The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

February 17th famous birthdays

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan (58)

American basketball player and actor

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran (30)

English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (40)

American actor, director, and producer

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton (40)

American model, actress, singer

Denise Richards

Denise Richards (50)

American model and actress

Billie Joe Armstrong

Billie Joe Armstrong (49)

American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and producer

Sasha Pieterse

Sasha Pieterse (25)

South African-American actress

Aidan Alexander

Aidan Alexander (21)

American actor

Michael Bay

Michael Bay (56)

American director and producer

Bonnie Wright

Bonnie Wright (30)

English actress

Chord Overstreet

Chord Overstreet (32)

American actor and singer

Peyton Evans

Peyton Evans (12)

American dancer

Jenna Raine

Jenna Raine (17)

American singer and actress

Anne Curtis

Anne Curtis (36)

Australian-Filipino actress and singer

Jerry O'Connell

Jerry O'Connell (47)

American actor

Daphne Oz

Daphne Oz (35)

American writer and television personality

Tyler Crispen

Tyler Crispen (26)

American reality star

Rene Russo

Rene Russo (67)

American actress

Larry the Cable Guy

Larry the Cable Guy (58)

American comedian and actor

Huey P. Newton

Huey P. Newton (1942 - 1989)

American activist, co-founded the Black Panther Party

Dominic Purcell

Dominic Purcell (51)

English-Australian actor

Natascha Kampusch

Natascha Kampusch (33)

Austrian kidnapping victim

Taylor Hawkins

Taylor Hawkins (49)

American singer-songwriter and drummer

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers (37)

South African cricketer

Meaghan Jette Martin

Meaghan Jette Martin (29)

American actress and singer

Jason Ritter

Jason Ritter (41)

American actor

Becky Nicholson

Becky Nicholson (39)

English reality star

Loreena McKennitt

Loreena McKennitt (64)

Canadian singer-songwriter and accordion player

Jim Brown

Jim Brown (85)

American football player and actor

Ralphie May

Ralphie May (1972 - 2017)

American comedian and actor

Mo Yan

Mo Yan (66)

Chinese writer

Wu Zetian

Wu Zetian (624 - 705)

Chinese empress

Rick Majerus

Rick Majerus (1948 - 2012)

American basketball player and coach

Angela Miller

Angela Miller (27)

American singer

Gene Pitney

Gene Pitney (1940 - 2006)

American singer-songwriter

Sadha

Sadha (37)

Indian actress

Paul Wood

Paul Wood (31)

English Instagram star

Arin Ilejay

Arin Ilejay (33)

American drummer

Thomas J. Watson

Thomas J. Watson (1874 - 1956)

American businessman

Brenda Fricker

Brenda Fricker (76)

Irish actress

Rebecca Adlington

Rebecca Adlington (32)

English swimmer

Luc Robitaille

Luc Robitaille (55)

Canadian ice hockey player

Ronald Fisher

Ronald Fisher (1890 - 1962)

English statistician, biologist, and geneticist

Ashton Holmes

Ashton Holmes (43)

American actor

Arcangelo Corelli

Arcangelo Corelli (1653 - 1713)

Italian violinist and composer

Al Harrington

Al Harrington (41)

American basketball player

Richard Karn

Richard Karn (65)

American actor

On this day

February 17 in History

  • 1843

    February 17, 1843:

    Following the victory of the British in the Battle of Miani, they seize most of present-day Pakistan’s Sindh province.

  • 1897

    February 17, 1897:

    The Parent-Teacher Association is formed in Washington, D.C. under the name, the National Congress of Mothers.

  • 1904

    February 17, 1904:

    “Madame Butterfly”, the opera by Giacomo Puccini is premiered in Milan at La Scala.

  • 1979

    February 17, 1979:

    China invades Vietnam after the latter repeatedly pursued anti-Chinese and pro-Soviet endeavors.

  • 1992

    February 17, 1992:

    Jeffrey Dahmer, a serial killer is issued with 15 successive life sentences for multiple murder convictions.

  • 1996

    February 17, 1996:

    An earthquake and a tsunami strike close to Biak Island in Indonesia, resulting in the deaths of 108 people.

  • 2004

    February 17, 2004:

    Alicia Keys releases her single, “If I Ain't Got You”.

  • 2008

    February 17, 2008:

    LeBron James is named MVP of the NBA All-Star Game at the New Orleans Arena.

  • 2014

    February 17, 2014:

    Jimmy Fallon makes his debut as the host of “The Tonight Show”.