Famous People Born On August 17th

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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.

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 1 
Robert De Niro
(One of the Best and Most Eccentric Actors of His Generation)
Robert De Niro
69
Birth Year: 1943
Birthplace: Greenwich Village, New York, United States

Amongst the best actors of his generation, Robert De Niro is known for his exceptional method acting skills. His formidable acting talent has impressed audience and critics alike in movies like Mean Streets, The Godfather Part II and Meet the Parents. The talented actor has also been applauded for his directorial skills in A Bronx Tale and The Good Shepherd.

 2 
Lil Pump
(American Rapper Known for His Single 'Gucci Gang')
Lil Pump
122
Birth Year: 2000
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

Lil Pump is an American singer-songwriter and rapper. He is counted among the most important rappers of the SoundCloud rap scene. Known for his hyperactive public persona, Lil Pump has often been criticised for using drugs, such as xanax, marijuana, and lean, without discretion. He has also been arrested on a number of occasions for various reasons.

 3 
Thierry Henry
(Former French Professional Football Player, Coach and One of the Greatest Strikers of All Time)
Thierry Henry
33
Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Les Ulis, France

A football coach, Thierry Henry began his career as a player with Monaco team and later also played for Arsenal and Barcelona. A lethal striker, he became a record goal scorer for both France and Arsenal. He played a crucial role in the French victory in 1998 FIFA World Cup and Arsenal’s win in Premier League and the FA Cup.

 4 
Donnie Wahlberg
(Founding Member of The Boy Band 'New Kids on The Block')
Donnie Wahlberg
12
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Donnie Wahlberg is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. Popularly known as the bad boy of New Kids on the Block band, Wahlberg faced up to 20 years in prison after he was charged with arson for setting The Seelbach Hilton on fire. The charge was later reduced and eventually dropped after he agreed to appear in public-service videos.

 5 
Austin Butler
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Elvis Presley’ in the Film ‘Elvis’)
Austin Butler
49
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Anaheim, California, United States

Austin Butler is an American singer and actor. Butler started his acting career as a teenager, appearing in movies, such as Aliens in the Attic. He then went on to establish himself as a successful adult actor, playing important roles in popular films like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

 6 
Davy Crockett
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee from 1827 to 1831)
Davy Crockett
18
Birth Year: 1786
Birthplace: Limestone, Tennessee, United States
Died: March 6, 1836
American folk hero Davy Crockett, or the "King of the Wild Frontier,” was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee and part of the Texas Revolution. He opposed the Indian Removal Act. He was killed by the Mexican army the Battle of the Alamo.
 7 
Helen McCrory
(Actress)
Helen McCrory
32
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
Died: April 16, 2021

Helen McCrory is a British actress known for playing real-life characters in films. In the 2017 New Year Honours, McCrory was appointed OBE for services to drama. Apart from being an actress, she also works closely with the London-based children's charity Scene & Heard, contributing as one of its honorary patrons.

 8 
Maureen O’Hara
14
Birth Year: 1920
Birthplace: Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 24, 2015

Maureen O'Hara was an Irish singer and actress. Dubbed The Queen of Technicolor due to her long and successful career throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Maureen O'Hara was popular for playing passionate, but sensible characters. In 2014, she received an Honorary Academy Award. In 2020, she was ranked first on Ireland's greatest film actors list published by The Irish Times.

 9 
Paige
(Youngest WWE Divas Champion)
Paige
25
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Norwich, Norfolk, England
Retired wrestler Saraya-Jade Bevis, better known as Paige, has won the Divas Championship twice and was also its the youngest winner. She was also the first NXT Women's Champion. Paige later appeared on shows such as Total Divas and Tough Enough, and films such as Santa's Little Helper
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Joyner Luca
(Known for Remixing Popular Hip Hop Songs)
Joyner Luca
12
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Joyner Lucas, previously known as “Future Joyner,” soared to fame with the tracks Lucky You and I'm Not Racist, and earned a Grammy nomination each, with them. He is also known for the popular track Ross Capicchioni and for his infamous feud with Canadian artist Tory Lanez. 
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Marcus Garvey
(Jamaican Political Activist, Journalist and Founder and First President-General of the Universal Negro Improvement Association)
Marcus Garvey
5
Birth Year: 1887
Birthplace: Saint Ann's Bay, Jamaica
Died: June 10, 1940
Marcus Garvey is remembered as an iconic Black separatist leader who believed that all African-origin people in Europe and America should go back to Africa. He established the Universal Negro Improvement Association, but his activism was not accepted by civil rights activists, who believed in racial integration and not segregation.
 12 
Sean Penn
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: 'Mystic River' and 'Milk')
Sean Penn
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Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

Academy Award winner actor, Sean Penn, is known for his powerful and passionate performances. His work in Mystic River and Milk won him tremendous appreciation as an actor while Into the Wild and The Crossing Guard earned him positive review as a director. Sean Penn has also attracted media attention for his personal life, political views and humanitarian work.

