Famous People Born On July 17th

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Angela Merkel
(First Female Chancellor of Germany (2005 - 2021))
Angela Merkel
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Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

The current chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel is widely described as the world's most powerful woman. Also considered the de facto leader of the European Union (EU), Angela Merkel has played an important role in strengthening international trade agreements. In 2020, she was named in Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People.

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Luke Bryan
(Singer-Songwriter)
Luke Bryan
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Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Leesburg, Georgia, United States

Luke Bryan is an American singer and songwriter. As a songwriter, Bryan has contributed to the success of songs recorded by musicians like Billy Currington and Travis Tritt. He is also an acclaimed singer with many prestigious awards under his belt. Also known for his philanthropic activities, Bryan has supported various charities, such as Red Cross and City of Hope.

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David Hasselhoff
(American Actor and TV Personality Who Holds a Guinness World Record as the Most Watched Man on TV)
David Hasselhoff
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Birth Year: 1952
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

David Hasselhoff played the iconic role of Mitch Buchannon in Baywatch. He has also starred in The Young and The Restless and Knight Rider, judged on America’s Got Talent, released a music album, and appeared in Broadway musicals. He has a Guinness record for being the most-watched man on TV.

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Billie Lourd
(Known for Her Roles in the TV Series 'Scream Queens', 'American Horror Story' and 'Star Wars' Sequel Trilogy)
Billie Lourd
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Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
The only child of actor Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd gained fame for her performance as Chanel #3 in Scream Queens and her roles in American Horror Story. Fans loved her as Lieutenant Connix in the Star Wars films The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi and as Gigi in Booksmart.
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Donald Sutherland
(Canadian Actor With a Film Career Spanning Six Decades)
Donald Sutherland
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Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: Saint John, Canada

Donald Sutherland is arguably the greatest Canadian actor of all time. In an illustrious career, that spans over more than five decades, Sutherland has played an influential role in both Canadian and American entertainment industries. He won an Academy Honorary Award in 2017 for his immense contribution to cinema. He is the father of actors Kiefer, Rossif, and Angus Sutherland.

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James Cagney
(One of the Greatest Male Stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood)
James Cagney
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Birth Year: 1899
Birthplace: Lower East Side, New York, United States
Died: March 30, 1986

James Cagney was an American dancer and actor who won the Academy Award for his performance in the 1942 musical, Yankee Doodle Dandy. In 1984, he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contributions to the entertainment industry. In 1999, he was named in the American Film Institute's Greatest Male Stars of the Classical Hollywood Cinema list.

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Diahann Carroll
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Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: October 4, 2019

Diahann Carroll was an American actress, model, singer, and activist. In 1962, she became the first African-American woman to receive a Tony Award under Best Actress in a Musical category. She is credited with starring in Julia, the first American TV series to star a black woman in a non-stereotypical role; Carroll's portrayal of Julia earned her a Golden Globe.

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Terence Tao
(Mathematician)
Terence Tao
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Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Terence Tao is an Australian-American mathematician who works at the University of California, Los Angeles as a professor of mathematics. Widely considered one of the most prominent living mathematicians, Tao was honored with the prestigious Fields Medal in 2006. In 2014, he was awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.

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Kali Uchis
(American Grammy Award Winning Musician Known for His Debut Album 'Isolation')
Kali Uchis
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Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Kali Uchis is an American singer who sings in English and Spanish languages. Uchis achieved international recognition after the release of her hit debut studio album Isolation. Over the course of her career, Kali Uchis has received several prestigious awards such as the Grammy Award, Billboard Music Award, and American Music Award.

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Lucie Arnaz
(Actress)
Lucie Arnaz
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Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

The daughter of Arnaz and Lucille Ball, Lucie Arnaz went on to become an actress. Over the years, Lucie has played an important role in preserving her mother's legacy; from 2002 to 2007, she presided over the directors' board of the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center. She also played a key role in promoting the Lucille Ball Festival of New Comedy.

