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List of celebrities and famous people who were born on August 17th

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2009 - 2000

Famous birthdays on August 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 2009 - 2000

  • Italian family of distinction, Debora Compagnoni's daughter and Alessandro Benetton, her manager, is the daughter of skier Debora Compagni.

1999 - 1990

Famous birthdays on August 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1999 - 1990

  • American figure skater. She is the 2012 World Junior Silver medalist, the 2013 and 2015 U.S. National silver medalists, and the 2014 U.S. champion. Gold was awarded a bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. She also placed 4th in single skating for ladies. She was 5th at the 2014 World Figure Skating Championships, Saitama (Japan).


1989 - 1980

Famous birthdays on August 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1989 - 1980

  • Lil B, also known as The BasedGod, is a rapper and internet personality known for his unique style and prolific output of mixtapes and albums.

  • American snowboarder

  • Frederick Lau

    German actor

  • Farah Abdullah

    Turkish actress

  • Wendy González is a Mexican actress and television host known for her roles in various telenovelas and for hosting entertainment shows.

  • Yû Aoi

    Yû Aoi is a Japanese actress known for her roles in various films and television series.

  • Cristin Milioti is an American actress known for her roles in the TV series 'How I Met Your Mother' and the film 'The Wolf of Wall Street'.

  • Brock Kelly
  • Agnes Bruckner is an American actress known for her roles in films suchjson as Blue Car and The Woods.


1979 - 1970

Famous birthdays on August 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1979 - 1970

  • Pop Singer

  • Ebon Moss-Bachrach

    American actor

  • Norwegian singer (Tristania)

  • Canadian-Hong Kong actress, singer

  • Tarja Turunen is a Finnish metal singer known for her powerful operatic voice and her time as the lead vocalist of the band Nightwish.

  • He is a French-born soccer player who has played for many clubs, including Monaco (beginning 1995), Juventus, and Barcelona. He was granted a multi-year contract by the Red Bulls of New York in July 2010.

  • British pop singer. STEPS was the single most influential force in the transformation of Brit-pop. They were chosen from thousands of applicants in 1997. The five top applicants were selected after a lengthy audition process, line dancing, and six months of tryouts. They were chosen for their singing and dancing skills as well as their fun attitude. These five talented, …

  • French soccer player who scored against Ireland the goal that allowed France to take part in the 2010 World Cup. He has been a player with Caen, Marseille, Chelsea and Marseille clubs. He currently plays for Tottenham in London, 2010.

  • American actor

  • Ukrainian footballer and coach (d. 2014).

  • Dutch journalist and director

  • Canadian ice hockey player

  • American homicide accomplice Charles Jaynes and Jeffrey Curley were the ones who kidnapped Curley. It was around 3:30 pm, Cambridge, MA. They lured Curley, a ten-year old boy, into a car by promising him a new bike. Jaynes stuffed a gasoline-soaked rag down the throat of the boy's throat after he refused to give in to the men's sexual advances. …

  • Retired French football striker, currently playing beach soccer.

  • WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)

  • Offensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers).

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Soccer Forward (1996 Olympics – Gold Medalist).

  • Australian high jumper (Olympic Bronze 92, 96).

  • American tennis player who won four grand-slam tournaments in 1991 and 1993.

  • American circus performer, noted family member, and the son Gunther Gebel Williams, the Ringling Brothers great trainer of animals. Mark was taught the business by his father, who handed over his whip after his final performance in Pittsburgh. He has worked with horses, elephants and, since 1999, tigers. His father died 7/19/2001.

  • TV Actress

  • Italian-born mountain guide and climber, he was raised in Italy. He discovered the beauty of climbing as a young man in the Dolomites. He joined the paratroopers and was a teacher of climbing skills to others. He became a mountaineer after his military service. He was known for discovering new routes and his own skills. He climbed Mount Everest and …

1969 - 1960

Famous birthdays on August 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1969 - 1960

  • Sean Penn

    American actor, whose first fame was due to his marriage with Madonna (8/16/1985). They fought for 27 months with the media, the public, and each other. They were married in February 1985, and they were together ever since. They were soon criticized by the media for their rude and childish behavior. The couple eventually split in December 1987.

  • Swiss singer-songwriter (Grauzone)

  • Lisa Coleman is a composer known for her work as a member of the music group The Revolution, and for her collaborations with Prince.

