Famous People Born On October 17th

The basic outline of the characteristic features of individuals born on October 17 is dependent on the two celestial bodies, Venus and Saturn. The dominance of Venus over the zodiacal group of Libra and Saturn over the actual date together determine the individuality of those with this birthday. Talking about the positive attributes of October 17 individuals, these people are highly responsible and determined with a self-confident, resilient and daring temperament. They are admired and well-respected by all. However, what goes against the favor of those born on October seventeenth is their free-spirited and inflexible nature. Ordinarily fairly quiet, these people have a slight streak of rebellious attitude which makes them a tad impulsive as well.

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 1 
Eminem
(One of the Most Influential and Popular Rappers of All Time)

Eminem
102
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States

Amongst the biggest rappers of all time, Eminem gained worldwide popularity with the release of albums like The Slim Shady LP and The Marshall Mathers LP. His subsequent albums became huge successes further making him a bigger sensation and one of the bestselling music artists of all time. His fame greatly inspired other white rappers to succeed in popular music.

 2 

Felicity Jones
18
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Birmingham

English actress Felicity Jones started her career as a child and went on to take up more mature roles as a teenager. One of her uncles is an actor, and he influenced her to take up the profession herself. She appeared in many TV shows in the initial years of her career before venturing into films as well.

 3 
Rita Hayworth
(Actress, Dancer)

Rita Hayworth
11
Birth Year: 1918
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 14, 1987

Rita Hayworth was one of the most glamorous Hollywood actresses of the 1930s and 1940s. Her filmography includes 61 films among which the most notable ones are The Strawberry BlondeGilda and Cover Girl. The personal life of the actress, who was also known as the Love Goddess, was marked by a series of failed marriages.

 4 
Norm MacDonald
(Stand-up comedian)

Norm MacDonald
34
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Quebec City, Canada
Died: September 14, 2021
Norm Macdonald began by writing for Roseanne. He then soared to fame as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and became famous for his deadpan style of comedy. His other ventures include the podcast Norm Macdonald Live and the shows The Norm Show and Norm Macdonald Has a Show.

 5 
Kimi Raikkonen
(Racing driver)

Kimi Raikkonen
29
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Espoo, Finland

 6 
Arthur Miller
(Playwright Best Known for His Plays “All My Sons,” “Death of a Salesman” and “The Crucible”)

Arthur Miller
11
Birth Year: 1915
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, United States
Died: February 10, 2005

Arthur Miller was an American essayist and playwright. Miller is credited with creating popular plays, such as Death of a Salesman, which is widely regarded as one of the best American plays of the 20th century. Thanks to his illustrious career, which spanned more than 70 years, Arthur Miller is regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest dramatists.

 7 
Margot Kidder
(Actress)

Margot Kidder
9
Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Yellowknife, Canada
Died: May 13, 2018

Margot Kidder is best remembered for her roles as Lois Lane in the Superman movie franchise and as Kathy Lutz in The Amityville Horror. Fans also loved her in the hit Broadway play The Vagina Monologues. She was a vocal anti-war and pro-environment activist. She eventually died by suicide.

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 8 
Evel Knievel
(American Stunt Performer Known for His Motorcycle Kumps)

Evel Knievel
11
Birth Year: 1938
Birthplace: Butte, Montana, United States
Died: November 30, 2007

Evel Knievel was an entertainer and stunt performer. He attempted more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps in his career, a feat that gained him much popularity. In 1999, he was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame. He was known to be a man of values and actively preached anti-drug messages to youngsters. He also campaigned for motorcycle helmet safety. 

 9 
Alan Jackson
(Singer-songwriter)

Alan Jackson
4
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Newnan, Georgia, United States

Singer and songwriter Alan Jackson is famous for popularizing the “neotraditional country” genre of music that has elements of traditional honky-tonk and mainstream country-pop sounds. Having sold over 75 million records worldwide, he is one of the best-selling music artists of all-time. In 2017, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Montgomery Clift
3
Birth Year: 1920
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: July 23, 1966

Montgomery Clift was an American actor whose decision not to sign a contract in Hollywood for the first couple of films went on to help establish the structure of the star-studio relationship from the 1950s to the '80s. One of the original American method actors, Clift was the subject of a documentary named Making Montgomery Clift, which released in 2018.

