The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Today's famous birthdays

May 17

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AJ Mitchell

AJ Mitchell (21)

American singer
Alistair Overeem

Alistair Overeem (42)

Mixed martial artist and kickboxer
Kristen Hancher

Kristen Hancher (23)

Canadian Instagram star and vlogger
Ross Butler

Ross Butler (32)

American actor
Nicky Jam

Nicky Jam (41)

American singer and songwriter
Bob Saget

Bob Saget (1956 - 2022)

American comedian, actor, and television host

Tomorrow's famous birthdays

May 18

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Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II (1920 - 2005)

264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
Tina Fey

Tina Fey (51)

American actress
Ryan Clements

Ryan Clements (18)

American TikTok star
Armon Warren

Armon Warren (24)

American Instagram star
MrTop5

MrTop5 (20)

Canadian YouTube star

Yesterday's famous birthdays

May 16

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Megan Fox

Megan Fox (36)

American actress
Mattia Polibio

Mattia Polibio (19)

American TikTok star
Joey Graceffa

Joey Graceffa (31)

American YouTube star and musician
Andre Swilley

Andre Swilley (24)

American TikTok star
Carlos Mena

Carlos Mena (19)

American social media star
Slogoman

Slogoman (25)

English YouTuber

On this day

May 17 in History

  • 1510

    May 17, 1510:

    Florentine Renaissance artist, Sandro Botticelli, dies.

  • 1792

    May 17, 1792:

    The New York Stock Exchange is formed by 24 merchants at Wall Street.

  • 1875

    May 17, 1875:

    Racehorse Aristides becomes the winner of the first Kentucky Derby.

  • 1939

    May 17, 1939:

    NBC broadcasts the very first baseball game to be televised. The match is between Princeton and Columbia.

  • 1954

    May 17, 1954:

    The United States Supreme Court rules public school racial segregation as unconstitutional.

  • 2004

    May 17, 2004:

    Massachusetts legalizes same-sex marriage, becoming the first state in the US to do so.

  • 2015

    May 17, 2015:

    Twenty One Pilots release their 4th album, “Blurryface”, which would became the first-ever album to receive a gold certification for each track.

Who Died Today

May 17

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Donna Summer

Donna Summer (1948 - 2012)

American singer-songwriter
John Deere

John Deere (1804 - 1886)

American blacksmith and manufacturer
Tony Randall

Tony Randall (1920 - 2004)

American actor, director, and producer
John Jay

John Jay (1745 - 1829)

American jusrist and politician, 1st Chief Justice of the United States
Lawrence Welk

Lawrence Welk (1903 - 1992)

American musician
Shad Gaspard

Shad Gaspard (1981 - 2020)

American wrestler

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