 13 
Belinda Carlisle
(Pop Singer and Lead Singer of the Rock Band 'Go-Go’s')
Belinda Carlisle
8
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Belinda Carlisle is an American singer, author, and musician. She was part of the Go-Go's where she was the lead singer; during the first half of the 1980s, the Go-Go's was one of the most successful and popular all-female bands. In 2011, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as a member of The Go-Go's.

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Mae West
(Actress, Screenwriter, Singer)
Mae West
6
Birth Year: 1893
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 22, 1980
Mae West began her career as a child actor in vaudeville. She later appeared in films such as You Done Me Wrong and Go West, Young Man. She became famous for her signature double entendres and sexual liberty she projected on screen. She also wrote books and plays later.
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Phoebe Bridgers
(Singer-songwriter)
Phoebe Bridgers
7
Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, U.S.
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Ted Hughes
(Poet and Children's Writer)
Ted Hughes
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Birth Year: 1930
Birthplace: Mytholmroyd
Died: October 28, 1998
Poet and children’s author Ted Hughes is best remembered for his iconic poems The Hawk in the Rain, Birthday Letters, and Crow. He was married to poet Sylvia Plath, who eventually committed suicide at 30. Most people blamed him for mistreating Plath and indirectly causing her death.   
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David Bromstad
(Designer, TV Personality and Winner of the 1st Season of the Reality Show 'HGTV Design Star')
David Bromstad
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Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Cokato, Minnesota, United States
David Bromstad is an American television personality and designer who won the first season of the popular reality competition TV show HGTV Design Star in 2006. After winning the show, he landed an opportunity to host his own television shows on HGTV. He also has a line of accessories and home furniture available through Grandin Road.
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Francis Gary Powers
(American Military Officer)
Francis Gary Powers
3
Birth Year: 1929
Birthplace: Jenkins, Kentucky, United States
Died: August 1, 1977

Francis Gary Powers was an American pilot. His Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) U-2 spy plane was shot down in what came to be known as the 1960 U-2 incident. He was performing photographic aerial reconnaissance deep inside Soviet territory when the incident occurred. He survived and later worked as a helicopter pilot for KNBC in Los Angeles.

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Yoo Seung-ho
(South Korean Actor)
Yoo Seung-ho
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Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Gyeyang District, Incheon, South Korea

South Korean actor Yoo Seung-ho soared to stardom as a child actor, with the movie The Way Home. He then starred in series such as The Emperor: Owner of the Mask and movies such as Joseon Magician. He has won honors such as the KBS, MBC, and the SBS awards.

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Lady Colin Campbell
(British Jamaican Socialite, TV Personality and Author Who Has Published Books About the British Royal Family)
Lady Colin Campbell
5
Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica

Jamaican-born British writer, socialite, and TV personality, Lady Colin Campbell, is known for publishing four books about the British royal family, including a biography of Diana, Princess of Wales. While her books about the royal family made her popular, she also faced criticism for some of her claims. She once kindled controversy for supporting sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein, on TV.

 21 
Larry Ellison
(Co-Founder of Oracle)
Larry Ellison
4
Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison was Forbes’s sixth-wealthiest person in the world in 2019. He has been associated with Apple and Tesla, too. He once owned the world’s 12th-largest yacht. He is a certified pilot and also owns a tennis facility. A devoted philanthropist, he has taken The Giving Pledge.
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Rudy Gay
(Basketball Player)
Rudy Gay
3
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
 23 
Ederson
(Footballer)
Ederson
7
Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Osasco, State of São Paulo, Brazil
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V. S. Naipaul
(Trinidadian-Born British Writer Who Won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001)
V. S. Naipaul
3
Birth Year: 1932
Birthplace: Trinidad and Tobago
Died: August 11, 2018

Born to Indian descendants in Trinidad, V. S. Naipaul grew up to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. The author of iconic novels such as Half a Life and A House for Mr. Biswas, Naipaul was also knighted. His realistic depiction of developing countries and their miseries won hearts worldwide.

 25 
Alex Honnold
(Rock climber)
Alex Honnold
3
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
 26 
Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
(German Princess and the Mother of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom)
Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
6
Birth Year: 1786
Birthplace: Coburg, Germany
Died: March 16, 1861

Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, mother of Queen Victoria of the U.K., was a German princess who became the Duchess of Kent and Strathearn by virtue of her marriage to Prince Edward. She was initially married to Charles, Prince of Leiningen. The Royal Chapel of All Saints was dedicated to her.

 27 
Menelik II
(Emperor of Ethiopia from 1889 to 1913)
Menelik II
5
Birth Year: 1844
Birthplace: Angolalla Tera
Died: December 12, 1913

Menelik II reigned as the emperor of Ethiopia from 1889 to 1913 after ruling as the king of Shewa from 1866 to 1889. He is credited with transforming the Ethiopian Empire by expanding his kingdom into Wolayta, Sidama, and Kaffa kingdoms. Fascinated by modernity, Menelik II played a major role in modernizing Ethiopia.