  • Bruce Penhall

    Balboa, California -- Actor (Savage Beach)

1959 - 1950

Famous birthdays on August 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1959 - 1950

  • American psychopath and religious fanatic. Before becoming the polygamist preacher for the Davidian Sect, he was a high-school dropout and a rock musician. His simple message was what drove him to build his church: "If God is true, then I am Christ."

  • Jonathan Franzen

    Jonathan Franzen is an American author and critic known for his bestselling novels such as 'The Corrections' and 'Freedom'.

  • Japanese singer and actress with a Japanese voice

  • American journalist and author

  • Polish footballer

  • Belinda Carlisle

    American musician who founded an all-girl band, "The Go-Go's", in California 1978 with Jane Wiedlin and was joined by Charlotte Caffey (Elissa Bello) and Margot Olaverra. They were inspired by punk new wave and created harmony-pop songs that were infectious.

  • Brazilian race car driver

  • British figure skater. He was the 1980 Olympic champion and won a Gold Medal. He is graceful and handsome, and was trained in ballet for many years before he started skating. In 1982, he became a professional skater and founded his own theatre skating company. He later became a regular commentator for BBC-TV skating coverage.

  • American screenwriter and director

  • American Naval Officer killed in terrorist attack on Pentagon in Washington DC on 9/11/2001. In high school, Gerald was a great basketball and soccer player and in 1979, he received his degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Physics.

  • American actor and poet

  • British psychic, author, and spiritual healer. He was famous as a teenager for his ability to bend metal and treat poltergeists. Matthew was 11 years old when the poltergeist activity started. He was a student at boarding school. After being suspended twice, he was taken to a mental hospital. He finally discovered that he could control his physical effects by …

  • California, United States -- Country singer / actor (Thing Called Love).

  • English singer, bass player and songwriter (XTC).

  • Robert Joy

    Montreal, Quebec -- Actor (Big Shots, Suicide Club)

  • Brazilian singer-songwriter and actress

  • Actor/Puppeteer (Muppet Movie), died at 40 from AIDS

  • England, United Kingdom -- Light-middleweight boxer (1972 Olympics - Bronze Medalist)

  • Politician

  • Actor and director from Switzerland. Since his role as the protagonist of the stage play "Clarence Darrow", he has been an activist against the death penalty.

1949 - 1940

Famous birthdays on August 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1949 - 1940

  • Julian Fellowes

    Egyptian-English actor screenwriter and politician

  • Scottish actress and stage performer who was a proponent of working-class theatre and anti-capitalist theater. Cameron taught English and drama in the Middle East for four consecutive years. She is best known for her role in the soap "Take the High Road", 1990-1994. However, she was also featured on the stage production of "Educating Rita."

  • American astrologer, who was a student of the field since 1971. The Eye of the Sun, which examines the relationship between psychology and astrology on all levels, from sociobiology through spirituality, is his book. He currently resides in Hew Hampshire, and is a specialist in relationship and psychological issues.

  • French alpine skier. He was the Val Gardena 1970 slalom medalist and won three crystal globes. He was married to FranASSoise, a skier in the alpine.

  • Robert De Niro

    American actor, director, and businessman. He won two Oscars for Best Supporting Actor in 1974's "The Godfather, Part Two" and 1980's Best Actor in Raging Bull.

  • Filipino screenwriter and actor (d.2011)

  • Editor-in-chief (Vrije Volk) / Dutch TV host

  • Author and journalist from Wales


1939 - 1930

Famous birthdays on August 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1939 - 1930

  • French cartoonist. Most well-known for his series "Le petit Nicolas", which was started in the 1950s.

  • British author, 2001 Nobel Prize winner, best known for his humorous early novels set in Trinidad, his darker later novels of the wider globe, and his autobiographical chronicles about life and travels. Over the past 50 years, Naipaul published more than 30 books of fiction as well as nonfiction.

  • Bordeaux Cartoonists

  • British writer and EnglandaEUR(tm), England's poet laureate since 1984. He was perhaps the most well-known contemporary poet until his death from cancer in October 1998. His extraordinary talents and his marriage to Sylvia Plath, a renowned poet, are what have made him famous. His work is a reflection of his love for mythology and astrology as well as animals and …

  • American actor (d. 1993).

