The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

August 17th famous birthdays

Leilani Castro

Leilani Castro (19)

American internet personality

Lil Pump

Lil Pump (20)

American rapper

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro (77)

American actor and producer

Cody Orlove

Cody Orlove (19)

American internet star

Sean Penn

Sean Penn (60)

American actor and political activist

Kayla Davis

Kayla Davis (16)

American YouTuber

Andrea Espada

Andrea Espada (34)

Colombian TV host

Justin Roberts

Justin Roberts (18)

American YouTuber

Donnie Wahlberg

Donnie Wahlberg (51)

American singer and actor

Austin Butler

Austin Butler (29)

American actor and singer

Clara Lukasiak

Clara Lukasiak (11)

American reality star

Sydney Vézina

Sydney Vézina (17)

American TikTok star

Brooklyn Frost

Brooklyn Frost (16)

American YouTuber and Instagram star

Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry (43)

French footballer

Jude Flores

Jude Flores (15)

American social media star

Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison (76)

American businessman and computer scientist

Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey (1887 - 1940)

Jamaican political leader and journalist

JessiSmiles

JessiSmiles (27)

American internet personality

Lil B

Lil B (31)

American rapper, producer and author

Davy Crockett

Davy Crockett (1786 - 1836)

American politician and a folk hero

Joyner Lucas

Joyner Lucas (32)

American rapper

Yazan Diab

Yazan Diab (17)

Spanish TikTok star

Rudy Gay

Rudy Gay (34)

American basketball player

Lexy Kolker

Lexy Kolker (11)

American actress

Giuliana Rancic

Giuliana Rancic (45)

Italian-American journalist and actress

Taissa Farmiga

Taissa Farmiga (26)

American actress

Julian Fellowes

Julian Fellowes (71)

English actor, director, and writer

David Koresh

David Koresh (1959 - 1993)

American cult leader

Mae West

Mae West (1893 - 1980)

American actress

Christian Laettner

Christian Laettner (51)

American basketball player

Maureen O'Hara

Maureen O'Hara (1920 - 2015)

Irish actress and singer

Mark Salling

Mark Salling (1982 - 2018)

American actor, singer-songwriter, and guitarist

Belinda Carlisle

Belinda Carlisle (62)

American singer-songwriter, and author

qwerticorn

qwerticorn (19)

Australian internet personality

Jayy Von Monroe

Jayy Von Monroe (29)

American singer

YourRAGE

YourRAGE (23)

American internet star

Gracie Gold

Gracie Gold (25)

American figure skater

Kylie Muse

Kylie Muse (15)

American TikTok star

Lincoln Hoellein

Lincoln Hoellein (5)

American YouTuber

Jelena Karleuša

Jelena Karleuša (42)

Serbian singer

Jon Olsson

Jon Olsson (38)

Swedish skier

Rodney Mullen

Rodney Mullen (54)

American skateboarder

James Tindale

James Tindale (30)

English reality star

Didi Costine

Didi Costine (15)

American actress

Tarja Turunen

Tarja Turunen (43)

Finnish opera/symphonic rock singer

Jawsh

Jawsh (20)

American Twitch star

Madison Axford

Madison Axford (24)

American YouTuber

Estee Lalonde

Estee Lalonde (30)

Canadian YouTuber

Tammy Townsend

Tammy Townsend (50)

American actress

On this day

August 17 in History

  • 1950

    August 17, 1950:

    The Weavers' rendition of the song titled "Goodnight Irene" becomes number 1 in the United States. The song was initially recorded in 1933 by Huddie 'Lead Belly' Ledbetter.

  • 1977

    August 17, 1977:

    President of the United States, Jimmy Carter describes Elvis Presley as “unique and irreplaceable” in a statement issued a day after the death of the actor.

  • 1979

    August 17, 1979:

    "Life of Brian", a comedy film written by Monty Python, is released in the United States. It stars actors like John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, and Graham Chapman.

  • 1987

    August 17, 1987:

    American entertainer Tom Waits issues his album titled “Franks Wild Years”. "Hang on St. Christopher" and "Innocent When You Dream (Barroom)" are some of the popular songs on the album.

  • August 17, 1987:

    “Together Forever” a musical tour by renowned hip hop groups Run-D.M.C., and Beastie Boys comes to an end. The last show was held at the Madison Square Garden.

  • 1990

    August 17, 1990:

    William Peter Blatty’s horror film titled "Exorcist 3" is premiered. The movie would make over $40 million from box office.

  • 1992

    August 17, 1992:

    American music group, Exodus unveils their 5th studio album entitled “Force of Habit”. In the United States, it was released under the Capitol Records label.

  • 1998

    August 17, 1998:

    A star is placed on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame to honor Carlos Santana, founder of the band known as ‘Santana’.

  • 2008

    August 17, 2008:

    Spain records their first gold medal in a tennis event at the Olympic Games after Rafael Nadal defeats Fernando González from Chile.

  • 2011

    August 17, 2011:

    Katy Perry’s single, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" tops the Hot 100 chart. She becomes the 2nd singer to have five songs from an album to top the chart.