The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

November 17th famous birthdays

Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams (43)

Canadian actress

Logan Thirtyacre

Logan Thirtyacre (27)

American YouTube star and actor

Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito (77)

American actor, director and producer

Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese (79)

American director, screenwriter and producer

Devin Gordon

Devin Gordon (21)

American singer

Tom Ellis

Tom Ellis (43)

Welsh actor

Eric Nam

Eric Nam (33)

American singer

Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley (1966 - 1997)

American singer and songwriter


Calfreezy (27)

English YouTube star


RuPaul (61)

American drag queen, singer and TV host


Sarati (26)

American TikTok star

FGTeeV Shawn

FGTeeV Shawn (6)

American YouTuber

Sophie Marceau

Sophie Marceau (55)

French actress

John Boehner

John Boehner (72)

American politician


Nani (35)

Portuguese football player

Zoë Bell

Zoë Bell (43)

New Zealand actress and stuntwoman

Sada Baby

Sada Baby (29)

American rapper and DJ

Heavenly Joy

Heavenly Joy (12)

American singer


Yugyeom (24)

South Korean singer

Eli Unique

Eli Unique (20)

American YouTube star


Ayydubs (26)

American YouTube star

MeLon Dude

MeLon Dude (17)

American YouTuber

Ethan Karpathy

Ethan Karpathy (21)

Australian singer

Trey Kennedy

Trey Kennedy (29)

American Instagram star

Prezley Lea

Prezley Lea (14)

Australian YouTuber

Amanda Díaz

Amanda Díaz (21)

Cuban YouTube star

Harry Lloyd

Harry Lloyd (38)

English actor

Dr. Heavenly

Dr. Heavenly (51)

American doctor and TV star

Reece Buttery

Reece Buttery (20)

English actor

Yolanda King

Yolanda King (1955 - 2007)

Daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith (23)

American social media star

David Ramsey

David Ramsey (50)

American actor

Sarah Harding

Sarah Harding (1981 - 2021)

English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

Stephen Root

Stephen Root (70)

American actor

Ronnie DeVoe

Ronnie DeVoe (54)

American singer

Diane Neal

Diane Neal (45)

American actress

Dean Paul Martin

Dean Paul Martin (1951 - 1987)

American singer, actor, and tennis player

Rem Koolhaas

Rem Koolhaas (77)

Dutch architect

Howard Dean

Howard Dean (73)

American physician and politician, 79th Governor of Vermont

Peter Cook

Peter Cook (1937 - 1995)

English comedian and actor

Ryan Braun

Ryan Braun (38)

American baseball player

Diana Pombo

Diana Pombo (16)

American dancer

Isaac Hanson

Isaac Hanson (41)

American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Gemini Ganesan

Gemini Ganesan (1920 - 2005)

Indian film actor (Tamil Nadu

Lauren Hutton

Lauren Hutton (78)

American actress

Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross (61)

British presenter

Kimya Dawson

Kimya Dawson (49)

American singer-songwriter and guitarist

On this day

November 17 in History

  • 1558

    November 17, 1558:

    Queen Mary I of England dies and Elizabeth Tudor ascends the English throne, taking the crown name, Elizabeth I.

  • 1800

    November 17, 1800:

    The first session of the United States Congress is held in Washington, D.C.

  • 1839

    November 17, 1839:

    “Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio”, Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi’s debut opera, premieres at Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

  • 1869

    November 17, 1869:

    Egypt’s Suez Canal opens, following 10 years of construction.

  • 1871

    November 17, 1871:

    New York State grants a charter to the National Rifle Association.

  • 1933

    November 17, 1933:

    The comedy film, “Duck Soup” is released.

  • 1968

    November 17, 1968: NBC interrupts the broadcasting of the American Football League match between the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders to show the film, “Heidi”, causing viewers to miss out on the latter team’s surprise comeback to defeat the former
  • 1972

    November 17, 1972:

    American socialite Barbara Daly Baekeland is stabbed to death by her own son, Antony Baekeland.

  • 1973

    November 17, 1973:

    US President Richard Nixon holds a press conference amidst the Watergate Scandal and makes his infamous statement, “I am not a crook”.

  • 2003

    November 17, 2003:

    Film star, Arnold Schwarzenegger is inaugurated as the state of California’s governor.

  • November 17, 2003:

    21-year-old Britney Spears gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.