother Teresa of India was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1985-10-17 Lou Pinella named Yankee manager
  • 1986-10-17 US Senate approved immigration bill prohibiting hiring of illegal aliens & offered amnesty to illegals who entered prior to 1982.
  • 1987-10-17 1st World Series game in a covered stadium (Minnesota Metrodome).

  • 10-17-1938 in
    Roman Numerals:


    What is 1938-10-17 converted to roman numerals? Above is the date 10-17-1938 converted into roman numerals.
    The above date is written in the traditional western/American style of writing dates. Formatted in the order of
    Month-Day-Year. If you prefer the European way of writing dates (Which is day-month-year) the roman numerals would be written XVII • X • MCMXXXVIII.

    Next Birthday Countdown:

    Countdown timer for Oct 17, 2024:

    The above timer is a countdown clock for your next birthday! (Assuming you were born on 1938-10-17) This timer is automatically updated, and is accurate all the way up to the nearest second. Watch as your next birthday ticks closer and closer right before your eyes. If you were born on 17-10-1938, your next birthday is only 96 days away.

    Your birthday is on October seventeenth, 1938. Being born in mid-October says a lot about you. Your zodiac sign is libra, your birth-stone is the Opal, and your birth flower is the Marigold (both of which make great gifts for someone with this birthday). You are 85 years old, and were born in the middle of the Silent Generation. Which generation you are born into makes a huge impact on your life, click here to see our interactive table and learn more. You have been alive for 31316 days, or 751584 hours, or 45095040 minutes! Your next birthday which is in 2024, is on a Thursday.

  • Birthstone: Opal (great gift idea, see Opal article)
  • Birthflower: Marigold
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra

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