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Phyllis Diller
(Comedian, Actress)
Phyllis Diller
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Birth Year: 1917
Birthplace: Lima, Ohio, United States
Died: August 20, 2012
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Tom Fletcher
(Musician)
Tom Fletcher
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Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: London Borough of Harrow
Tom Fletcher, lead vocalist and guitarist of the band McFly, has also written for several artists and bands, such as Busted, One Direction, and The Vamps. A successful YouTube vlogger, too, he has documented and shared all three pregnancies of his wife, Giovanna. He has also written several children’s books.
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Bitty Schram
(Actress)
Bitty Schram
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Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Bitty Schram is best known as Sharona Fleming from the series Monk and as Evelyn Gardner from the film A League of Their Own. She studied advertising at university on a tennis scholarship and then ventured into Broadway, with performances in plays such as Laughter on the 23rd Floor.
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Alun Armstrong
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Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: Annfield Plain

Alun Armstrong is an English actor renowned for playing eccentric characters. Known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Armstrong received the prestigious Olivier Award for his portrayal of the title role in the musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. For his contributions to the arts, Alun Armstrong was awarded two honorary degrees in July 2009.

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Eric Winter
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Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: La Mirada, California, United States
Eric Winter is best known as Craig O'Laughlin from The Mentalist and as Dash Gardiner from Witches of East End. He has also appeared in movies such as Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. He was initially a model. He has also co-authored a children’s book with his wife.
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Georges Lemaître
(Scientist & Priest)
Georges Lemaître
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Birth Year: 1894
Birthplace: Charleroi, Belgium
Died: June 20, 1966

Georges Lemaître was a mathematician, astronomer, and professor of physics. Lemaître was the first person to theorize that the expansion of the universe can be used to explain the recession of nearby galaxies. In 1927, Lemaître published the first estimation of the Hubble constant. He also came up with the Big Bang theory to explain the origin of the universe.

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Tom Cullen
(Actor)
Tom Cullen
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Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Aberystwyth, Wales
Thomas Cullen soared to fame with his role in the series Downton Abbey. Fans also loved him as Sir Landry in the series Knightfall. He delivered an award-winning debut performance in the film Weekend. He co-founded the company Undeb Theatre and has also directed the film Pink Wall.
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Arun Gawli
(Politician)
Arun Gawli
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Birth Year: 1955
Birthplace: Kopargaon, India
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Carey Hart
(American Professional Motorcyclist and the First to Perform a Back Flip on a 250cc Motorcycle)
Carey Hart
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Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Seal Beach, California, United States

Carey Hart is an American retired motorcycle racer and freestyle motocross competitor. Hart achieved popularity when he became the first motorcyclist to successfully execute a backflip maneuver during a competition on a 250cc motorcycle. He currently competes in off-road racing. Carey Hart is also known for founding the Hart & Huntington Tattoo & Clothing Company. 

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Travis Browne
(American Retired Mixed Martial Artist)
Travis Browne
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

MMA fighter Travis Browne is a renowned heavyweight who is known for his association with the UFC. He had an undefeated streak for his first 14 professional matches. He was interested in basketball before he ventured into Brazilian jiu-jitsu at 26. He is nicknamed Hapa, because of his mixed ancestry.

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Konnie Huq
(Television Presenter)
Konnie Huq
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Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Hammersmith
Konnie Huq is best known for being the longest-serving female host of the children’s show Blue Peter. She has also co-written a Black Mirror episode and published a children’s book. She has been a host on The Xtra Factor, too. She is a British Red Cross ambassador, too.
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Heather Langenkamp
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Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
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Benjamin Mendy
(Association football player)
Benjamin Mendy
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Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Longjumeau
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Nicolette Larson
(Best known for her work in the late 1970s)
Nicolette Larson
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Birth Year: 1952
Birthplace: Helena, Montana, United States
Died: December 16, 1997
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Natasha Hamilton
(Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Stage actor, Actor)
Natasha Hamilton
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Liverpool
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Art Linkletter
(Genial host of TV's House Party from 1943 to 1967)
Art Linkletter
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Birth Year: 1912
Birthplace: Moose Jaw, Canada
Died: May 26, 2010
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Victor Lindelof
(Football player)
Victor Lindelof
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Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Västerås, Sweden
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Vince Guaraldi
(Jazz musician, Pianist)
Vince Guaraldi
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Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: February 6, 1976
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Geezer Butler
(Musician)
Geezer Butler
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Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
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Jessica Amlee
(Actress)
Jessica Amlee
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Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada

