List of celebrities and famous people who were born on May 17th
Famous birthdays on May 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 2009 - 20002001
Nicaya Wiley is a dancer known for her appearances on the reality TV show Dance Moms.
American infanticide victim, allegedly murdered by his mother March 8, 2005.
Famous birthdays on May 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1999 - 19901999
Star Williams is a renowned dancer known for their exceptional talent and captivating performances.
Sky Williams is a dancer known for his energetic and captivating performances.
American child of a noted parent, son Molly Sliney's wife Keith and their daughter Molly.
Japanese singer (HKT48 & AKB48).
American teen actor
French family noted for their daughter Estelle Lefebure, singer David Hallyday, and granddaughter of Johnny Hallyday.
Singer and actress from the Philippines (Sugarpop).
Australian-English tennis player
Producer and actor from Pakistan.
Famous birthdays on May 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1989 - 19801989
Ross Butler is a TV actor known for his roles in popular series such as 13 Reasons Why and Riverdale.
Canadian ice dancer
Estonian basketball player
Nikki Reed is an American actress known for her role as Rosalie Hale in the Twilight saga.
Karrueche Tran is a model known for her work in the fashion industry and for her high-profile relationship with singer Chris Brown.
American acting dog (d. 2001)
Tahj Mowry is an American actor known for his roles in the TV shows Smart Guy and Baby Daddy.
Jacob Zachar is an American actor best known for his role as Rusty Cartwright on the TV series Greek.
Derek Hough is an American dancer and choreographer, best known for his work on the reality dance competition show 'Dancing with the Stars'.
Andrew Keenan-Bolger is an American actor known for his work on Broadway and in film and television.
Costa Rican footballer
Lena Waithe is an American actress, screenwriter, and producer, best known for her work on the television series 'Master of None' and for creating the show 'The Chi'.
American football player (Born 1983).
American producer and DJ
American record-holder and world-class swimmer who was born with no hands or feet. He did not let his disability stop him. He grew up in an athletic family and competed with others. At an early age, he began swimming lessons and was competing in the 100-meter breaststroke i with other children with disabilities. Matt set a 7-year-old class record by …
American baseball player
His father, a basketball player from America, was born in Belgium. Tony was three months old when he moved to France with his American father. Tony's mother, Pamela Firestone, was a Dutch model. His three older brothers were born in France. He was the NBA champion for San Antonio Spurs in Texas in 2003, 2005, and 2007. The cup was …
American-Filipino singer and actress
Israeli actress and singer
English politician and historian
Serbian/Croatian art historian
American singer-songwriter (Underoath, Maylene and The Sons of Disaster).
Bosnian philosopher and historian
Famous birthdays on May 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1979 - 19701979
Ayda Field is a Turkish-American actress and television personality known for her role as a judge on The X Factor UK.
Max Boublil is a French comedian, actor, and singer known for his comedic music and performances.
Dominican-American baseball player
Brazilian birth mix-up: Allessandra was sent home with Roberta and Roberta's twin Renata to be exchanged. Allessandra was raised with Renata as a fraternal twin.
Czech tennis player
American baseball coach and player
Colorado; figure skater (1994 National Jr champion).
Kandi Burruss is an American R&B singer known for being a member of the group Xscape and for her appearances on the reality TV show 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta'.
Rochelle Aytes is an American actress known for her roles in TV shows such as 'Mistresses' and 'The Forgotten'.
New South Wales, Australia; swimmer (Olympics 1996).
American-Taiwanese actor and director of singer-songwriter production
Dominican baseball player
Promoter and wrestler in German-English
Singer and animator of English voice
German-Greek producer and actor
Irish actress and singer (The Corrs), pianist and pianist
American football (soccer player)
American singer and songwriter (Queens of the Stone Age).
Sasha Alexander is an American television actress known for her roles in NCIS and Rizzoli & Isles.
Canadian producer and pianist of singer-songwriters
Bulgarian tennis star (1996 ITF/Redbridge - Great Britain).
NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons).
Princess Máxima of the Netherlands is the wife of King Willem-Alexander and is known for her work in promoting financial inclusion and microcredit around the world.
