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Basic Today in Birthdays and Deaths August 17

Last Updated 10-06-2019

🎭🏆Carmen Berg -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1963
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: Real Estate Agent; July 1987

🎵🎸Belinda Carlisle -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1958
Songwriter, Hip-Pop Singer, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Hollywood; Morgan Mason's (Pres. Reagan's Speechwriter) wife
Group Names: The Go-Gos, soloist
Song Titles: Our Lips Are Sealed, We Got the Beat, Vacation, Get Up and Go, Head Over Heels, Turn to You, Cool Jerk (previous titles as lead of the Go-Go's), Mad About You, I Feel the Magic, Band of Gold, I Get Weak, Heaven is a Place on Earth, Circle in the Sand, Leave a Light On, Summer Rain
Album Titles: Beauty and the Beat, Vacation, Talk Show (previous titles as lead of The Go-Go's), Belinda, Heaven on Earth, Runaway Horses, Live Your Life Be Free
Video Titles: Runaway Videos, Heaven on Earth, Runaway Horses, Belinda, Belinda Live!, Runaway Live

🎭Orlagh Cassidy -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1967
Actress
Movie Titles: Still Alice, Young Adult

🎵🎸Gilby Clarke -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1962
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Guns 'n Roses

🎵Lisa Coleman -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1960 N.S.
Composer, Keyboardist, Rhythm and Blues Keyboardist
Group Names: The Revolution (a backing band for Prince), Wendy and Lisa (with Wendy Melvoin)m soloist
TV Shows: Heroes (composer), Nurse Jackie (composer), Crossing Jordan (composer)

🏆⚾Alex Cole -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1965
MLB Outfielder

🎭David Conrad -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1967 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Relativity, Miss Match (as Michael Mendelsohn), Ghost Whisperer (as Jim Clancy)
Movie Titles: Wedding Crashers, Men of Honor, Return to Paradise

🎭Martha Coolidge -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1946
Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Valley Girl (director), Real Genius (director), Rambling Rose (director)

🎭Brady Corbert -- is 31 in the year 2019 and 32 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1988 N.S.
Actor, Director
TV Shows: 24
Movie Titles: Melancholia, Thirteen, Funny Games, Martha Marcy May Marlene

🏆🎾Jim Courier -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1970
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, American
Names/Places: RN: James Spencer "Jim" Courier, Jr.
Misc: Nick Bollettieri Academy classmate of Andre Agassi.

🎵🎸Jill Cunniff -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1966
Bassist, Modern Rock Singer
Group Names: Luscious Jackson

🎭🏆🏈Ed Cunningham -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1969
Filmmaker, Producer, Sports Announcer, NFL Center

🏆🏈Kenny Davidson -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1967
NFL Player

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⛪🎭Robert De Niro -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1943
Roman Catholic, TV/Movie Actor, Producer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Search for Tomorrow
Movie Titles: Godfather II, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Untouchables, GoodFellas, Awakenings, Frankenstein, Raging Bull, Cape Fear, Mean Streets, Bang the Drum Slowly, Casino, Backdraft, Sleepers, Marvin's Room, Wag the Dog, Jackie Brown, Great Expectations, Meet the Parents, Men of Honor, 15 Minutes, Showtime, City by the Sea, Analyze That, Godsend, Shark Tale, Meet The Fockers, Hide and Seek, The Good Shepherd, Arthur and the Invisibles, Righteous Kill

🎭Rupert Degas -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1970
Actor, Producer, English
TV Shows: Bob the Builder
Movie Titles: Evil Dead, Planet 51, Chop Socky Chooks, Rogue Trooper

🏆🏒Nelson Emerson -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1967
NHL Player, Canadian

🎭Andrea Espada -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1986 N.S.
TV Hostess, Colombian
TV Shows: UFC Now

✍🎭🎵Wesley Eure -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1951 N.S.
Author, Lecturer, Screenwriter, TV/Soap Actor, Producer, Director, Singer
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives (as Mike Horton), Land of the Lost (as Will Marshall), Dragon Tales (creator and writer), Spy TV (writer), Totally Hidden Video (writer and assorted characters)
Movie Titles: C.H.O.M.P.S. (which is the reason why he's in the Demented Datebook!)

