Famous People Born On March 17th

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People born on the 17th day of March have a vision beyond what is on the surface. This tendency explains why they always ask for reasons and expect answers. With Neptune as their planetary influence, they produce creative ideas that are unique and individualistic. People from the domain of March 17 have the ability to be both visionary and pragmatic. They love to investigate and share their knowledge with others, but frequently come across too intensely.

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John Wayne Gacy
(Serial Killer & Sex Offender)
John Wayne Gacy
171
Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 10, 1994

John Wayne Gacy was a sex offender and a serial killer. He assaulted, raped and murdered at least 33 boys and young men in 1960s and 1970s. He tortured and killed all his victims inside his ranch house near Norridge, a village in Norwood Park. He was given death sentence in March 1980 and was executed in May 1994.

 2 
Kurt Russell
16
Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

From being a successful child artist, Kurt Russell became a huge Disney teen star, then smoothly transitioned into more mature roles and gained recognition with television biographical movie, Elvis. The filmography of this charismatic movie star, today, has a series of blockbuster, critically applauded and award winning movies like Escape from New York, Backdraft, The Thing, Tombstone and Miracle

 3 
Rob Lowe
(Actor)
Rob Lowe
17
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

An actor, producer, and director who first rose to fame as a teenage star in the late 1970s, Rob Lowe has been active in both TV shows and films. His public image and film career declined after a sex tape scandal in the late 1980s, but he has been able to resurrect his career successfully.

 4 
Nat King Cole
(Singer and Jazz Pianist Best Known His Soft Baritone Voice)
Nat King Cole
9
Birth Year: 1919
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: February 15, 1965
Jazz pianist/singer Nat King Cole, father of singer Natalie Cole, is best remembered for tracks such as Too Young and Mona Lisa. His last album, L-O-V-E, was recorded while he battled lung cancer. With The Nat King Cole Show, he became the first African-American to host his own show.
 5 
Katie Ledecky
(One of the Greatest Female Swimmers of All Time)
Katie Ledecky
22
Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Seven-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky has also won 15 world championship gold medals, creating a record. At 15, she was the youngest American Olympic swimming team member at the 2012 London Olympics. The 6-foot-tall athlete is also a Stanford graduate and was the youngest Time 100 member in 2016.

 6 
Hozier
(Irish Singer-Songwriter)
Hozier
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Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Bray, Ireland
Irish blues/rock singer Hozier is best known for his track Take Me to Church, which became a Billboard Hot 100-charter and rocked the charts of several other countries apart from Ireland, such as Belgium and Canada. His songs exhibit religious imagery. He was previously part of the choral group Anúna.
 7 
Kalpana Chawla
(Indian-Born American Astronaut Who Was the First Woman of Indian Origin to Go to Space)
Kalpana Chawla
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Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Karnal, Haryana, India
Died: February 1, 2003
Astronaut Kalpana Chawla became the first Indian-origin woman to go to space in the 1997 STS-87 mission. She and the other crew members of the Space Shuttle Columbia STS-107 mission died when the shuttle exploded before reaching Earth. The Indian weather satellite MetSat-1 was renamed Kalpana-1 in her honor.
 8 
Gary Sinise
7
Birth Year: 1955
Birthplace: Blue Island, Illinois, United States
Gary Sinise is best known for his Golden Globe-winning performance as Harry S. Truman in Truman and his Academy Award-nominated role in Forrest Gump. Fans also loved him in the movie Apollo 13 and the series CSI: NY. He co-established the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and formed the Lt. Dan Band.
 9 
John Boyega
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Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Peckham, London, England

John Boyega is a British-Nigerian actor known for his portrayal of Finn in the Star Wars films, such as The Force Awakens and The Rise of Skywalker. He has also voiced Finn in a couple of video games and theme park attractions. Also known for his political activism, Boyega has participated in social movements like the Black Lives Matter rally.

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Nicky Jam
(Singer-Rapper who Rose to Fame with Tracks Like ‘Travesuras’ and ‘El Perdón’)
Nicky Jam
9
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States

Nicky Jam is an American singer, actor, and songwriter. Widely regarded as one of the musicians who helped shape the Latino urban music movement, Jam specializes in reggaeton and Latin trap. Although his career took a sharp decline in the mid-2000s, due to his struggles with substance abuse and legal issues, Jam bounced back with successful singles, such as Travesuras.

