Find out which famous people share the same birthday as you
Events of July 17th:
July 17th is the 198th day of the year (199th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 167 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about July 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 July 17th:
1872 Sir James Somerville (British Admiral)
1899 James Cagney (actor)
1917 Phyllis Diller (actress, comedienne)
1935 Donald Sutherland (actor)
1939 Ali Khamenei (Supreme Leader of Iran)
1940 Tim Brooke-Taylor (actor)
1942 Peter Sissons (journalist)
1944 Catherine Schell (actress)
1949 Geezer Butler (bass player - Black Sabbath)
1952 David Hasselhoff (actor, singer)
1954 Angel Merkel (German Chancellor 2005-)
1957 Fern Britton (TV host)
1965 Alex Winter (film director, actor)
1969 Jason Clarke (actor)
1970 Mandy Smith (model, singer)
1975 Konnie Huq (TV host)
1975 Terrence+Tao (mathematician)
July 17th in History:
1899 NEC Corporation is created, the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital.
1917 British royal family changes their surname to Windsor.
1936 Spanish Civil War begins with an armed forces rebellion.
1955 Disneyland opens in California.
1973 King Mohammed Zahir Shah of Afghanistan is deposed while out of the country for surgery.
1975 Apollo-Soyuz Test Project: US and Soviet spacecraft dock in orbit.
1981 Queen Elizabeth II opens the Humber Bridge.
1989 First flight of the B-2 Spirit bomber.
1995 NASDAQ index exceeds 1,000 for the first time.
1996 TWA Flight 800 explodes off the coast of Long Island, New York.
July 17th is also:
Constition Day (South Korea)
Feast of Saint Cynllo (Catholicism)
Gion Matsuri festival (, Japan)
People born on July 17th are Cancer
Disclaimer: Birth dates and other information are thought to be correct, but there is a possibility that some entries may contain inadvert errors. If you spot such an error, please contact us. Sorry, we can not accept suggestions for additional entries at this time, due to the huge backlog of suggestions we have already received.
†Disclosure: Advertising Link(s): Our company may receive a payment if you purchase a product/service after following this link.
Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures
Click privacy for information about our company's privacy, data collection and data retention policies, and your rights.
Copyright © 2000-2020, Answers 2000 Limited
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
As an Amazon Associate, our company earns from qualifying purchases. Amazon, the Amazon logo, Endless, and the Endless logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.