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Matthew Macfadyen
11
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England

A well-established British stage actor, Matthew Macfadyen, made his screen debut with television movie Wuthering Heights and gained fame with drama series Spooks. He later gave an award winning performance in TV series Criminal Justice II. Meanwhile, he also made his film debut and gained popularity with movies like Pride & Prejudice, Death at a Funeral and Robin Hood.

 12 
Mae Jemison
(First African American Woman To Travel To Space)

Mae Jemison
10
Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: Decatur, Alabama, United States

Former NASA astronaut Mae Jemison became the first Black woman to fly into space, as a mission specialist on the Space Shuttle Endeavour. A qualified physician, she has served as a Peace Corps doctor, too. She has written several books and established a non-profit and a tech research organization.

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Holly Holm
(Mixed Martial Artist)

Holly Holm
9
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Holly Holm is a mixed martial artist. A former world champion in boxing, Holm currently competes in the UFC and holds the distinction of being the first fighter to hold a UFC title and a world boxing title. Her win against Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 is regarded as one of the biggest upsets in the history of combat sports.

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Michael McKean
(Known for Appearing in Television Series Like ‘Better Call Saul’ and ‘Laverne & Shirley’)

Michael McKean
6
Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Michael McKean is best known as Lenny Kosnowski from Laverne & Shirley and Chuck McGill from Better Call Saul. A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow, a song he co-wrote for A Mighty Wind, won a Grammy. He has appeared in many projects of writer-director Christopher Guest.

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Wyclef Jean
(Haitian Rapper Who is a Member of the New Jersey Hip Hop group 'Fugees')

Wyclef Jean
6
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti

Wyclef Jean is a Haitian musician, actor, and rapper. This Grammy Award-winning musician garnered national attention when his efforts to raise relief funds to aid the victims of the 2010 Haitian earthquake through his charitable organization Yéle Haiti were questioned as reports suggested that Jean retained the money for his own benefit. The organization has been the subject of controversy.

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Queen Naija
(YouTube Star)

Queen Naija
12
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Queen Naija is an American YouTuber, singer, and songwriter. She is one of the many internet personalities to have established a career in the mainstream entertainment industry after having garnered fame as a YouTuber. However, unlike many YouTubers, Naija first gained prominence when she competed in the 13th season of American Idol.

Ziggy Marley
5
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Trenchtown, Jamaica
Jamaican musician Ziggy Marley, son of legendary reggae artist Bob Marley and Rita Marley, is known for leading the band Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. He is also an avid philanthropist and has worked with charities such as Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment and Little Kids Rock.

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Pope John Paul I
2
Birth Year: 1912
Birthplace: Canale d'Agordo, Italy
Died: September 28, 1978
Pope John Paul I, also known as The Smiling Pope and The September Pope, was the shortest-reigning Pope and died 33 days after being made the Pope. He was the first Pope to choose a double name, including the names of his predecessors, John XXIII and Paul VI.

 19 
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
(Indian Islamic Reformer and Educationist Who Founded the ‘Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College’, the First Muslim University in Southern Asia)

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
10
Birth Year: 1817
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: March 27, 1898
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was the founder of the Aligarh Muslim University. He is accredited as the father of Two-Nation Theory and is regarded as the originator of Muslim nationalism in India. A proponent of freedom of speech and democratic ideals, he propelled social and educational reforms.

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Andy Whitfield
4
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales
Died: September 11, 2011

Welsh actor, Andy Whitfield, gained international fame for his leading role in the Starz television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand. A qualified engineer, he quit his corporate job to act in TV shows. He became popular within a few years and began acting in films as well. Tragically, he became ill with cancer and died at the age of 39. 

 21 
Bea Alonzo
(Actress, Singer)

Bea Alonzo
16
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Cainta, Philippines

Bea Alonzo is a Filipina model, actress, and former singer. Widely regarded as one of Asia's biggest stars,Bea Alonzo has won many prestigious awards for her skills as an actress. In 2016, she was adjudged Movie Actress of the Year at the 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies for playing Basha Belinda Eugenio-Gonzales in the 2015 film, A Second Chance.