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Saina Nehwal
(The First Indian Badminton Player to Have Won an Olympic Medal)
Saina Nehwal
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Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Hisar, Haryana, India

A former world no.1, Saina Nehwal holds the feat of being the only Indian female player and overall the second Indian player to achieve this ranking. She is the first Indian female to have bagged in an Olympic medal in badminton. She was also awarded India's third highest civillian award, the Padma Bhushan.

 

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Mia Hamm
(Soccer Player)
Mia Hamm
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Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Selma, Alabama
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Rudolf Nureyev
(Choreographer & One of the Greatest Male Ballet Dancers of His Generation)
Rudolf Nureyev
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Birth Year: 1938
Birthplace: Irkutsk, Russia
Died: January 6, 1993

Born into a Tatar Muslim family, Rudolf Nureyev grew up to gain fans both for his exceptional ballet skills and for his sharp cheek bones. One of the greatest male ballet dancers ever, he gained fame performing with stars such as Margot Fonteynhe. A closeted homosexual, he died of AIDS.

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Brittany Daniel
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Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, United States
Brittany Daniel is best known for her Young Artist Award-winning role of Jessica Wakefield in the teen series Sweet Valley High, which also starred her twin sister, Cynthia. She was also seen as Kelly Pitts in The Game. Her other notable projects are White Chicks and Last of the Romantics.
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Alexander McQueen
(Fashion designer)
Alexander McQueen
9
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 11, 2010
Designer Alexander McQueen had won four British Designer of the Year awards and one CFDA International Designer of the Year award. He began his career designing for Givenchy and later formed his own label. The openly gay and HIV positive designer committed suicide in 2010, shortly after his mother’s death.
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Edin Dzeko
(Football player)
Edin Dzeko
6
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Rob Kardashian
(TV Personality & Brother of Kim Kardashian)
Rob Kardashian
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Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Reality star Rob Kardashian, best known for his appearances in his family reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians and its spin-offs, was also seen on Dancing with the Stars, where he ranked second. He has also been in the news for his tumultuous relationship with model Blac Chyna.

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Katie Morgan
(Actress, Model)
Katie Morgan
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Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Reseda, Los Angeles, California
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Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
(Founding Father of Bangladesh)
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
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Birth Year: 1920
Birthplace: Tungipara, Bangladesh
Died: August 15, 1975
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, father of Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina, is known as the "Father of the Nation" and “Bangabandhu" in Bangladesh. He was an Awami League leader and led the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. He was the first president of Bangladesh and later also served as the Bangladeshi PM.
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Patrick Duffy
4
Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Townsend, Montana

Patrick Duffy is an American actor known for contributing immensely to the success of the popular TV soap opera Dallas where he portrayed the role of Bobby Ewing. Predominantly a TV actor, Duffy became a household name in the USA during the 1970s. A longtime member of Soka Gakkai International, Duffy is credited with popularizing Nichiren Buddhism in the USA.

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Shinji Kagawa
(Footballer)
Shinji Kagawa
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Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Tarumi-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo

Shinji Kagawa is a Japanese footballer who plays as a midfielder. He has the distinction of having played for top-notch European football clubs, such as Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund. Known for agility on the field, Shinji Kagawa is currently part of the Greek club, PAOK Thessaloniki, after his contract with Spanish team, Zaragoza, was terminated. 

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Pattie Boyd
(Model, Ex-Wife of George Harrison)
Pattie Boyd
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Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Taunton
Pattie Boyd set the tone for British fashion of the 1960s. She married Beatles star George Harrison and inspired many of his songs. She then married Eric Clapton. Pattie’s photographs of Harrison and Clapton were exhibited as Through the Eye of a Muse. She also works for addiction recovery.
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Frank Hamer
(Police Officer)
Frank Hamer
4
Birth Year: 1884
Birthplace: Wilson County, Texas
Died: July 10, 1955

Frank Hamer was an American Texas Ranger and law enforcement officer. He is credited with leading the 1934 group that tracked down and executed criminals, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Well-known for his investigative skill, marksmanship, and toughness, Frank Hamer was recognized as the archetypal Texas Ranger in the Southwest. His life and work inspired the 2019 film, The Highwaymen.

