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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.

Abu Bakar BashirAbu Bakar Bashir
(Cleric)

Jombang Regency

Indonesian

1938

Alan MinterAlan Minter
(Professional Boxer)

Crawley

British

1951

Davy CrockettDavy Crockett

06 March 1836

Greene County

American

1786

Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
(Founder of Oracle)

Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York, U.S.

American

1944

Marcus Mosiah Garvey JrMarcus Garvey

10 June 1940

Jamaican

1887

Menelik IIMenelik II
(Emperor of Ethiopia)

12 December 1913

Angolalla Tera

Ethiopian

1844

Pierre de FermatPierre de Fermat
(Lawyer)

12 January 1665

Beaumont-de-Lomagne

French

1601

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

Ted HughesTed Hughes
(Poet and Children's Writer)

28 October 1998

Mytholmroyd

British

1930

Thierry HenryThierry Henry
(Former French Footballer)

Les Ulis, Essonne, France

French

1977

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

Chaguanas

British

1932

William CarreyWilliam Carey
(Missionary)

09 June 1834

Paulerspury

British

1761

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

Mae WestMae West

22 November 1980

Bushwick, New York

American

1893

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