Famous People Born On February 17th

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Those born on February 17 share the influence of their ruling planets Saturn and Uranus. Soothsayers of the past have declared that just the number of the day, 17 will bring about great fame for those born on this day. That underlying fame brings out the ambitious side of Saturn and when combined with the hard working Aquarius personality makes for a very unique person.

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 1 
Michael Jordan
( The Greatest Basketball Player of All Time)
Michael Jordan
114
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

A superstar, a legend and the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan is all this and much more. Very few athletes can match up with his level of popularity and impact. And if that is not enough, he is also the richest former professional athlete in the world.

 2 
Ed Sheeran
(Singer)
Ed Sheeran
180
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Halifax, West Yorkshire, England

Ed Sheeran is one of the most popular English singer-songwriters of the current generation. His songs Castle on the Hill and Shape of You from his third studio album broke records in several countries. He is one of the best-selling music artists in the world, having sold over 150 million records worldwide.

 3 
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
(Actor and Director Known for His Films: '500 Days of Summer' and '50/50')
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
24
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

A multitalented personality, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a versatile actor, a recognised director and the founder of HitRecord, a collaborative platform for creative artist. Debuting as a child actor, he won fame and awards with the television series 3rd Rock from the Sun. Later, as an adult, he acted in films like The Dark Knight Rises, Inception and Don Jon.

 4 
Billie Joe Armstrong
(Lead Vocalist, Songwriter and Guitarist of the Rock Band 'Green Day')
Billie Joe Armstrong
17
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States

Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician and record producer. He is credited with co-founding and popularizing the rock band, Green Day. As a guitarist and vocalist, he has also contributed immensely to the success of the punk rock band Pinhead Gunpowder. In 1997, Armstrong founded Adeline Records to help support contemporary bands; the record company was closed in 2017.

 5 
AB de Villiers
(Cricketer)
AB de Villiers
47
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Bela-Bela, South Africa

AB de Villiers, also known as “Mr. 360” and “Superman,” has captained the South African cricket team in Tests, ODIs, and T20s. Named the ICC ODI Player of the Year thrice, the Wisden "cricketer of the decade" is a devout Christian, has written an autobiography, and released a pop album.

 6 
Vasyl Lomachenko
(One of the Most Successful Amateur Boxers of All Time)
Vasyl Lomachenko
21
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyi, Ukraine

Vasyl Lomachenko is a Ukrainian professional boxer. He is widely regarded as the most popular Ukrainian boxer and one of the most successful amateur boxers ever with an impressive record of 396 wins and 1 loss. Known for his exceptional accuracy, creativity, hand speed, athleticism, footwork, and defense, Lomachenko won Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012.

 7 
Paris Hilton
(Socialite, Actress and Great-Granddaughter of Conrad Hilton)
Paris Hilton
56
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Paris Hilton comes from an affluent family and is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. A leaked 2001 sex tape with her then boyfriend, Rick Salomon, had created quite a scandal in 2003, which led her to act in the reality television series, The Simple Life. She’s also an actress, singer, model, author, socialite and businesswomen.

 8 
Bonnie Wright
(Actress)
Bonnie Wright
14
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Bonnie Wright is an English actress, filmmaker, screenwriter, and activist. She is best known for portraying Ginny Weasley in the popular Harry Potter movie series. Over the years, Wright has been playing a key role in raising awareness about plastic pollution. She also serves as an ambassador for an international non-governmental charity called Lumos.

 9 
Rene Russo
(Actress and Model)
Rene Russo
12
Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States

Rene Russo is an American actress, model, and producer. As a fashion model, Russo graced the covers of magazines like Cosmopolitan and Vogue during the 1970s. She then established herself as an actress, playing important roles in popular films like Lethal Weapon 3, Outbreak, and In the Line of Fire. She also headlined the comedy film Yours, Mine and Ours.