Jessica Amlee is a Canadian actress best known for her portrayal of Mallory Wells in the family drama TV series, Heartland. Although she is yet to establish herself as a prominent feature film actress, Jessica Amlee has proved her mettle by delivering praiseworthy performance in TV films like Absolute Zero and Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story. 

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Ismail I
(sovereign, poet, writer)
Ismail I
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Birth Year: 1487
Birthplace: Ardabil
Died: May 23, 1524

Ismail I was the originator of the Safavid dynasty and ruled as the Shahanshah of Iran from 1501 to 1524. His reign is considered one of the most vital in Iranian history and his empire is regarded as one of the greatest in the history of Iran and one of the most powerful empires of the world during its peak. 

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Mason Rudolph
(American football quarterback)
Mason Rudolph
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Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Rock Hill, South Carolina
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Cécile de France
(Belgian Actress Known for Her Lead Roles in Films: 'High Tension' and 'Hereafter')
Cécile de France
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Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Namur, Belgium

Cécile de France is a Belgian actress who achieved international prominence for her performance in films like High Tension and Hereafter. One of the most celebrated and popular Belgian actresses of her generation, Cécile de France has won many prestigious awards including two César Awards and multiple Magritte Award nominations.

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Vishnu Vishal
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
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Robin Shou
(Marital arts actor who played Liu Kang in the Mortal Kombat film franchise)
Robin Shou
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Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Hong Kong
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Elbridge Gerry
(Vice President of the United States (1813-14))
Elbridge Gerry
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Birth Year: 1744
Birthplace: Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 23, 1814
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Matti Nykänen
(Ski jumper)
Matti Nykänen
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Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Jyväskylä, Finland
Died: February 4, 2019

Matti Nykänen was a Finnish ski jumper widely considered to be the greatest male ski jumper of all time. Over the course of his career, he won five Winter Olympic medals and nine World Championship medals. He won the International Masters Championship for veteran ski jumpers in 2008. He had a tumultuous personal life and faced several legal issues.

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Verne Lundquist
(Sports commentator)
Verne Lundquist
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Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Duluth
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Erle Stanley Gardner
(writer, lawyer, novelist, poet lawyer)
Erle Stanley Gardner
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Birth Year: 1889
Birthplace: Malden
Died: March 11, 1970
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Phoebe Snow
(Singer-songwriter)
Phoebe Snow
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Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
Died: April 26, 2011
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Mojo Rawley
(Professional wrestler, American football player)
Mojo Rawley
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Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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António Costa
(119th Prime Minister of Portugal )
António Costa
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Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal

António Costa is a Portuguese politician and lawyer. He is the current Prime Minister of Portugal, serving his second consecutive term. An important and influential politician, Costa has also held various ministerial offices apart from serving as the Mayor of Lisbon from 2007 to 2015. In 2017, the Government of India honored António Costa with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman. 

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Tim Brooke-Taylor
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Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Buxton, England
Died: April 12, 2020
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Connie Hawkins
(Basketball Player)
Connie Hawkins
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Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Died: October 6, 2017
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J. Michael Straczynski
(Screenwriter, Film producer, Novelist, Journalist, Writer, Playwright, Science fiction writer)
J. Michael Straczynski
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Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: Paterson

The son of a manual laborer, J. Michael Straczynski grew up to graduate in psychology and sociology. Best known for writing the Marvel Comics series The Amazing Spider-Man, he has written for both TV and films, apart from authoring his own books and creating the sci-fi TV show Babylon 5.

