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 Blue Velvet in 1986 directed by David Lynch and Street Scene in 1931 directed by King Vidor.
But much more happened on August 17 over the years: find out below

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released around August 17 over the years?
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Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet

Release year: 1986

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

Country: United States of America

Street Scene

Street Scene

Release year: 1931

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, William Collier Jr., Estelle Taylor, Beulah Bondi

Country: United States of America

Swing Time

Swing Time

Release year: 1936

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick

Country: United States of America

Body Heat

Body Heat

Release year: 1981

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson

Country: United States of America

The Man in the Moon

The Man in the Moon

Release year: 1991

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Sam Waterston, Tess Harper, Gail Strickland, Reese Witherspoon

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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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 17 over the years?


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Books

Which were the most popular books released around August 17 over the years?
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Those Guys Have All The Fun by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales

Those Guys Have All The Fun

Year: 2011

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It began, in 1979, as a mad idea of starting a cable channel to televise local sporting events throughout the state of Connecticut.

Happiness Is A Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz

Happiness Is A Warm Puppy

Year: 1963

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Happiness is Classic Peanuts! These collector’s editions perfectly recreate the original look and feel of the best-loved Peanuts books—their paper, their ink, even their lamination.

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist

Year: 1971

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Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York …

Reengineering The Corporation by Michael Hammer and James Champy

Reengineering The Corporation

Year: 1993

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The most successful business book of the last decade, Reengineering the Corporation is the pioneering work on the most important topic in business today: achieving dramatic performance improvements.

Inferno by Dan Brown

Inferno

Year: 2013

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#1 WORLDWIDE BESTSELLERHarvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital, disoriented and with no recollection of the past thirty-six hours, including the origin of the macabre object hidden in his belongings.

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