People born on this day have strong will power and are very confident of themselves. Browse through this article for a list of famous people born on 17th August and also know more about their personality traits.

August 17 born individuals are under the influence of both the Sun and Saturn. While the former provides the individuals a strong will power and ever-lasting confidence, the latter influences them by making them absolutely reliable and calm. While the confidence makes these individual take up challenges and move ahead in life, the calmness in the temperament gives them a clear perspective of life. Adding to this is their charming personality and the far-sightedness. August 17th born are endowed with great organizational skills and a convincing eloquence. However, these individuals are prone to negativity and brooding. Their moodiness can be a cause of worry as it ignites the antagonistic side of their personality and makes them hostile and argumentative.

Taissa FarmigaTaissa Farmiga
(Actress)

White House Station, Readington, New Jersey, United States

American

1994

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro

New York City

American

1943

Sean PennSean Penn
(Academy Award Winning Actor)

Los Angeles County, California, U.S

American

1960

Austin Butler Austin Butler
(Actor)

Anaheim, California, U.S.

American

1991

Thierry HenryThierry Henry
(Former French Footballer)

Les Ulis, Essonne, France

French

1977

Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
(Founder of Oracle)

Manhattan, New York

American

1944

Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg
(Actor, Singer, Producer)

Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States

American

1969

Marcus Mosiah Garvey JrMarcus Garvey

10 June 1940

Jamaican

1887

Davy CrockettDavy Crockett

06 March 1836

Greene County

American

1786

Ted HughesTed Hughes
(Poet and Children's Writer)

28 October 1998

Mytholmroyd

British

1930

Mae WestMae West
(Actress)

22 November 1980

Bushwick

American

1893

Charles I of AustriaCharles I of Austria
(Last ruler of Austro-Hungarian Empire)

01 April 1922

Persenbeug-Gottsdorf

Hungarian

1887

Pierre de FermatPierre de Fermat
(Lawyer)

12 January 1665

Beaumont-de-Lomagne

French

1601

Samuel GoldwynSamuel Goldwyn
(Film Producer)

31 January 1974

Warsaw

American

1879

Menelik IIMenelik II
(Emperor of Ethiopia)

12 December 1913

Angolalla Tera

Ethiopian

1844

Herta MüllerHerta Müller
(Writer)

Nițchidorf

German

1953

Jim CourierJim Courier
(Tennis Player)

Sanford, Florida, United States

American

1970

Abu Bakar BashirAbu Bakar Bashir
(Cleric)

Jombang Regency

Indonesian

1938

William CarreyWilliam Carey
(Missionary)

09 June 1834

Paulerspury

British

1761

Alan MinterAlan Minter
(Professional Boxer)

Crawley

British

1951

V.S. NaipaulV.S. Naipaul
(Writer)

Chaguanas

British

1932

Jessi SmilesJessi Smiles
(Viner, YouTuber, Singer)

Miami, Florida, United States

American

1993

Maureen O’HaraMaureen O’Hara
(Actress)

Ranelagh, Republic of Ireland

Irish

1920

Clara LukasiakClara Lukasiak
(Reality Star & Social Media Personality)

Pennsylvania, USA

American

2009

Lady Colin CampbellLady Colin Campbell
(writer, autobiographer, biographer)

Jamaica

British

1949

Ed McCaffreyEd McCaffrey
(American football player)

Waynesboro

American

1968

Jon GrudenJon Gruden
(American football player, Head coach)

Sandusky

American

1963

Columba BushColumba Bush

León

Mexican,American

1953

Belinda CarlisleBelinda Carlisle
(Singer, Musician)

Los Angeles

American

1958

Tarja TurunenTarja Turunen
(Singer, Opera singer, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter)

Kitee

Finnish

1977

Jiang ZeminJiang Zemin
(Politician)

Yangzhou

1926

Julian FellowesJulian Fellowes
(Screenwriter, Film director, Politician, Film producer, Novelist, Writer, Librettist, Stage actor, Film actor)

Cairo

British

1949

Giuliana RancicGiuliana Rancic
(Actor, Journalist, Restaurateur)

Naples

Italian,American

1974

John III SobieskiJohn III Sobieski
(Military leader, Politician)

17 June 1696

Olesko

1629

Mark FeltMark Felt
(Lawyer)

18 December 2008

Twin Falls

American

1913

Phil JagielkaPhil Jagielka
(Association football player)

Manchester

British

1982

Gene KranzGene Kranz
(Officer, Engineer)

Toledo

American

1933

Nelson PiquetNelson Piquet
(Racecar driver)

Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian

1952

William GallasWilliam Gallas
(Association football player)

Asnières-sur-Seine

French

1977

Leslie GrovesLeslie Groves
(Engineer)

13 July 1970

Albany

American

1896

Guillermo VilasGuillermo Vilas
(Tennis player)

Mar del Plata

Argentine

1952

Marcus BergMarcus Berg
(Association football player)

Torsby Municipality

Swedish

1986

Gustav SchwarzeneggerGustav Schwarzenegger

01 December 1972

Austria-Hungary

Austrian

1907

Ibrahim BabangidaIbrahim Babangida
(Politician, Military)

Minna

Nigerian

1941

Jelena KarleušaJelena Karleuša
(Singer, Columnist)

Belgrade

Serbian

1978

Daniel GüizaDaniel Güiza

Jerez de la Frontera

Spanish

1980

Yū AoiYū Aoi
(Actor, Fashion model, Model)

Kasuga

Japanese

1985

Johannes GeisJohannes Geis
(Association football player)