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Alex Winter
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Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: London, England, UK
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Brian K. Vaughan
(Comic Book Writer)
Brian K. Vaughan
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Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Yang Jiang
(Playwright)
Yang Jiang
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Birth Year: 1911
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: May 25, 2016

Yang Jiang was a Chinese author, translator, and playwright. Yang Jiang is credited with writing several successful comedies. A prolific translator, Yang was the first Chinese to come up with a proper Chinese version of Don Quixote. Her translation is considered the definitive translation of the popular novel in China.

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Xianfeng Emperor
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Birth Year: 1831
Birthplace: Yuanmingyuan Park, Beijing, China
Died: August 22, 1861

Qing dynasty Chinese emperor Xianfeng not just faced the invasion of the European powers but also had to deal with the internal Taiping Rebellion. In his bid to prevent the disintegration of his empire, he relied on the militia. He eventually fled his city when the Anglo-French forces advanced into it.

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Wong Kar-wai
(A contemporary auteur, and ranks third on Sight & Sound's 2002 poll of the greatest filmmakers of modern times.)
Wong Kar-wai
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Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Shanghai, China

Moon is accountable for the personality traits typical to all Cancerian individuals, as it is the reigning celestial body of the zodiac sign. However, the actual date in which individuals are born is rule by different planets which explain the plausible difference in the characteristic of individuals falling in the same zodiacal group. People born on July 17 come under the influence of Saturn and Moon. Thus, the probabilities of their personality are different and unique. These people possess a commonsensical yet realistic approach to life. They have a cheerful outlook and a soft heart. They are not biased folks and believe in having a balanced view of the circumstances and conditions. Additionally, these people have lots of patience, perseverance and loyalty in them. The only thing that fails to work for July 17 individuals is their obstinate streak, which can cause misjudgement.

Personality Traits & Characteristic of Famous People Born on July 17

Personality
Warm-hearted, practical and determined are some of the traits that are seen in individuals born on July 17. These people are endowed with the usual charm and charisma and have a considerate nature as well. This, however is not just it, for July 17 individuals are naturally intuitive, compassionate and considerable as well.  They have a cheery disposition and good social and listening skills.  These people have a mixed sense of responsibility and are ambitious and disciplined. They have an over active imagination, and like to remain busy all the time with plenty of interests and hobbies. Fun-loving and humoristic, these people never seem to feel that they are too old for enjoyment and fun.

Health
The general health condition of individuals born on July 17 is usually robust. These people are extremely conscious about their healthy being and are thus, watchful of their diet and cautious regarding health matters. They do not believe in any sort of overindulgence and instead, have an affinity for sport activities which helps them stay fit and hydrated. The only thing that July 17 natives need to work on is getting the desired amount of relaxation. They are mostly stressed out which leads to feeling fatigued, moody and miserable. These people need to release their tension and anxiety some way or the other to enhance their overall vitality and give a boost to their well-being.

Finance
July 17 folks have a careful approach towards finance. These people are cautious about the way they spend and hence do not indulge in any kind of overspending or impulsive shopping. They ordinarily display intense honesty while dealing with finances. Since these people have a strong luck, they are known to make great monetary benefits from buying and selling of land.

Career
Making a career choice for July 17 individuals is not a difficult task as these people are determined and destined for success. Endowed with a business oriented mind, these people not only do well in case of self-employment but also while working with others. They have the acumen for working hard and making a progressive growth in the chosen occupation. What’s more, their warm companionable temperament, practical nature and highly responsible attitude help them attain success in their professional front.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
Typically affectionate, caring and responsive, Cancerians born on July 17 maintain cordial relationship with family and friends. These people crave for love and understanding from each of their relationships and the same holds true for romantic associations as well. In matters of love, these people seek comfort, security and commitment. They avoid arguments of any kind and consider compromise as a better option. These individuals mostly talk calmly with their lovers and are always with full of patience and exuberance.  However, July 17 individuals can be a tad bit oversensitive and clingy. Being protective of their lover comes naturally to these folks. as far as parenting is concerned, July 17 individuals can be tagged as the most responsible and capable parents. They believe in providing their children with complete freedom and are less likely to inflict any pressure on them.

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