December 17: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

December 17th marks the 351st day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 352nd in case of leap years). There are 14 days remaining until the end of the year. People born on this day are under the sign of Sagittarius. Famous birthdays on this day include Pope Francis (1936), Milla Jovovich (1975) and Claire Forlani (1971).
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December 17th Famous Birthdays

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December 17th Famous Deaths

Who died on December 17th? Here’s a shortlist of celebrities died on this day

  • Since 1947, American newspaper journalist with hard-hitting exposes on corruption and scandal in high places.

  • American jazz musician, composer, trumpeter and drummer.

  • American baseball player and the first to appear in all four World Series winning games, 1960.

  • American actor, singer, and songwriter known as the Arizona Cowboy.

  • American actor and screenwriter (Born 1943).

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Trivia and Events

What happened on December 17th in history? Here’s the historical highlights:

  • Dec 17th, 2018 Somali Civil War (2009-present). Six U.S. airstrikes in Somalia over the weekend killed at least 62 Al-Shabaab terrorists, according to The Pentagon.
  • Dec 17th, 2017 9 people are killed in a suicide bombing and gun attack at a Quetta Methodist Church in Pakistan on July 17, 2017.
  • Dec 17th, 2016 2016 Kayseri bombing - At least 13 people were killed and 56 more injured in a bombing of a bus carrying off-duty troops in Kayseri Province in central Turkey.
  • Dec 17th, 2015 Libyan Civil War: A U.N.-brokered deal is signed by delegates from Libya's warring factions to form a national unity government. Some of Libya's armed brigades have close ties to political leaders who oppose the agreement.
  • Dec 17th, 2014 After the Taliban's attack on Peshawar school on Tuesday, which killed 141 people including 132 children, the Pakistani moratorium on death penalty in terror-related cases is lifted.
  • Dec 17th, 2013 Hall & Oates' Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates' Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, and Nirvana will be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Dec 17th, 2012 Rebel forces seize control of the Yarmouk Palestine refugee camp in Damascus from the dozens of people who were killed in airstrikes that day. Outside the northern border of the area, tanks and Syrian troops, along with a few PFLP-GC fighters, are gathered.
  • Dec 17th, 2011 In a second day's clashes, Egyptian Army soldiers beat protesters at Cairo's Tahrir Square. Ten people were killed and many more injured.
  • Dec 17th, 2010 Edmund Moy, Director of the US Mint, resigns effective January 9 to accept a position in the private sector.
  • Dec 17th, 2009 The sinking of MV Danny F II off the coast Lebanon causes the death of 44 people as well as more than 28,000 animals.
  • Dec 17th, 2008 Sammy Baugh, a football player who established numerous passing records with Washington Redskins (1937-1952), has died at the age of 94 in Rotan Texas.
  • Dec 17th, 2007 Leaders from Chile, Bolivia, Brazil and Chile have agreed to construct a highway linking the Atlantic (in Santos in Brazil) and Pacific (in Iquique in Chile) coasts of South America by 2009.

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