 28 
Ed McCaffrey
(American football coach)
Ed McCaffrey
1
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, United States
 29 
Margaret Hamilton
(American Computer Scientist, Systems Engineer, and Business Owner)
Margaret Hamilton
2
Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: Paoli, Indiana, United States

Credited with coining the term software engineering, computer scientist and systems engineer, Margaret Heafield Hamilton served as the Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, overseeing the development of the on-board flight software for NASA's Apollo program.  A prolific writer, she is also the founder of two software companies; Higher Order Software and Hamilton Technologies.

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Columba Bush
(Former First Lady of Florida)
Columba Bush
4
Birth Year: 1953
Birthplace: León

Columba Bush is a Mexican-American philanthropist who came to limelight after marrying American politician Jeb Bush. From 1999 to 2007, she served as First Lady of Florida and used her platform to deal with issues, such as substance abuse and domestic violence. She has also been active in advocating the artworks of artists like Salvador Dalí and Frida Kahlo.

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Sib Hashian
(Musician)
Sib Hashian
2
Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 22, 2017
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Lliana Bird
(Radio Presenter)
Lliana Bird
6
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: London
Lliana Bird has worked as a presenter for XFMLondon, Virgin Radio, and Capital Radio. She has also been a Sky News music commentator, has written for The Huffington Post, and owns a theater company. She also co-owns two charities, one for refugees and the other for women and children.
 33 
Dustin Pedroia
(Baseball player)
Dustin Pedroia
2
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Woodland, California, USA
 34 
Gustav Schwarzenegger
(Father of Arnold Schwarzenegger.)
Gustav Schwarzenegger
12
Birth Year: 1907
Birthplace: Austria-Hungary
Died: December 13, 1972

Gustav Schwarzenegger was better known as actor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s father than as the police chief of Austria. He was a master sergeant in Wehrmacht after his country was annexed by Nazi Germany. He was made a postal inspector after injuries he suffered in Russia ruled him out of the armed forces. He returned to the Austrian police force in 1947.

 35 
Jiang Zemin
(Politician)
Jiang Zemin
6
Birth Year: 1926
Birthplace: Yangzhou, Jiangsu

Chinese politician, Jiang Zemin, served as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party from 1989 to 2002. Qualified as an engineer, he joined the Chinese Communist Party when he was in college. Rising through the ranks, he eventually became a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, Minister of Electronic Industries. 

 36 
Charles I of Austria
(Emperor of Austria from 1916 to 1918)
Charles I of Austria
7
Birth Year: 1887
Birthplace: Persenbeug-Gottsdorf, Austria
Died: April 1, 1922

Charles I of Austria reigned from 1916 to 1918 as the last emperor of Austria. He was the last king of Croatia, Bohemia, Hungary, and the last monarch from the House of Habsburg-Lorraine. Charles is remembered for making unsuccessful attempts to end Austria-Hungary's World War I campaign. He also tried to save the Austro-Hungarian Empire from disintegration but was unsuccessful.

 37 
Ibrahim Babangida
(Eighth President of Nigeria)
Ibrahim Babangida
1
Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: Minna, Nigeria
Ibrahim Babangida is a Nigerian former politician and Army general. He is best known for his service as the eighth President of Nigeria from 1985 to 1993. An influential politician, Ibrahim Babangida also served as the Chief of Army Staff from 1 January 1984 to 26 August 1985.
 38 
Nelson Piquet
(Racecar driver)
Nelson Piquet
3
Birth Year: 1952
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

While he initially excelled in tennis, Nelson Piquet later made a name for himself as one of Brazil’s top racers. A 3-time world champion, the Formula One star later also ventured into business. He owned a GPS-tracking company and also launched the racing team Piquet Sports.

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William Carey
(Missionary)
William Carey
6
Birth Year: 1761
Birthplace: Paulerspury
Died: June 9, 1834
 40 
Deen Castronovo
1
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Westminster, California, United States
 41 
Jim Courier
(Tennis player)
Jim Courier
6
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Sanford, Florida, United States
 42 
Glenn Corbett
0
Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: El Monte, California, United States
Died: January 16, 1993
 43 
Mark Felt
(2nd Associate Director of the FBI Who was Known for His Role in the Watergate Scandal)
Mark Felt
12
Birth Year: 1913
Birthplace: Twin Falls, Idaho, United States
Died: December 18, 2008

Mark Felt served as the FBI associate director from 1972 to 1973. He was widely suspected of being Deep Throat, the anonymous source who provided The Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein vital information regarding the Watergate scandal, and eventually owned up a few years before his death.

 44 
Jorge Posada
(Baseball player)
Jorge Posada
1
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
 45 
Andrew Koenig
2
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: February 14, 2010
 46 
Jessi Klein
(Writer)
Jessi Klein
0
Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
 47 
Samuel Goldwyn
(Film Producer)
Samuel Goldwyn
3
Birth Year: 1879
Birthplace: Warsaw
Died: January 31, 1974
 48 
Gene Kranz
(Officer, Engineer)
Gene Kranz
1
Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: Toledo
 49 
Julian Fellowes
(Screenwriter who is primarily known as the author of several Sunday Times bestseller novels; for the screenplay for the film Gosford Park)
Julian Fellowes
2
Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
 50 
William Gallas
(Footballer defender)
William Gallas
0
Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Asnières-sur-Seine, France

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