 10 
Jim Brown
(Football Player)
Jim Brown
11
Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: St. Simons, Georgia, United States
 11 
Larry the Cable Guy
(Stand-up comedian, Actor, Voice Actor)
Larry the Cable Guy
16
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Pawnee City, Nebraska
Stand-up comedian Daniel Lawrence Whitney, better known as "Larry the Cable Guy," soared to fame with Blue Collar Comedy Tour. He has authored a book named Git-R-Done, which is also his signature catchphrase. He was the voice of Mater in the Cars film series and has appeared in several movies.
 12 
Huey P. Newton
(Political Activist, Revolutionary Leader and Co-Founder of the ‘Black Panther Party’)
Huey P. Newton
8
Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Died: August 22, 1989

Huey P. Newton was an African-American civil and political rights activist. He is credited with co-founding The Black Panther Party (BPP), which went on to become one of black movement's most influential organizations of the late-1960s. The party, under Newton's leadership, founded more than 60 community support programs, including Free Breakfast for Children, which provided food to thousands of children.

 13 
Denise Richards
(Actress & Television Personality Known for Her Films: 'Starship Troopers' & 'Bond Girl' in 'The World Is Not Enough')
Denise Richards
23
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Downers Grove, Illinois, United States

Denise Richards is an actress, television personality and a former fashion model. Some of her well known films are Starship Troopers, Wild Things, The World Is Not Enough and Love Actually. She’s also worked in many television sitcoms and has made it to top 50 and top 100 ‘Sexiest Women’ list of several magazines. She supports numerous charities.

 14 
Lou Diamond Phillips
(Actor and Director Known for His Role as ‘Ritchie Valens’ in the Biopic ‘La Bamba’)
Lou Diamond Phillips
22
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, Philippines

Golden Globe-nominated actor Lou Diamond Phillips is best known as Ritchie Valens from the film La Bamba. His performance in the Broadway revival of The King and I earned him a Tony nomination. He has also appeared in a string of TV and radio projects and participated in poker championships.

 15 
Michael Bay
(One of the Most Commercially Successful Film Directors in History)
Michael Bay
14
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Filmmaker Michael Bay, the man behind films such as Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, and the Transformers movies, is known for his big-budget action films with eye-catching special effects. He also co-owns two production houses, one of which has remade several horror films, such as The Amityville Horror and Friday the 13th.
 16 
Dominic Purcell
(Actor best known for his portrayals of Lincoln Burrows in Fox's Prison Break (2005–2009; 2017) and Mick Rory / Heat Wave in The CW's The Flash (2014–2016))
Dominic Purcell
6
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Wallasey, England, United Kingdom
 17 
Jason Ritter
9
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Jason Ritter, son of actors Nancy Morgan and John Ritter, is best known for his Emmy-nominated role as Mark Cyr in Parenthood. Fans loved him as Kevin Girardi in Joan of Arcadia and as the voice of Dipper Pines in Gravity Falls. He has also appeared in many short films.
 18 
Vicente Fernández
(Singer, actor, and movie producer whose career has spanned more than fifty years and resulted in seven Latin Grammy Awards.)
Vicente Fernández
8
Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Died: December 12, 2021
One of Mexico’s best-known cultural icons, singer-actor Vicente Fernández gained nicknames such as The King of Ranchera Music. Known for his signature oversized sombrero and eye-catching costumes, he sold more than 50 million albums throughout his career and won 3 Grammys and 9 Latin Grammys. He also produced Mexican films.
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Sasha Pieterse
(Actress, Singer and Songwriter)
Sasha Pieterse
8
Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

Sasha Pieterse is an actress, songwriter, and singer. She is best known for playing Alison DiLaurentis in the popular mystery thriller TV series, Pretty Little Liars. Also known for her dancing skills, Pieterse took part in the season 25 of Dancing with the Stars where she finished tenth.  In 2019, Pieterse helped build houses by working with Habitat for Humanity.

