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Events of September 17th:

September 17th is the 260th day of the year (261st day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 105 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about September 17th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on September 17th:

1918 Chaim Herzog (President of Israel 1983-1993)

1923 Hank Williams (singer, musician)

1928 Roddy McDowall (actor)

1929 Stirling Moss (race car driver)

1931 Anne Bancroft (actress)

1942 Des Lynam (sports journalist)

1946 Billy Bonds (soccer player)

1947 Tessa Jowell (British politician)

1960 Damon Hill (race car driver)

1966 Doug E. Fresh (rapper, producer, pioneered beatboxing)

1968 Anastacia (singer, producer)

1969 Keith Flint (singer - The Prodigy)

September 17th in History:

1630 City of Boston, Massachusetts founded.

1787 US Constitution signed in Philadelphia.

1849 Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.

Harriet Tubman

1859 Joshua A. Norton declares himself Emperor of the United States.

1920 National+Football+League founded.

1976 NASA unveils the Space Shuttle orbiter Enterprise.

1978 Camp David Accords signed by Egypt and Israel.

1983 Vanessa Williams becomes the first African-American Miss America.

1991 First version of Linux is released on the Internet.


1993 Last Russian troops leave Poland.

2001 New York Stock Exchange re-opens after the September 11 attacks.

2011 Occupy Wall Street movement begins.

September 17th is also:

National Heroes' Day (Angola)

Constitution Day (USA) - observed on the previous Friday if it falls on a weekend

Constitution Day

Citizenship Day (USA)

Operation Market Garden remembered (Netherlands)


People born on September 17th are Virgo


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