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Toyotomi Hideyoshi
(Japanese Samurai)
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
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Birth Year: 1537
Birthplace: Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Died: September 18, 1598

Japanese samurai and daimyō Toyotomi Hideyoshi of the Sengoku period, also known as the second Great Unifier of Japan, became the Chancellor of the Realm (Daijō-daijin) and Imperial Regent (kampaku). He constructed the Osaka Castle, banned slavery, and established the Tokugawa class system and the Council of Five Elders.

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Tamar Braxton
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Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Severn, Maryland, United States

Tamar Braxton is an American television personality and singer. She is one of the founding members of the popular R&B singing group, The Braxtons. Over the course of her career, Tamar Braxton has received nominations for prestigious awards, such as the Daytime Emmy Award and Grammy Award. She has also appeared in popular reality TV series like Celebrity Big Brother.

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Dana Reeve
(Actress, Wife of Superman actor Christopher Reeve who became an outspoken supporter of disability causes)
Dana Reeve
4
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 6, 2006
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Cynthia Daniel
(Photographer and Former Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Elizabeth Wakefield’ in the TV Series ‘Sweet Valley High’)
Cynthia Daniel
2
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, United States

Cynthia Daniel is a photographer and former actress. The twin sister of Brittany Daniel, Cynthia followed in the footsteps of her sister to become an actress. However, she retired from acting in 1997 and chose to become a photographer, even as her twin sister Brittany Daniel continued to pursue acting.

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Stormy Daniels
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Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
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Amelia Heinle
(Actress)
Amelia Heinle
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Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Bobby Jones
(Golfer)
Bobby Jones
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Birth Year: 1902
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: December 18, 1971

Bobby Jones was an American amateur golfer and lawyer. One of the most important personalities in the history of golf, Jones founded or co-founded the Augusta National Golf Club as well as the Masters Tournament. He also helped design the Augusta. Bobby Jones’ innovations, which he brought to the Masters Tournameny, have been used in professional golf tournaments around the world.

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Lesley-Anne Down
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Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: Wandsworth, London, England
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Coco Austin
(Model and Television Personality)
Coco Austin
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Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Coco Austin, wife of rapper Ice T, started as a lingerie model and also worked at various Playboy Mansion events. She was later seen in her own reality show, Ice Loves Coco. She has also been part of quite a few R-rated movies and has guest-starred in many series.
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Claressa Shields
(Mixed Martial Artist and the Only Boxer in History to Hold the ‘WBA’, ‘WBC’, ‘IBF’, and ‘WBO’ Titles)
Claressa Shields
7
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States

Boxer and mixed martial artist, Claressa Shields, reigned as the undisputed female middleweight champion from 2019 to 2020. She has previously held multiple WBA, WBC, and IBF female middleweight titles. She is also the first American boxer to win consecutive Olympic medals. She was named the Female Fighter of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2018.

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Kyle Korver
(Basketball player)
Kyle Korver
1
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Lakewood, United States
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John Sebastian
(Founder of the Rock Band 'The Lovin' Spoonful')
John Sebastian
0
Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Greenwich Village, New York, United States
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Mark Boone Junior
1
Birth Year: 1955
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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Cordarrelle Patterson
(American Football player)
Cordarrelle Patterson
0
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
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Jim Bridger
(Famous Mountain Man of the American Fur Trade Era)
Jim Bridger
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Birth Year: 1804
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: July 17, 1881

Known as the ultimate American mountain man, Jim Bridger is remembered for his exploration of the Western United States. It is believed, the illiterate fur trader was the first white man to explore the Great Salt Lake and one of the first to visit Yellowstone. He also worked as a forest guide.