 22 

Wood Harris
4
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Wood Harris, younger brother of actor Steve Harris, is best known for his portrayal of Avon Barksdale, a character modeled on real-life drug dealer Nathan Barksdale, in The Wire. He has also appeared in the series Empire and films such as Remember the Titans, and narrated the sports documentary Benji.

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Mike Judge
(Actor, Cartoonist, Director, Musician)

Mike Judge
6
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Animator and filmmaker Michael Judge is best known for creating the iconic animated series Beavis and Butt-Head. Fans also loved his Emmy- and Annie Award-winning work in King of the Hill, one of the longest-running U.S. animated series, and his Critics' Choice Award-winning work in Silicon Valley.

 24 

George Wendt
1
Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Beverly, Chicago, Illinois, United States

George Wendt is an American comedian and actor best known for portraying Norm Peterson in the popular television series Cheers, for which he received six consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations under the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category. He has also appeared in several films, playing important roles.

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Witney Carson
(Dancer. Choreographer)

Witney Carson
6
Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: American Fork, Utah, United States

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Irene Ryan
(Actress)

Irene Ryan
4
Birth Year: 1902
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, USA
Died: April 26, 1973

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Tom Poston
(Actor)

Tom Poston
2
Birth Year: 1921
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: April 30, 2007

 28 

Mark Gatiss
2
Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Sedgefield, County Durham, England
Mark Gatiss is best known for both writing and appearing in Doctor Who, Dracula, and Sherlock. He is also part of the comedy group The League of Gentlemen and has appeared as Tycho Nestoris in Game of Thrones. He has written the Lucifer Box novels, too.

 29 

Howard Rollins
1
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: December 8, 1996

 30 
Charles Oliveira
(Mixed martial artist)

Charles Oliveira
8
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Guarujá Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil

 31 
Sharon Leal
(Actress)

Sharon Leal
0
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Sharon Leal is best known as Michelle Morris from Dreamgirls and as Dianne Brock from the Why Did I Get Married? franchise. Fans also loved her as Dahlia Crede in Guiding Light and as Marilyn Sudor in Boston Public. She has also been part of the Broadway rock musical Rent.

 32 
Max Irons
(Actor)

Max Irons
1
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Camden, London, England, UK

 33 
Jean Arthur
(Actress)

Jean Arthur
2
Birth Year: 1900
Birthplace: Plattsburgh, New York, U.S.
Died: June 19, 1991

Jean Arthur was an American film and Broadway actress whose performances in films like Mr. Deeds Goes to Town and You Can't Take It with You established her as the quintessential comedic leading lady of Hollywood. Jean Arthur's contribution to the film industry earned her a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 34 
Kyle Carpenter
(Military Officer)

Kyle Carpenter
4
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi, United States

 35 
Ernie Els
(Professional Golfer)

Ernie Els
3
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

Ernie Els is a South African golfer renowned for his fluid golf swing and imposing physical stature, which has earned him the nickname, The Big Easy. A former World No. 1, Els has four major championships under his belt. Ernie Els is only one of six golfers to twice win the Open Championship as well as the U.S. Open.

 36 
Graça Machel
(First Lady of Mozambique (1975-1986), First Lady of South Africa (1998-1999))

Graça Machel
2
Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Gaza Province, Mozambique

Graça Machel is known for her association with Mozambique’s FRELIMO movement and has been the country’s first education minister. She has also been married to both former Mozambican president Samora Machel and South African president Nelson Mandela. Through The Elders, she is devoted to working for women’s and children’s rights.

 37 

Smita Patil
3
Birth Year: 1955
Birthplace: Pune
Died: December 13, 1986

 38 

Simply Nailogical
1
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

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Beverly Garland
0
Birth Year: 1926
Birthplace: Santa Cruz, California, USA
Died: December 5, 2008

 40 

Chris Lowell
1
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

 41 
Jamal Adams
(American football player)

Jamal Adams
2
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Lewisville, Texas, United States

 42 
Erin Karpluk
(Actress)

Erin Karpluk
6
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Jasper, Canada

Born to Ukrainian parents in Canada, actor Erin Karpluk was determined to start a career in acting and had thus majored in theater. She is best known for her roles in Being Erica and A Million Little Things and has also been seen in movies such as Reasonable Doubt.