  • Businessman

1929 - 1920

Famous birthdays on August 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1929 - 1920

  • American saxophonist (d. 2009).

  • Bernie Cornfeld was a financier and founder of Investors Overseas Services, which was one of the largest investment funds in the 1960s.

  • He was a French actor who played a variety of roles. His most notable role is that of "Brother AmA(c),dA(c),e" in "Des Hommes et des Dieux."

  • Fund of Funds: Romanian/US financier

  • Michigan, USA; actor (Marshall-Diana).

  • French director, actor, and screenwriter. He is best known for his original play, La Cage Aux Folles. Jean Poiret, who died in Paris on 14 March 1992 from a heart attack, was buried.

  • Chinese politician, President, People's Republic of China, 1998. His strongest assets may be Jiang Zemin's unpretentious awkwardness and wooden public persona. He is a skilled politician and technocrat, whose unassuming exterior conceals the fact that he has climbed the Byzantine passages to become China's chief leader, confusing both his opponents and his supporters.

  • British musician, journalist, jazz-personality, and author. Melly's early career revolved around Mick Mulligan's group. He gained greater fame and popularity in 1960s when he relaunched his live jazz band and humorous reparteee. Melly is also the author two autobiographies. The first, "Owning Up," details in hilarious detail his early jazz career. His second volume, "Rum, Bum and Concertina," describes how …

  • American physicist and editor of "The Revue of Modern Physics" between 1968-73. Married twice, had two children.

  • English businesswoman (d. 2012)

  • French writer and poet. He wrote many novels, essays, books of aphorisms, and poems. In 1971, he was elected to AcadA (c)mie Goncourt and to AcadA (c)mie Mallarme. He is also the author "Histoire de la poA (c)sie franASSaise La poA (c)sie du XVIIe SIA"cle."

  • French historian who specializes in Latin American history.

  • American painter, sculptor (d. 2002).

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  • Violinist / conductor (Amsterdam Philharmonic Orch)

  • Salisbury (North Carolina) -- Actor (Tradition gone are the days).

  • England cricketer (d.2011)

  • American administrator. He was an economist, intellectual entrepreneur, and played a crucial role in Germany's "de-Nazification" after World War II. He died in 2002.

  • Maureen O'Hara

    An Irish-American actress, who was especially popular in American films of the 1940s and 1950s. She was still working in film and TV movies in the 1990s.

  • American photographer and author (d. 2014.)

  • Worcester, Massachusetts -- Singer (Ballin the Jack and Kiss of Fire).

1919 - 1910

Famous birthdays on August 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1919 - 1910

  • American Watergate figure (Born 1913).

  • American baseball manager and player (d. 1970).

  • American lawyer and agent 2nd Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (d.2008)

  • American law enforcement official. He was an FBI agent, and a key figure in the Watergate mystery. His name was "Deep Throat", until he disclosed his identity on May 31, 2005. He was 95 years old when he died in Santa Rosa, CA on December 18, 2008.

  • Politician

  • Russian grandmaster, chess player and world champion (Born 1911).

  • Belgian Prince

  • Germany Military man

  • Soviet and Russian International Grandmasters, and three-time World Chess Champion. He is widely considered to be one of the most outstanding chess players ever. He was an electrical engineer and a computer scientist, making him one of few professional chess players to achieve distinction in both his other career and play top-level competitive chess. He was also a pioneer in …


1909 - 1900

Famous birthdays on August 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1909 - 1900

  • Ada Falcón was an Argentine actress and singer known as the 'The Argentine Sweetheart'.

  • Whitney publisher (New York Herald Trib 1961-1967).

  • American newspaper magnate dies at the age of 76.

  • Austrian composer and musicologist (d. 1991).

  • American politician and editor of a newspaper (d. 1984).

  • American heir, who was the descendant of a wealthy social family. He invested in many theatre projects, including "Gone With The Wind", which he co-produced and owned. He was a great polo player and was also interested in gambling and sports.

  • French playwright and actor Raymond Destac was also known as Raymond Destac. He was also the friend of actress Muse Dalbray, with whom he wrote many essays and plays.

  • French journalist and writer, founder of the World Day against Leprosy, and Fondation Raoul-Follereau, which fights against poverty and leprosy, and promotes education access.

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