Misha Aznavour is a French singer and songwriter, known for his contributions to the music industry.
Australian footballer coach and sportscaster
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands
NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars).
of the Netherlands
Montana, USA; NHL left-wing (Florida Panthers).
Dutch news figure. She was a socialite and girl friend of Crown Prince Willem Alexander in the Netherlands. It was believed that she was being trained to conform to the national customs, which led to speculation about her becoming the bride of Prince Willem or the future Queen. They were married in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on February 2, 2002 at 10:26 …
American musician, member of the "New Kids on the Block," which was a rock band of stars that originated in the Boston working class and prospered in the late 1980s. A promoter discovered the group and teamed up with Motown in order to promote it. The group, which included McIntyre, Wood, Knight brothers and Wahlberg, was promoted by Motown. Jordan …
Italian fencing champion, who won a Gold Medal with Bortolozzi & Vezzali in team foils at the Atlanta Olympics on 7/25/1996. She had also won a Bronze medal for individual foils three days earlier.
Estonian screenwriter and director
American mixed-martial artist wrestler and politician
American basketball coach and player
An English politician is Minister of State for External Affairs
Belarusian actress, singer, and model
NBA Center (Atlanta Hawks).
Massachusetts, USA; rocker. (New Kids on the Block- "Hangin’ Tough").
Victoria, Australia; diver (Olympics 1996).
Michigan, USA; NHL right-wing (Chicago Blackhawks).
Fullback for the Canadian Football League (Montreal Alouettes).
American student was murdered by a gang made up of young blacks in Boston on Martin Luther King's day, January 14, 1990. Charles Stuart, a young black man who had just shot his wife and him, was at the height of racial tensions. Mark's body was not found for 24 hours because police refused to reveal the details of the …
in Italy; tennis star.
New York Knicks).
NFL guard (San Francisco 49ers).
Italy; golfer (95 State Farm Rail Classic-11).
soccer player (NAC).
Famous birthdays on May 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1969 - 19601969
Australian hairdresser and television personality
American interior designer and author
Boston, Massachusetts -- Actress. (Melanie–Guiding Light).
Canadian Football League defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats).
Roland Giraud, French actress. In 2004, she was killed along with Katia Lherbier (jazz singer, born in 1972). Their bodies were discovered in a sump pit. Jean-Pierre Treiber was one of the suspects and he committed suicide just two months before he was due to stand trial.
NFL center (Kansas City Chiefs).
Missionary and actress from Italy.
Actor (Beverly Hills 90210).
Maldivian politician and lawyer 4th President of Maldives
Swiss adventurer and mountaineer, first Swiss woman to climb Mount Everest. She was also the pilot of a helicopter. She reached the south pole in 2007 from her hometown in Switzerland, starting on foot, bike, and ski.
American on a TV reality series, this "Average Joe", was cut in the second round of a series that ended on December 8, 2003. He was competing for the affection of a model and cheerleader from the NFL. Luciani is a Quincy, MA accountant and actor. He was bitten by the acting bug as a child and moved to California …
French sprinter who was a specialist in the 200m.
American basketball coach and player
Hill Harper is an American actor known for his roles in TV shows like 'CSI: NY' and 'The Good Doctor', as well as for his philanthropic work and best-selling books.
American musician and lead singer of "Nine Inch Nails". He was an extremely complex individual. His mom abused him for many years and he suffered from incest. Many of the group's themes are dark S&M subjects.
American actress best known for her role in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' April O'Neil. She has been starring as Abigail Griffin since March 2014.
Italian stage director who is dedicated to theater. Sabina, his sister, was also a theater director and film producer. They both were well-known for their absurd satire.
British journalist and broadcaster
Dutch tennis player (Born 1964).
Greek coach and footballer
Italian race car driver
American victim of an unimaginably brutal attack by Lawrence Singleton, 9/29/1978, just a few miles from Galt, California. He picked her up as a runaway hitchhiker at 15 years old and raped her. Then he cut off her forearms using an ax. She died. He was released from San Quentin prison on 4/27/1987 after he had served only eight years …
Estonian opera singer
NBA center (Orlando Magic).
