August 17

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on August 17. From 1900 until now. August 17 is under the sign of Leo. Famous birthdays on this day include Robert De Niro (1943), Sean Penn (1960) and Thierry Henry (1977). Several movies were released around August 17 over the years, such as Pather Panchali in 1955 directed by Satyajit Ray and Rashomon in 1950 directed by Akira Kurosawa.
But much more happened on August 17 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around August 17 over the years?
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Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Country: United States of America

Rashomon

Rashomon

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Country: United States of America

The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow

Release year: 1925

Directed by: Erich von Stroheim

Starring: Mae Murray, John Gilbert, Roy D'Arcy, Josephine Crowell

Country: United States of America

Serenity

Serenity

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

Country: United States of America

Love Letters

Love Letters

Release year: 1945

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ann Richards, Cecil Kellaway

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 17?


Holidays

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes

Events

  • 2018 2018 Gaza border protests: Around 20,000 Palestinians protest near the Israel–Gaza barrier. Medical sources say that Israel Defense Forces killed two people and wounded at least 270 others, 50 of them with live bullets. (Reuters)
  • 2017 2017 Barcelona attacks: A van drives into crowds of people in La Rambla, Barcelona, in what Spanish police are calling a terrorist attack, killing at least 12 people. Two suspects are taken into custody, and ISIL claims responsibility. (The Washington Post)
  • 2016 Federal Security Service (FSB) officers kill at least four suspected North Caucasus Islamic militants during a counter-terrorism raid on an apartment building in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 2015 2015 Attock bombing: The U.S. offers to assist Pakistan with its investigation into the suicide bombing attack on Sunday that killed at least 19 people, including Shuja Khanzada, the interior minister of the Punjab Province. (The Daily Pakistan)
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Books

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Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin by George F. Kennan

Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin

Year: 1961

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George F. Kennan - Russia and the West Under Lenin and Stalin Rossiia i Zapad pri Lenine i Staline Na Angliiskom Iazyke. Publisher: . Year: 1962.

The Spanish Civil War by Hugh Thomas

The Spanish Civil War

Year: 1961

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A masterpiece of the historian’s art, Hugh Thomas’s The Spanish Civil War remains the best, most engrossing narrative of one of the most emblematic and misunderstood wars of the twentieth century.

Crowned Heads by Thomas Tryon

Crowned Heads

Year: 1976

By:

Though the greats of Hollywood may fade, their secrets live on foreverFedora is dead, and movies will never be the same.

Purple Cane Road by James Lee Burke

Purple Cane Road

Year: 2000

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From Edgar Award-winner James Lee Burke comes this emotional powerhouse of a novel ... in which everyman hero Dave Robicheaux confronts the secrets of his long-forgotten past in a shattering tale

The Interruption Of Everything by Terry McMillan

The Interruption Of Everything

Year: 2005

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"Being a lifetime wife and mother has afforded me the luxury of having multiple and even simultaneous careers: I’ve been a chauffeur. A chef. An interior decorator.

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