 20 
Hal Holbrook
10
Birth Year: 1925
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S
Died: January 23, 2021

Actor, TV director, and writer, Hal Holbrook, has been active in the entertainment industry for seven decades. In his extensive career, he has appeared in hundreds of films, TV shows, and stage productions. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including five Primetime Emmy Awards. He was honored with the National Humanities Medal in 2003.

 21 
Wu Zetian
(Chinese Empress)
Wu Zetian
10
Birth Year: 0624
Birthplace: Lizhou, Tang Dynasty
Died: December 16, 0705

Wu Zetian was a Chinese empress regnant who ruled the Zhou dynasty from 690 to 705. She is the only female monarch in Chinese history. Before ruling the Zhou dynasty, Wu Zetian had served as the de facto ruler of China from 665 to 690. Under her political and military leadership, the Chinese empire expanded beyond its former territorial limits.

 22 
Marc Márquez
(Spanish Professional Grand Prix Motorcycle Road Racer)
Marc Márquez
7
Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Cervera, Spain

Marc Márquez is a Spanish professional road racer best known for his association with Repsol Honda. Having won eight Grand Prix World Championships so far, Márquez is counted among the most successful motorcycle racers in the history of motorcycle racing. The most successful and popular Spanish rider in MotoGP history, Márquez is also counted among the greatest innovators of MotoGP.

 23 
Lucy Davis
(Actress)
Lucy Davis
2
Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Solihull, West Midlands, England, UK
 24 
Richard Karn
(Actor and Game Show Host Known for His Role ‘Al Borland’ in the TV Series ‘Home Improvement’)
Richard Karn
4
Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

Richard Karn is an American actor and former game show host. He is known for hosting the popular game show, Family Feud, and for playing Al Borland in the television series Home Improvement. Karn used the popularity, which he achieved through Home Improvement, to author a couple of books on home renovation, such as House Broken and Handy at Home.

 25 
Taylor Hawkins
(Musician)
Taylor Hawkins
4
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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Chord Overstreet
5
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
 27 
Alejandro Jodorowsky
(Chilean-Born French Film Director and Screenwriter)
Alejandro Jodorowsky
7
Birth Year: 1929
Birthplace: Tocopilla, Chile

Chilean-French filmmaker and artist, Alejandro Jodorowsky, is best known for his avant-garde films. A multifaceted personality, he is also a novelist, poet, musician, composer, and spiritual guru. His films are filled with surreal images and mysticism. A much-revered figure in international cinema, he is the recipient of the Jack Smith Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF).

 28 
Gene Pitney
(Singer-songwriter)
Gene Pitney
9
Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 5, 2006
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Jerry O'Connell
10
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
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Mary Ann Mobley
2
Birth Year: 1937
Birthplace: Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 9, 2014
 31 
Rickey Medlocke
(Musician)
Rickey Medlocke
1
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
 32 
Alan Bates
(British Actor Best Known for His Films: 'The Fixer', 'Whistle Down the Wind' and 'A Kind of Loving')
Alan Bates
5
Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: Allestree, Derby, England
Died: December 27, 2003

Alan Bates was an English actor who achieved popularity during the 1960s by playing important roles in films like Whistle Down the Wind and A Kind of Loving. The same decade, he also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Yakov Shepsovitch Bok in the 1968 British drama film The Fixer.   