American keyboard player and songwriter (Phish Via Blue and Phil Lesh and Friends).
Scots-American comedian, late-night TV host, writer, and director. His comedy and musician career started in the UK. He was a versatile entertainer and hosted many television shows, including one on archaeology. In 1994, he immigrated to the USA and settled in Los Angeles. He was then naturalized as a citizen. He was offered a part on the Drew Carey Show …
Danish journalist and author
English journalist and author
American engineer and computer scientist, Affectiva was co-founded by Affectiva.
Enya is an Irish singer and songwriter known for her ethereal and atmospheric music, including hits like 'Orinoco Flow' and 'Only Time'.
Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
The Idols series was created by a producer and talent manager from Cypriot-English.
American boxing promoter and producer
Florida, USA; actress ("One Life to Live", Guiding Light
French homicide. She poisoned her children, then took her own life 9/15/1986 Nantes.
Famous birthdays on May 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1959 - 19501959
Argentinian Rugby player and Coach
Producer and screenwriter of Welsh-English actors
English singer-songwriter (Iron Maiden, Gogmagog).
English harpsichord player, conductor
in Surinam; bassist (Fra Fra Sound).
Welsh-English teacher and politician
Dominican baseball player (d.2012)
Professor and researcher at Agrarian University in Havana. He has published many books and scholarly articles.
Dominican baseball player
Sugar Ray Leonard is a retired professional boxer and former undisputed welterweight champion. He is known for his speed, agility, and charismatic personality both inside and outside the ring.
Bob Saget is an American actor and comedian best known for his role as Danny Tanner on the sitcom Full House and as the original host of America's Funniest Home Videos.
Belgian fencer; an athlete
American fencer and U.S. national champion of 1981 and 1983. He was an Olympic competitor on the men's foil team, but he didn't get to compete in the 1980 games due to America's boycott.
American politician. Parker was elected mayor of Houston on January 2, 2010. From 1998 to 2003, she was an at-large member on the Houston City Council and from 2004 to 2010, as well as the city controller.
TV presenter / journalist
Willington, South Carolina -- Boxer (1976 Olympics-Gold Medalist).
Pennsylvania, USA. Comedian/Actor (Danny – Full House, America’s Funniest Home Videos).
American boxer. He was the 1976 Olympic Gold Medal welterweight champion at Montreal. Leonard won the World Welterweight title against Wilfred Benitez and Roberto Duran. Leonard defeated Marvin Hagler to win the middle-weight title in boxing on 4/06/1987.
Maryland, USA; welter/middle/light-heavyweight boxing champion (Olympics-gold-1976).
Canadian cartoonist and author
American film director and actor
Italian film director, actor.
American singer-songwriter/guitarist (Surface), (d. 2005).
French comedian and actor, with scatological and controversial humour. He is well-known for his support for the conspiracy theory of 11 September and for accompanying Nicolas Sarkozy to Pope Benedictus XVI.
South African-English jockey
Supervisor Dolby (Elephant Man Richard III)
Premier baronet of England
California, USA; newscaster. (ABC-TV, CBS Morning Show).
Italian-Argentinian singer/songwriter (Sumo & Hurlingham Reggae Band).
French publisher who founded Les A%0ditions Odile Jakob in the mid 1980s. She is also a scientist who studies the brain, mind, and thought.
Canadian politician and lawyer
Dutch (background) singer.
American academic and author (d. 2012).
Astrologer American Uranian and President of Astrolabe. Gary is a former programmer, designer of software and graphics. He has been a pro since 1969. He earned a degree from Rutgers University's Livingston College in Astrology. He began his career in astrology in 1968 and did his first professional reading in 1969. Since then, he has been lecturing and teaching since …
Italian stage, film, and television actor, comedian, and television personality.
CEO (Hyder, Welsh Water)
An English politician and lawyer
Slovenian politician and economist, 2nd President of Slovenia (d.2008).
Baron Bradley English politician and accountant
French couturier (Chic frills)
Slovenian politician and state president. Age 57, he died February 23, 2008.
American songwriter ("Under the Sea") dies from AIDS at the age of 40. He was born in 1950.
Johnson; British Member to Parliament.