 43 
Luke Rockhold
(Mixed martial artist)

Luke Rockhold
1
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Santa Cruz, California, United States

 44 
Chris Kirkpatrick
(Singer, Voice actor)

Chris Kirkpatrick
2
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States

Chris Kirkpatrick is an American singer, songwriter, music producer, dancer, and occasional actor. He is credited with forming the now-defunct boy band NSYNC which had Justin Timberlake as one of its members. Thanks to his humble beginning, Chris Kirkpatrick's rags to riches story has inspired several aspiring musicians over the years.

 45 
Tarkan
(Singer-songwriter)

Tarkan
2
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Alzey

 46 
Scarlett Moffatt
(Reality TV Personality)

Scarlett Moffatt
1
Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England

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Kristine Leahy
1
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 48 
The Singing Nun
(Singer-songwriter)

The Singing Nun
1
Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
Died: March 29, 1985

Singer-songwriter Jeanne-Paule Marie Deckers, better known as The Singing Nun, soared to fame with the Billboard-charting track Dominique. She was also a Dominican Order nun, who later took the name Sister Luc Gabriel. She often played the guitar and was accompanied by a chorus of 4 nuns.

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Jason Ethier
(YouTuber)

Jason Ethier
4
Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Ottawa

Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia
2
Birth Year: 1853
Birthplace: Alexander Palace, Tsarskoye Selo, St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: October 24, 1920

Personality Traits & Characteristic Of Famous People Born on October 17

Personality
The personality traits of individuals born on October 17 include being industrious, quick witted and active. Unlike other Librans, these people are not prone to laziness and are quite enthusiastic and energetic. What is interesting to note is that these people gain the admiration, respect and cooperation of others through their tactful mind and understanding nature. They take their responsibility quite seriously and would go to any length to fulfil commitment. October 17 individuals dislike arguments and unpleasantness and mostly avoid the same with the help of their compromising ability. Determined and tenacious, these people have a logical and analytical mind which makes them good at overcoming obstacles.  

Health
The overall health and vitality of individuals born on October 17 is sound. This is mainly because of their usual serious attitude to look after themselves. Since individuals born on this day have a knack for cooking, they rarely face any nutritional deficiencies. However, October 17 folks are prone to overindulgence and have an affinity for a sweet tooth. This can make them susceptible to weight gain. To compensate with the same, they should consider including moderate gentle exercise like walking and swimming in their regular routine to stay healthy and blessed.  

Finance
The financial condition of individuals born on October 17 is a stable one. Though these people are prone to impulsiveness, they know the value of money as well and thus are generally careful with budgeting. They understand the importance of saving and thus, keep aside some amount for the future as well. On the whole, it can be said that October 17 borns maintain a well-balanced approach towards finances, thus balancing their spending as well as saving.

Career
Due to the versatility and flexibility of individuals born on October 17, there are a myriad of job opportunities that they can avail. Endowed with a creative mind, these people are often attracted to career opportunities involving art and creativity. However, like most Librans, they do very well at managerial positions as well. Another vocation type that October 17 folks can take up is one involving lots of hard work and diligence. Blessed with an industrious and conscientious disposition, such type of work opportunities can also be a favorable option for people with this birthdate.
 
Relationships, Marriage & Children
Individuals born on October 17 are extremely loving and passionate. Unlike other Librans who are social animals, these people crave for solitude occasionally. They look for a partner with whom they can share a rapport. Since these individuals have alternating hot and cold emotions, they need a partner who puts up with the varying emotions and helps them relax and unwind. Also, a perfect soul mate is one who teaches these individuals the benefits of compromise. Since October 17 folks like to have the reign of control of the relationship in their hands, traits of bossiness or dominance by the partner would be of no good to the relationship. In a relationship, October 17 individuals are committed, loving, affectionate, caring and attentive.  Parenting makes them vulnerable regarding responsibilities. They do love their children a lot but often fail to draw the line between affection and authority.

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