According to Gregory calendar, on August 17, the day number in a year is 230 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 231. Find List of Famous People Born on August 17 in India and the World: Here you can find the names of famous people born on August 17 in India and the World along with their date of birth, their profession and the country they belong to, etc. From World history, you will know about famous people like emperor, king, pundit, historian, explorer etc. And famous people born in modern world history include actors, actresses, filmmakers, businessmen, cricketers as well as players from other sports. This chapter is important as questions related to the birth of famous people are often asked in competitive exams.

Famous People's Birthdays on August 17 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country/Lived
1556Alexander Briant / Martyr / United Kingdom
1601Pierre de Fermat / Lawyer / France
1629John III Sobieski / King / Poland
1686Nicola Porpora / Educator / Italy
1753Josef Dobrovský / Philologist / Bahamas
1768Louis Desaix / General / France
1786Davy Crockett / Politician / United States of America
1828Jules Bernard Luys / Physician / France
1840Wilfrid Scawen Blunt / Poet / United Kingdom
1863Gene Stratton-Porter / Author / United States of America
1865Julia Marlowe / Actress / United Kingdom
1873John A. Sampson / Academic / United States of America
1877Ralph McKittrick / Golfer / United States of America
1878Reggie Duff / Cricketer / Australia
1880Percy Sherwell / Cricketer / South Africa
1887Marcus Garvey / Journalist / Jamaica
1888Monty Woolley / Actor / United States of America
1890Stefan Bastyr / Pilot / Poland
1890Harry Hopkins / Politician / United States of America
1893John Brahm / Director / United States of America
1893Mae West / Actress / United States of America
1894William Rootes / Business Man / United Kingdom
1896Leslie Groves / Engineer / United States of America
1896Tõnis Kint / Politician / Estonia
1896Oliver Waterman Larkin / Author / United States of America
1904Mary Cain / Politician / United States of America
1904Leopold Nowak / Composer / Austria
1909Larry Clinton / Trumpet Player / United States of America
1909Wilf Copping / Footballer / United Kingdom
1911Mikhail Botvinnik / Engineer / Russia
1911Martin Sandberger / Lawyer / Germany
1913Mark Felt / Lawyer / United States of America
1913Oscar Alfredo Gálvez / Racing Car Driver / Argentina
1913Rudy York / Baseball Player / United States of America
1914Bill Downs / Journalist / United States of America
1914Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. / Politician / United States of America
1916Moses Majekodunmi / Politician / Nigeria
1916Amritlal Nagar / Writer / India
1918Evelyn Ankers / Actress / United States of America
1918Ike Quebec / Pianist / United States of America
1918Michael John Wise / Academic / United Kingdom
1919Georgia Gibbs / Singer / United States of America
1920Maureen O'Hara / Actress / United States of America
1920Lida Moser / Author / United States of America
1921Geoffrey Elton / Academic / United Kingdom
1922Roy Tattersall / Cricketer / United Kingdom
1923Larry Rivers / Painter / United States of America
1924Evan S. Connell / Poet / United States of America
1926Valerie Eliot / Business Woman / United Kingdom
1926Jiang Zemin / Politician / China
1927Sam Butera / Saxophonist / United States of America
1927F. Ray Keyser Jr. / Politician / United States of America
1928T. J. Anderson / Composer / United States of America
1928Willem Duys / Tennis Player / Netherlands
1929Francis Gary Powers / Pilot / United States of America
1930Harve Bennett / Writer / United States of America
1930Ted Hughes / Poet / United Kingdom
1931Tony Wrigley / Historian / United Kingdom
1932V. S. Naipaul / Novelist / Trinidad and Tobago
1932Duke Pearson / Composer / United States of America
1932Jean-Jacques Sempé / Cartoonist / France
1934João Donato / Pianist / Brazil
1934Ron Henry / Footballer / United Kingdom
1936Seamus Mallon / Politician / Ireland
1938Theodoros Pangalos / Politician / Greece
1940Eduardo Mignogna / Writer / Argentina
1940Barry Sheerman / Politician / United Kingdom
1941Dr. Bimal Jalan / Economist / India
1941Dr. Y V Reddy / Civil servant / India
1941Lothar Bisky / Politician / Germany
1941Jean Pierre Lefebvre / Writer / Canada
1942Shane Porteous / Actor / Australia
1943Edward Cowie / Painter / United Kingdom
1943Robert De Niro / Actor / United States of America