Russian politician and journalist (d. 2014).
American revolutionary. He was one of ten members in a militant militant group called the SLA (Symbionese Liberation Army). On 2/04/1974, the group made a dramatic statement by kidnapping Patty Hearst, the heiress. Five members of the group died in a shootout on 5/17/1974, which resulted in their dramatic demise. Soltysik was also among them. She was a gun-toting, leather-clad, …
Shadow Chancellor of Exchequer for English politician
Russian politician, dissident and founder of the Democratic Union party.
Famous birthdays on May 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1949 - 19401949
English singer, songwriter, and producer (Yes King Crimson UK Earthworks Anderson Wakeman Howe and National Health).
British director (Town / Country Planning Association).
American ice skater, Olympic silver medal champion. At the 1968 Olympics, she won silver in the 500m long track speed skating event.
Scottish singer, songwriter, and renowned interpreter for traditional and contemporary folk music. His 1972 debut album, "No More Forever," was released. A classic album of social and political songs, "World Turned Upside Down," also retained strong popularity in the music scene.
American porn actress
American family trauma, mother of Christopher and ex-wife of Steve; divorced 1988.
English producer and guitarist (Camel),
German actor, musician, composer, pianist, and bandleader.
Australian tennis player and coach
American television executive and co-author. He worked for Showtime Entertainment since 1981. Co-author of "The Complete Directory To Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present".
Turkish actor and singer (d. 1997).
Major General / Commandant (General Royal Marines)
French truck driver and victim of homicide. His truck was discovered, but there was no sign of his body. Although witnesses were requested by the news television, there was speculation that he could have been a victim to the Russian mafia.
American producer and guitarist (d. 2014).
Louisiana, USA; singer/songwriter "Learn to Love it".
Australian footballer coach and sportscaster (d.2004)
Taj Mahal is a Grammy Award-winning blues musician known for his distinctive voice and mastery of various instruments.
French politician who was a member the Saint-Simon Foundation think-tank. Blanc was elected to the National Assembly in 2002 to represent the third district, Yvelines. Blanc survived the WTC events by smoking a cigar outside of a twin tower.
American football player for UMI. He was the Head Coach of New Jersey Nets from 1994 to 1994, and then he was the Head Coach for Minnesota Timberwolves until his firing after only two seasons.
New York, USA. Singer/songwriter "The Real Thing".
American singer, guitarist, and blues legend. He has performed around the globe since the late 1960s and currently tours about 200 days per year.
French doctor who specializes in transplant surgery. He is also a former deputy in the French National Assembly.
40th Governor of Nebraska and United States Senator from Nebraska
Adel Imam is an Egyptian actor known for his comedic roles in film and television.
American entrepreneur and one of the founders of Object Oriented Programming. His innovative ideas directly contributed to the mass production of the Apple Macintosh GUI-centric computer. Kay's contributions to the design of ARPANet, the Internet, were pivotal.
Filipino lawyer and jurist, 22nd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
Famous birthdays on May 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1939 - 19301939
Young Adult Author
American politician who was a California State Assemblyman between 1984 and 1992. From 1977 to 1980, he was a member of the Rialto City council and Mayor of Rialto between 1980 and 1984. He served as a Supervisor on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, 1992 to 2000.
Italian journalist and Member to Parliament. On 11/08/2000, he suffered a heart attack and was in a coma until 5/11/2001 when he died. His wife and children had requested euthanasia before his death. This was a controversial request in a country still dominated by Catholicism.
Bie; CEO (Simplistic covenant).
Baron Dykes English politician
He was an Italian ballet dancer who made a debut in 1957 and later joined Bejart's Ballet. He was a leading soloist in Europe and the U.S., as well as being a principal dancer. He opened a school for dancers in Turin with his wife Jaleh Karendi in 1973.
American singer (The Spinners), (d. 2008).
Dutch-Frisian writer "Conquest of Leeuwarden"
Sérgio Cabral is a Brazilian politician who served as the Governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro. He is mostly known for his involvement in corruption scandals.