Schweinfurt

German

1993

Jon OlssonJon Olsson
(Alpine skier, Freestyle skier)

Mora Municipality

Swedish

1982

Lene MarlinLene Marlin
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Pianist)

Tromsø

Norwegian

1980

Manuele BlasiManuele Blasi
(Association football player)

Civitavecchia

Italian

1980

Fred GoodwinFred Goodwin
(Businessperson, Banker)

Paisley

British

1958

Jin YouzhiJin Youzhi

10 April 2015

Beijing

Chinese

1918

Ingrid DaubechiesIngrid Daubechies
(Mathematician, Physicist, University teacher)

Houthalen-Helchteren

Belgian,American

1954

Chiquinquirá DelgadoChiquinquirá Delgado
(Actor, Model)

Maracaibo

Venezuelan

1972

Ed SandersEd Sanders
(Musician, Writer)

Kansas City

American

1939

Marcelo CaetanoMarcelo Caetano
(Politician, University teacher, Lawyer, Historian)

26 October 1980

Lisbon

Portuguese

1906

Frederick LauFrederick Lau
(Actor)

Steglitz

German

1989

Norman ChadNorman Chad
(Journalist)

Washington, D.C.

American

1958

George MellyGeorge Melly
(Jazz musician, Journalist, Screenwriter, Writer, Singer)

05 July 2007

Liverpool

British

1926

Cinta LauraCinta Laura
(Actor, Singer, Model)

Quakenbrück

Indonesian

1993

Carrie GrantCarrie Grant
(Television presenter, Singer, Vocal coach)

London Borough of Enfield

British

1965

Don McKellarDon McKellar
(Screenwriter, Film director, Actor)

Toronto

Canadian

1963

Geoffrey EltonGeoffrey Elton
(Writer, Historian of the modern age, Historian, University teacher, Lawyer)

03 December 1994

Tübingen

German,British

1921

Maria-Elisabeth SchaefflerMaria-Elisabeth Schaeffler
(Businessperson)

Prague

German

1941

JorginhoJorginho
(Association football player, Association football manager)

Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian

1964

Bimal JalanBimal Jalan
(Economist, Politician)

Rajgarh

Indian

1941

ShabnamShabnam
(Actor)

Dhaka

Bangladeshi

1942

Cleve MolerCleve Moler
(Mathematician, Programmer, Engineer, University teacher, Computer scientist)

Salt Lake City

American

1939

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Colin MouldingColin Moulding
(Bassist, Singer, Songwriter)

Swindon

British

1955

Thomas HodgkinThomas Hodgkin
(Physician, Hematologist)

05 April 1866

London

British

1798

Arend LijphartArend Lijphart
(Political scientist, University teacher)

Apeldoorn

1936

Ron StrykertRon Strykert
(Guitarist, Songwriter)

Australia

Australian

1957

Vibeke SteneVibeke Stene
(Singer, Opera singer, Vocal coach)

Sokndal

Norwegian

1978

Nicola PorporaNicola Porpora
(Composer, Music educator)

03 March 1768

Naples

Italian

1686

Henry DrummondHenry Drummond
(Author, University teacher, Writer)

11 March 1897

Stirling, United Kingdom

Scottish

1851

Jean PoiréJean Poiré

14 March 1992

French

1926

John C. HawkesJohn C. Hawkes

15 May 1998

American

1925

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, JrMarcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr

10 June 1940

Saint Ann Parish

Jamaican

1887

Personality Traits & Characteristic of Famous People Born on August 17

Personality
August 17th individuals are immensely capable with a strong mind, a tolerant heart and a forgiving nature. They are outgoing and friendly. When along with these individuals, staying unhappy or gloomy is not an option at all as it is the nature of August 17th natives to enliven the mood of others and make them smile through their fun, exuberant side.  These people are trustworthy and charitable and compassionate towards others sorrow and misery. At work, august 17th borns are extremely focussed with their innovative thought and ideas. Mental discipline and versatility makes these individuals stay calm and composed even at the time of crises.  

Health
Health and fitness issues would constantly be of worry for August 17th born individuals. Not that they would be unhealthy, these individuals require that extra care and attention to stay fit. These individuals neglect their health and take their well-being for granted. Due to this, they often get on the wrong side of good health and well being. Another factor that contributes towards the same is stress and anxiety. Relaxation and adequate sleep therefore is a must for these individuals to remain healthy and fit.

Finance
Financially, August 17th individuals are blessed and rarely face any crises situation. What is further more favourable is the fact that these people are in the habit of saving money for the future. As such, they rarely face any crux financially. Also, since these people are not in the habit of overspending, financial security is never a problem.

Career
Versatile and good natured, selecting a career for August 17th individual is not a big deal as they are proficient and competent in all types of work. However, these individuals are skilled at research and have a knack for exploration. They, hence, do well when enrolled in vocations that utilize this talent of theirs. While individuals born on this date are hardworking, it is their humoristic nature and an ability to brighten the working environment that makes them resourceful.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
August 17th individuals have a conventional view of romance. Though these people are realistic in nature and have an idealistic standard of life, when searching for a soul mate they look for one who would be completely dedicated and loyal to them and give them the reassurance they need. Emotional stability and loving nature is what they seek for from a partner. In return, they are completely loyal and true to their soul mate. August 17th natives are unselfish in their conduct, protective of their partner and emotionally sensitive. Parenthood does not come naturally to august 17th borns but they make emotional adjustments when they have their own children.  

Lucky Colors: Deep Blue, Black
Lucky Numbers: 8, 17, 26, 35, 44, 53
Lucky Days (of the week): Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Lucky Days (of the month): 8, 18, 26

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