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Brooke D'Orsay
1
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 34 
Devin White
(American football player)
Devin White
3
Birth Year: 1998
Birthplace: Springhill, Louisiana, United States
 35 
René Laennec
(Inventor of Stethoscope)
René Laennec
2
Birth Year: 1781
Birthplace: Quimper, France
Died: August 13, 1826
Unlike most doctors, French physician René Laennec was also a skilled musician. It was while making his own wooden flutes that he invented the stethoscope, which helped doctors examine the chest cavity through auditory cues. His research also included work on melanoma, cirrhosis, and tuberculosis. He was a dedicated Catholic.
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Barry Humphries
(Actor, Author and Comedian Best Known for His Character ‘Dame Edna Everage’ on TV Show)
Barry Humphries
7
Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: Kew, Australia
Australian comedian and satirist Barry Humphries is best known for his stage/TV alter egos Sir Les Patterson and Dame Edna Everage. He has also written plays for London's West End and also published an award-winning autobiography. Known for his Dadaist humor, he is also a skilled landscape painter.
 37 
Sarah Barthel
(Singer, Girlfriend of Olympian Shaun White)
Sarah Barthel
4
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Greenwich, New York
 38 
Kathleen Freeman
5
Birth Year: 1919
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 23, 2001
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Christina Pickles
1
Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: Halifax, England
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Patricia Routledge
5
Birth Year: 1929
Birthplace: Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UK
Adriano Leite Ribeiro
4
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
 42 
Banjo Paterson
17
Birth Year: 1864
Birthplace: Orange
Died: February 5, 1941

Remembered for the legendary poems Waltzing Matilda and The Man from Snowy River, Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson was an Australian bush poet who depicted rural life through his works. Initially a law clerk and a journalist, he later adopted the pseudonym Banjo, which was his favorite horse’s name.

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Les Brown
(Author)
Les Brown
9
Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Liberty City, Miami, Florida, United States
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Sony Michel
(American football running back)
Sony Michel
2
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States
 45 
Anne Curtis
(Social star and actress who starred in the film When Love Begins with Aga Muhlach)
Anne Curtis
6
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Yarrawonga, Victoria, Australia
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David Goggins
(Ultramarathon runner)
David Goggins
9
Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
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Meaghan Martin
3
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Fallon, Nevada, United States
 48 
Annie Glenn
(Disability rights activist)
Annie Glenn
3
Birth Year: 1920
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: May 19, 2020
 49 
Case Keenum
(Football Player)
Case Keenum
6
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Brownwood, Texas
 50 
Rebecca Adlington
1
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Mansfield

Rebecca Adlington made headlines with her double-gold win at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, in which she aced both the 400m and 800m freestyle events. After retiring at 23, she has worked for BBC as a sports pundit and participated in shows such as I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on February 17

Personality
People born on February 17 have a good vibe about themselves and this helps them on their way to fame. Symbols of love and inner peace are attributed to these Aquarian individuals, giving them strength to handle challenges with dignity and fortitude. These individuals have strong spirit and loads of patience; they have an innate drive to conquer the world. February 17 people should be careful that fame comes with a price and keeping their feet on the ground is as important as succeeding. Some will see the need for fame as a great attribute but it can bring about an eccentric personality as well.

Health
People born on this day have a propensity toward extreme stress. Seeking fame will come with a price and their health can be the first thing to suffer. They should take proper and healthy diet. While on that quest for fame, some will have a tendency to stay inside for long periods; making sure to get plenty of fresh air and sunshine is absolutely essential. Take extra care with feet and joints if you share February 17 as your birthday.

Finance
Financial situation of people born on this day is quite sound. With a strong frugal nature and easy sense of budget, these individuals find it simple to save money and make themselves financially secure.

Career
An ideal career choice for people born on this day would be something that places them within the public eye; but it may happen that deep inside the longing to be private may take control and cause mental conflict.

Relationships, Marriage and Children
Those born on February 17 find it difficult to find the perfect mate. These individuals remain focused and determined in their search for perfect soul mate. Their impulsive and passionate nature draw others towards them. Once they find their perfect soul mate they are loyal and committed in the relationship. However, they do not tolerate any indiscretions from their partner. Loyalty and devotion must go both ways for this Aquarius to have a happy and healthy relationship.

Lucky Colors: Deep blue and Black
Lucky Numbers: 8, 17, 26, 35, 44, 53, 62, 71
Lucky Day (of the week): Saturday
Lucky Days (of the month): 8th, 9th