The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

December 17th famous birthdays

Pope Francis

Pope Francis (87)

266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church

Ian Jeffrey

Ian Jeffrey (22)

American Instagram star

Cora Tilley

Cora Tilley (19)

American TikTok star

Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich (48)

Ukrainian-American actress and singer

Laurie Holden

Laurie Holden (54)

American actress

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao (45)

Filipino boxer and politician

Karissa Duncan

Karissa Duncan (24)

American social media star

Giovanni Ribisi

Giovanni Ribisi (49)

American actor

Chuck Liddell

Chuck Liddell (54)

American mixed martial artist

Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson (49)

American actress

Nat Wolff

Nat Wolff (29)

American actor, singer and songwriter

Hector Diaz

Hector Diaz (21)

American social media star

Emma Bell

Emma Bell (37)

American actress

Duff Goldman

Duff Goldman (49)

American chef

Eugene Levy

Eugene Levy (77)

Canadian actor

Jaimee Foxworth

Jaimee Foxworth (44)

American actress

Eddie Kendricks

Eddie Kendricks (1939 - 1992)

American singer and songwriter

Young Nudy

Young Nudy (31)

American rapper

Maria Brink

Maria Brink (46)

American singer

Tkay Maidza

Tkay Maidza (28)

Australian singer

Martin Ødegaard

Martin Ødegaard (25)

Norwegian soccer star

William Lyon Mackenzie King

William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874 - 1950)

Canadian politician, 10th Prime Minister of Canada

Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson (50)

American screenwriter, director and producer

Humphry Davy

Humphry Davy (1778 - 1829)

English chemist and physicist

Tom Walker

Tom Walker (32)

Scottish singer

Ernie Hudson

Ernie Hudson (78)

American actor

Marissa Ribisi

Marissa Ribisi (49)

American actress

Bernard Hill

Bernard Hill (79)

English actor

Jalen Hill

Jalen Hill (1999 - 2022)

American basketball player

Taylor York

Taylor York (34)

American guitarist

Wes Studi

Wes Studi (76)

American actor

Paula Radcliffe

Paula Radcliffe (50)

English runner

Tyler Young

Tyler Young (33)

American actor

Kerry Packer

Kerry Packer (1937 - 2005)

Australian businessman

Nick Dinsmore

Nick Dinsmore (48)

American wrestler

Mary Brunner

Mary Brunner (80)

American criminal

Craig Kielburger

Craig Kielburger (41)

Canadian activist, founded Free the Children and Me to We

Ashlyn Castro

Ashlyn Castro (26)

American Instagram star

Tommy Steele

Tommy Steele (87)

English singer, guitarist, and actor

Paul Butterfield

Paul Butterfield (1942 - 1987)

American singer-songwriter and harmonica player

Takeo Spikes

Takeo Spikes (47)

American football player

Bob Guccione

Bob Guccione (1930 - 2010)

Publisher, businessman, art collector

Chase Utley

Chase Utley (45)

American baseball player

Gigi D'Agostino

Gigi D'Agostino (56)

Italian DJ and producer

Trip Lee

Trip Lee (36)

American Christian hip hop artist

On this day

December 17 in History

  • 1807

    December 17, 1807:

    Napoleon issues his decree of Milan, forbidding France’s allies and all neutral countries from engaging in trade with Great Britain.

  • 1865

    December 17, 1865:

    Franz Schubert’s “Unfinished Symphony” is premiered in Vienna, Austria.

  • 1892

    December 17, 1892:

    Vogue magazine is published for the first time as a weekly newspaper.

  • 1903

    December 17, 1903:

    The Wright Brothers (Orville and Wilbur) make the first successful sustained flights in an airplane.

  • 1961

    December 17, 1961:

    A circus tent in Niterói, Brazil catches fire, eventually killing an estimated 500 people.

  • 1986

    December 17, 1986:

    Davina Thompson, a British woman, becomes the first patient to successfully undergo surgery to receive heart, lung and liver transplants simultaneously.

  • 1989

    December 17, 1989:

    The animated television sitcom, “The Simpsons” debuts on Fox.

  • 2010

    December 17, 2010:

    Mohamed Bouazizi, a Tunisian street vendor, sets himself on fire due to his frustrations with harassment from municipal officials and the country’s harsh economic conditions, leading to the Jasmine Revolution.

  • 2011

    December 17, 2011:

    The President of North Korea, Kim Jong Il dies and is succeeded by his son, Kim Jong-Un.

  • 2014

    December 17, 2014:

    Diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, which had been severed for over 50 years, are reestablished.