American politician and lawyer 7th Secretary of Energy, United States
7th United States Secretary for Energy
American actor and director, who at 19 was the first to land a part in "Rebel Without A Cause". He played the role of Rock Hudson's son and Elizabeth Taylor's daughter in "Giant" a year later. After Dean died, Hopper appeared to have taken in all the wild ways of his friend and had a difficult relationship and relationship with …
French rugby player. He was selected as fly half 14 times at international events between 1961-68. Even though there were only a few games, he scored 110 points. He and his brother Lilian orchestrated the first great French rugby chelem in the 1968 Five Nations Championships.
Kansas, USA; actor.
English voice actor (d. 1994).
American singer, somewhat well-known in the '50s & '60s as a singer of rock'n'roll.
American football coach and player (d. 2014).
Apple Inc. was co-founded by an American computer scientist.
German politician and educator
New York Giants, Indianapolis Colts
French cross-country skier and athlete, who took part in four Olympic Winter Games.
American actress who was also known as Marie Brent, and many other names. She appeared in many sex films of the 1960s and 1970s. She was a star in provocative titles directed by Joseph W. Sarno and Michael Findlay. She was seen in 1970's "The Party at Kitty and Stud" but better known as "Italian Stallion", which Sylvester Stallone’s first …
French screenwriter, director, and writer.
Canadian-American producer of the popular TV soap "The Young and the Restless", for nine years.
Russian javelin thrower (d.2002)
British diplomat and soldier in Russia
American cult leader who led 39 members to suicide by "Heaven's Gate". The bodies of the victims were discovered in a San Diego mansion. They had performed a macabre ritual over three days in which they had taken Phenobarbital with apple sauce and vodka. All of them were wearing Nike shoes and had quarters in their pockets (for a video …
American football punter and safety in the National Football League for Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago/St. The Green Bay Packers, the Dallas Cowboys and the Louis Cardinals. He was selected for five Pro Bowls. He played college football for Southern Methodist University.
Italian executive, director at alfa; administrator at finmeccanica; worked in news director from 1955 to 1978; economic director.
American CEO and executive in charge of Deluxe Inc. (a printing company that specializes on check printing). Deluxe prints more than 50% of all national printing privately and through financial institutions. The company is expanding into software and ATM's.
Famous birthdays on May 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1929 - 19201929
French lawyer, writer and founder of the firm Bredin Prat. On 15 June 1989, he was elected the twenty-first occupant of seat 3.
Croatian football player and coach
American poet and author of children's books, known for her poetic style and positive portrayal on the African-American experience.
Idi Amin was a Ugandan military officer and politician who served as the President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. He is mostly known for his brutal dictatorship, human rights abuses, and the expulsion of Asians from Uganda.
Italian Gold Medal Winner for Skeet and Trap, Melbourne Olympics 1956.
American banker and CEO at Fourth Financial, a commercial bank that buys S & Ls. Haines graduated with an AB and LLB degrees in English and History. He also enjoys playing golf as a hobby.
British Steel's deputy CEO
Japanese-American entrepreneur, Aveline is his wife and the leader of America's macrobiotic movement. They have been leading the field since the 1950's.
13th Earl of Airlie English and Scottish soldier and politician
German-English chemist and academic (d.81)
Earl of Airilet.
Vice chancellor (University of South Pacific).
Austrian-Spanish screenwriter and actor (d. 2014).
Lieutenant General / CEO (Cairn Tech)
voice director (Royal Shakespeare Company).
French journalist, editor of Le Monde in 1969, and then editor-in-chief and director of Le Monde diplomatique. He died in 2005, on the 5th of May.
French philosopher, journalist and writer. His most famous work is Les Modernes which was published in 1984. He was a prominent French AIDS survivor. His work is often credited with giving the disease a human face, and challenging public perceptions of it. He published many historical works during his lifetime that looked at middle-class social habits.
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French philosopher, Jesuit, scholar, whose work combined history psychoanalysis philosophy and the social sciences.
French baritone opera singer, who made his debut at Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, 533.
Baron Tombs English engineer, politician
CEO (Rolls Royce).
