What happened on August 17... but years ago

Wondering what happened on August 17 in history? We have a selection of happenings just for you. Browse our website to see famous people's birthdays on August 17, anniversaries in Music, important dates in Movies & Series and much more.

Celebrity birthdays on August 17

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Photo of Sean Penn

Sean Penn

Actor

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Photo of Donnie Wahlberg

Donnie Wahlberg

Actor

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Photo of Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro

Actor

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Photo of Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry

Socces player

Don't miss Baby Boomers Recognition Day on August 17!

August 17 in Music

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Bleed It Out

by Linkin Park



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Sweet Child O’ Mine

by Guns N' Roses