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Jairzinho Rozenstruik
(Mixed martial artist and Former kickboxer)
Jairzinho Rozenstruik
0
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname
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William Gibson
(Science-Fiction Writer Known for His Novel ‘Neuromancer’ and a Pinoeer of 'Cyberpunk' Genre)
William Gibson
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Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Conway, South Carolina, United States

William Gibson is an American-Canadian essayist and speculative fiction writer. He is widely credited with pioneering cyberpunk, a science fiction subgenre. His early works, which he produced during the late-1970s and early-1980s, helped create an iconography for the information age even before the dawn of the Internet in the 1990s. William Gibson is also credited with coining the term cyberspace.

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Bryan Dechart
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Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Danny Ainge
(Professional Basketball Player)
Danny Ainge
2
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, USA
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Gottlieb Daimler
2
Birth Year: 1834
Birthplace: Schorndorf, Germany
Died: March 6, 1900

Gottlieb Daimler was a German engineer, industrialist, and industrial designer. A pioneer of automobile development and internal combustion engines, Daimler is credited with inventing the liquid petroleum-fueled engine. In 1978, Gottlieb Daimler was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

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Olesya Rulin
(Actress)
Olesya Rulin
1
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Olesya Rulin is a Russian-American actress best known for acting in the High School Musical film franchise. Even though she was interested in the show business from a young age, she began her career as a nurse assistant. She eventually became an actress and found tremendous success with the release of the High School Musical films.

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Billy Corgan
(Lead Singer and Guitarist of the Rock Band 'The Smashing Pumpkins')
Billy Corgan
7
Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States

Billy Corgan is an American professional wrestling promoter, singer, and songwriter. He is credited with forming the popular alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. He is also credited with founding Resistance Pro Wrestling and currently owns the National Wrestling Alliance promotion, for which he also serves as the promoter. Having struggled with several mental disorders, Corgan promotes abuse support networks.

 46 
Chan Sung Jung
(Mixed Martial Artist, Kickboxer)
Chan Sung Jung
0
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Pohang-si, South Korea
 47 
DeForest Buckner
(American football player)
DeForest Buckner
0
Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Waianae, Hawaii, United States
 48 
Homer Plessy
(Activist)
Homer Plessy
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Birth Year: 1862
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: March 1, 1925
 49 
Sammy Baugh
(American football player)
Sammy Baugh
1
Birth Year: 1914
Birthplace: Temple, Texas, United States
Died: December 17, 2008
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Marisa Coughlan
3
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on March 17

Personality
Inwardly, individuals born on March 17 are sensitive about how they are viewed by others and have a perfectionist nature. Outwardly, they are extremely agreeable people who appear calm and reserved. However, being born on March 17 also makes them acutely opinionated, and they can be quite stubborn if they feel they are being hemmed in. Since their birthdate falls within the 12th sun sign, Pisces, they are tolerant of other people's emotional states, but being born on this particular date makes them take a practical approach to any related problems.

Health
People born on this day absorb the emotions, both good and bad, of others. They maintain good health when they surround themselves with positive people. They should avoid internalizing their anger which leads to emotional explosions. Spending time at the gym and eating nutritious foods are beneficial during these stressful periods. They must take particular care of their feet in order to avoid injuries. Too much sitting should be replaced with standing and walking to release tension.

Finance
Those who are born on March 17 are able to make advantageous business investments in a fluid currency market. However, the need for selfless action for the common good may override the need for materialistic gain, to the detriment of their own financial situation.

Career
Inhabitants of March 17 require the freedom to think and work independently. They are fair colleagues with good organizational and management skills. They should consider career in the field of arts or filmmaking. Many people born on March 17 perceive an inner calling and seek out spiritual or religious vocations.

Relationships, Marriage and Children
Born on March 17 and influenced by the Moon, these people can be extremely affectionate, but they dislike feeling constrained or controlled. They want to be the pursuers in a relationship. They sometimes become possessive and jealous, but this inclination also produces dedicated parents, who pursue their children’s best interests. Because of their creative imaginations, they enjoy time playing pretend games with their children.

Lucky Colors: Deep Blue, Black
Lucky Numbers: 8, 17, 26, 35, 44, 53, 62, 71
Lucky Days (of the week): Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Lucky Days (of the month): 8, 17, 26