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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.

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

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

Clara LukasiakClara Lukasiak
(Reality Star & Social Media Personality)

Pennsylvania, USA

American

2009

Lady Colin CampbellLady Colin Campbell

Jamaica

British

1949

Ed McCaffreyEd McCaffrey

Waynesboro

American

1968

Jon GrudenJon Gruden

Sandusky

American

1963

Columba BushColumba Bush

León

American

1953

Belinda CarlisleBelinda Carlisle

Hollywood

American

1958

Tarja TurunenTarja Turunen

Kitee

Finnish

1977

Jiang ZeminJiang Zemin

Yangzhou

Chinese

1926

Julian FellowesJulian Fellowes

Cairo

British

1949

Giuliana RancicGiuliana Rancic
(Journalist, Television producer, Actor)

Naples

Italian

1974

John III SobieskiJohn III Sobieski

17 June 1696

Olesko

Ukrainian

1629

Mark FeltMark Felt

18 December 2008

Twin Falls

American

1913

Phil JagielkaPhil Jagielka

Manchester

British

1982

Gene KranzGene Kranz

Toledo

American

1933

Nelson PiquetNelson Piquet

Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian

1952

William GallasWilliam Gallas

Asnières-sur-Seine

French

1977

Leslie GrovesLeslie Groves

13 July 1970

Albany

American

1896

Guillermo VilasGuillermo Vilas

Buenos Aires

Argentine

1952

Marcus BergMarcus Berg

Torsby

Swedish

1986

Gustav SchwarzeneggerGustav Schwarzenegger

13 December 1972

Austria-Hungary

Austrian

1907

Ibrahim BabangidaIbrahim Babangida

Minna

Nigerian

1941

Jelena KarleušaJelena Karleuša

Belgrade

Yugoslav

1978

Daniel GüizaDaniel Güiza

Jerez de la Frontera

Spanish

1980

Yū AoiYū Aoi

Kasuga

Japanese

1985

Johannes GeisJohannes Geis

Schweinfurt

German

1993

Jon OlssonJon Olsson

Mora

Swedish

1982

Lene MarlinLene Marlin

Tromsø

Norwegian

1980

Manuele BlasiManuele Blasi

Civitavecchia

Italian

1980

Fred GoodwinFred Goodwin

Paisley

British

1958

Jin YouzhiJin Youzhi

Beijing

Chinese

1918

Ingrid DaubechiesIngrid Daubechies

Houthalen-Helchteren

Belgian

1954

Chiquinquirá DelgadoChiquinquirá Delgado

Maracaibo

Venezuelan

1972

Ed SandersEd Sanders
(Publisher, Poet, Environmentalist)

Kansas City

American

1939

Marcelo CaetanoMarcelo Caetano

26 October 1980

Lisbon

Portuguese

1906

Frederick LauFrederick Lau

Steglitz

German

1989

Norman ChadNorman Chad

American

1958

George MellyGeorge Melly

05 July 2007

Liverpool

British

1926

Cinta LauraCinta Laura

Quakenbrück

German

1993

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Carrie GrantCarrie Grant

London Borough of Enfield

British

1965

Don McKellarDon McKellar

Toronto

Canadian

1963

Geoffrey EltonGeoffrey Elton

03 December 1994

Tübingen

British

1921

Maria-Elisabeth SchaefflerMaria-Elisabeth Schaeffler

Prague

German

1941

JorginhoJorginho

Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian

1964

Bimal JalanBimal Jalan
(Member of Parliament)

India

Indian

1941

ShabnamShabnam

Dhaka

Bangladeshi

1942

Cleve MolerCleve Moler

American

1939

Colin MouldingColin Moulding

Swindon

British

1955

Thomas HodgkinThomas Hodgkin

05 April 1866

Pentonville

British

1798

Arend LijphartArend Lijphart

Apeldoorn

American

1936

Ron StrykertRon Strykert

Australia

Australian

1957

Vibeke SteneVibeke Stene

Sokndal

Norwegian

1978

Nicola PorporaNicola Porpora

03 March 1768

Naples

Italian

1686

Henry DrummondHenry Drummond

11 March 1897

Stirling

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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