1943John Humphrys / Author / United Kingdom
1943Dave "Snaker" Ray / Writer / United States of America
1944Larry Ellison / Business Man / United States of America
1944Jean-Bernard Pommier / Painist / France
1945Rachel Pollack / Poet / United States of America
1946Hugh Baiocchi / Golfer / South Africa
1946Martha Coolidge / Producer / United States of America
1946Patrick Manning / Politician / Trinidad and Tobago
1948Alexander Ivashkin / Conductor / United Kingdom
1949Norm Coleman / Politician / United States of America
1949Sue Draheim / Composer / United States of America
1949Julian Fellowes / Politician / United Kingdom
1952Aleksandr Maksimenkov / Fooballer / Russia
1952Nelson Piquet / Racing Car Driver / Brazil
1952Mario Theissen / Engineer / Germany
1952Guillermo Vilas / Tennis Player / Argentina
1953Mick Malthouse / Footballer / Australia
1953Herta Müller / Author / Romania
1953Korrie Layun Rampan / Author / Indonesia
1953Kevin Rowland / Writer / United Kingdom
1954Eric Johnson / Writer / United States of America
1954Andrés Pastrana Arango / Politician / Colombia
1955Colin Moulding / Writer / United Kingdom
1956Gail Berman / Business Man / United States of America
1956Álvaro Pino / Cyclist / Spain
1957Ken Kwapis / Writer / United States of America
1957Laurence Overmire / Poet / United States of America
1957Robin Cousins / Skater / United Kingdom
1958Belinda Carlisle / Writer / United States of America
1958Fred Goodwin / Banker / Scotland
1958Maurizio Sandro Sala / Racing Car Driver / Brazil
1959Jonathan Franzen / Novelist / United States of America
1959Jacek Kazimierski / Footballer / Poland
1959Eric Schlosser / Author / United States of America
1960Stephan Eicher / Singer / Switzerland
1960Sean Penn / Actor / United States of America
1962Gilby Clarke / Writer / United States of America
1963Jon Gruden / Footballer / United States of America
1964Colin James / Singer / Canada
1964Dave Penney / Footballer / United Kingdom
1965Steve Gorman / Drummer / United States of America
1965Dottie Pepper / Golfer / United States of America
1966Jüri Luik / Politician / Estonia
1966Rodney Mullen / Skateboarder / United States of America
1966Don Sweeney / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1967Supriya Pilgaonkar / Actress / India
1968Andriy Kuzmenko / Singer / Ukraine
1968Ed McCaffrey / Footballer / United States of America
1968Helen McCrory / Actress / United Kingdom
1969Christian Laettner / Basketball Player / United States of America
1969Donnie Wahlberg / Actor / United States of America
1969Kelvin Mercer / Writer / United States of America
1970Jim Courier / Tennis Player / United States of America
1970Andrus Kivirähk / Author / Estonia
1970Øyvind Leonhardsen / Footballer / Norway
1971Uhm Jung-hwa / Singer / South Korea
1971Jorge Posada / Baseball Player / United States of America
1971Shaun Rehn / Footballer / Australia
1972Habibul Bashar / Cricketer / Bangladesh
1974Johannes Maria Staud / Composer / Austria
1976Eric Boulton / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1976Geertjan Lassche / Journalist / Netherlands
1976Serhiy Zakarlyuka / Footballer / Ukraine
1977Nathan Deakes / Race Walker / Australia
1977William Gallas / Footballer / France
1977Thierry Henry / Footballer / France
1977Mike Lewis / Guitarist / United Kingdom
1977Tarja Turunen / Writer / Finland
1978Disha Vakani / Actress / India
1979Antwaan Randle El / Footballer / United States of America
1980Keith Dabengwa / Cricketer / Zimbabwe
1980Daniel Güiza / Footballer / Spain
1980Jan Kromkamp / Footballer / Netherlands
1980Lene Marlin / Singer / Norway
1982Phil Jagielka / Footballer / United Kingdom
1982Cheerleader Melissa / Wrestler / United States of America
1983Dustin Pedroia / Baseball Player / United States of America
1984Vasuki Sunkavalli / Actress / India
1984Dee Brown / Basketball Player / United States of America
1984Oksana Domnina / Dancer / Russia
1984Garrett Wolfe / Footballer / United States of America
1986Rudy Gay / Basketball Player / United States of America
1986Tyrus Thomas / Basketball Player / United States of America
1988Natalie Sandtorv / Singer / Norway
1992Alex Elisala / Rugby Player / Australia
1993Sarah Sjöström / Swimmer / Sweden
1995Gracie Gold / Figure Skater / United States of America
1995Dallin Watene-Zelezniak / Rugby Player / New Zealand
1996Jake Virtanen / Ice Hockey Player / Canada

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