American psychologist and writer. He is the author of "Hypnosis In Perspective" 1965 and "The Hypnotic Investigation of Dreams" 1967. After serving in the USAF from 1942 to 1946, Moss earned his Ph.D. in 1952. While he was a Washington University professor, he became the Chief Psychiatrist of Veteran's Administration Hospital 53-56. He was the Chief Psychiatrist in state hospitals …
English pilot and commander (d. 2015).
Assistant master (Trinity House).
English painter and educator
Pennsylvania, USA; composer (Moby-Dick).
French automobile pioneer, race driver and founder of the French auto brand Alpine.
French vascular and visceral surgeon.
London, England -- French-hornist
American screenwriter and composer
British senior civil servant.
French theatre and film actor, who was a member of the ComA(c)die-FranASSaise.
Raymond Gérôme was a French actor known for his work in French cinema and theater.
Costa Rican politician and doctor. A distinguished surgeon and physician, Dr. Aguilar Bonneilla was elected First Vice President in 1970. He held that position until 1974 as an honorary. He held the presidency temporarily on several occasions in the absence of President Jose Figueres Ferrer.
Syracuse, New York -- Columnist/panelist (Leave it to Girls).
Famous birthdays on May 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1919 - 19101919
Mexican actor-screenwriter and producer of Mexican singer-songwriters (d. 2007).
American screenwriter and author (d. 1986).
Russian-Estonian philosopher and physicist (d. 1994).
Swedish soprano singer opera in Swedish. She received her first operatic contract for singing in 1947. She sang at the Metropolitan Opera on December 18, 1959. Before her big break, she sang at funerals and weddings for ten more years.
American producer and screenwriter (d. 2013).
American film producer
Eman Aruban politician.
German artist, drawer, book illustrator and set designer.
French philosopher and anthropologist.
Swedish industrialist and multi-millionaire shipbuilder, owner.
Craggs electrical engineer.
American-Canadian politician and chiropractor
Chinese-American poet, calligrapher, and educator (d.2015)
CEO (Powell Duffryn).
Author and driver of a Swiss race car (d. 2007).
violinist teacher conductor.
American football and baseball player (d.2013)
American politician and lawyer 31st United States Attorney General (d. 2004).
French actress who starred in over fifty films between 1939 and 1983.
Irish-American singer and actress
Swedish-born supermodel (d. 1992)
Belgian champion in chess. He died in 1980.
Spanish painter and engraver.
Haukfield SOE Operative.
Famous birthdays on May 17th for the celebrities who were born in the years 1909 - 19001909
German actress and singer in musicals and operatic films. She was the mother to actress Romy Schneider.
He was an Italian politician, art historian, and author. He was married and had one child. He died November 11, 1992, age 83
British senior civil servant.
American physicist (d. 1987).
American critic and novelist. He died in August 1977.
Paris 8?me Military man
Zagreb, Yugoslavia -- Soprano (Ljublama Opera 1927)
South Norwalk, Connecticut -- Actor - Martin Kane Private Eye
Budapest, Hungary -- Fencer (1936 Olympics, 48 Olympics – Gold Medalist).
British Chief Scientist/Minister of Power
Singer, dies at 91
American writer best known for his poetry, novels, and criticism. He was also an accomplished translator. He died in 1989, on the 2nd of June.
president (Westland Aircraft).
Metropolitan Opera diva, at the age of 83, succumbs to a stroke.
American Astrologer from San Diego, CA. He joined AFA June 1956. Died 1981.
He is a French actor who is distinguished and handsome. He was an extra in the Folies BergA"re and became a popular cabaret performer. He is best known for his American films "The Lost Moment", 1947, and "Divorce American Style", 1967.
French author (d. 1973)
French museum curator and historian, who died 23 February 1985.
Baseball player (d. 1991).
American baseball manager and player (d. 1991).
British Lieutenant General.
German composer who primarily composes music for the stage.
Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeini was an Iranian Shia Muslim religious leader and politician who led the 1979 Iranian Revolution and became the Supreme Leader of Iran.
The Ayatollah (Ayatollah) of Iran, Iranian leader. After a 15 year exile in Paris, he was the leader of Shaw Mohammed Reza Pahlavi's revolution. He is now 79. According to some reports, his personal fortune was worth $80 million.
Belgium sport Champion