✍🎭Julian Fellowes -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1949 N.S.
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer, Egyptian
TV Shows: Downtown Abbey (writer)
Movie Titles: Gosford Park (writer), The Tourist (writer), The Young Victoria (writer)

🏆🏈Cedric Figaro -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1966
NFL Linebacker

Jonathan Franzen -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1959
Author, Novelist, Essayist
Book Titles: The Corrections (2001), Freedom (2010)

🏆🏀Rudy Gay -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1986 N.S.
NBA Player

🏆⛸Gracie Gold -- is 24 in the year 2019 and 25 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1995
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete

🎵🎸Steven Gorman -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1965
Modern Rock Drummer
Group Names: Black Crowes

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📰🏆🏈Jon Gruden -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1963
Commentator, NFL Coach, College Football Coach, College Football Player

🎵🎷Everette Harp -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1961
Gospel Performer, Blues Saxophonist, Jazz Saxophonist

🏆⚽Thierry Henry -- is 42 in the year 2019 and 43 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1977
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, French
Misc: forward and striker

🎭🎵Kristin Holt -- is 38 in the year 2019 and 39 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1981
Actress, Personality, Singer
Names/Places: aka Kristin Adams
TV Shows: American Idol (Special Correspondent 2003, contestant 2002)

🎭Rachel Hurd-Wood -- is 29 in the year 2019 and 30 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1990 N.S.
Actress, English
TV Shows: Home Fires (as Kate Heaton or Kate Campbell)
Movie Titles: Tomorrow When The War Began, An American Haunting, Peter Pan (2003), Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

🎭🎮Bryton James -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1986
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Names/Places: RN:Bryton McClure
TV Shows: Family Matters (as Richie Crawford), Hero Factory, The Vampire Diaries, DC Super Friends, Winx Club (series), Zevo-3
Video Games: The Jungle Book: Rhythm 'n Groove

🏆🏈James Jenkins -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1967
NFL Player

🎭Robert Joy -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1951
Actor, Producer, Canadian
TV Shows: CSI:NY (as Dr. Sid Hammerback)
Movie Titles: Land of the Dead, The Hills Have Eyes, Sweet November

Roman Keitel -- is 15 in the year 2019 and 16 in the year 2020; b.8/17/2004
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Daphna Kastner and Harvey's son

🎭Brock Kelly -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1985
Actor
Movie Titles: Pitch Perfect, Costa Rican Summer, Faded Memories, Portal

🎭Guy Killum -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1962
Actor
Movie Titles: Crossroads, School Daze

🏆🏀Christian Laettner -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1969
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward, Olympic Athlete
Misc: of The Dream Team in the 1992 Summer Olympics
Sports Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves (1992-1996), Atlanta Hawks (1996-1999), Detroit Pistons (1999-2000), Dallas Mavericks (2000-2001), Washington Wizards (2001-2004), Miami Heat (2004-2005), Jacksonville Giants (ABA) (2011-2012), Fort Wayne Mad Ants (assistant coach, D-League, 2012)

🏆🏒Jamie Macoun -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1961
NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played over 1,000 games during a 17-year career

🎭Julianna McCarthy -- is 90 in the year 2019 and 91 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1929
Actress
TV Shows: Young & the Restless (as Liz Brooks Foster for 24 years)
Movie Titles: Starship Troopers, The Frighteners, Bundy, Striking Distance

🏆🏈Ed McCaffrey -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1968
NFL Wide Receiver

🎭Helen McCrory -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1968 N.S.
Actress, English
TV Shows: Peaky Blinders, Fearless
Movie Titles: Skyfall, Hugo, Harry Potter (series)

🎵Maria McKee -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1964
Songwriter, Guitarist, Pop Singer, Country Singer
Group Names: Lone Justice lead, soloist

🎭Kate McNeil -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1959 N.S.
Actress
Movie Titles: Monkey Shines, The House on Sorority Row, Sudden Death

🎵Kelvin "Posdnous" Mercer -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1969 N.S.
Music Producer, Rhythm and Blues Performer, Rapper, Hip Hop Performer
Names/Places: aka Posdnuos or Pos
Group Names: De La Soul

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🏆🏌Dottie Mochrie -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1970
Golfer

🏆Elaine Morton -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1949 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Misc: June 1970

🏆🏈Zefross Moss -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1966
NFL Tackle

🎵🎸Colin Moulding -- is 64 in the year 2019 and 65 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1955
Songwriter, Singer, New Wave Bassist, English
Group Names: XTC, The Dukes of Stratosphere

🏆🏈John Offerdahl -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1964
NFL Linebacker, College Football Player
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl; Western Michigan University #49 retired and in the team's Hall of Fame

🎭🎮Jake Patellis -- is 42 in the year 2019 and 43 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1977
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 2000
TV Shows: The Good Life (as Paul Bowman), George and Leo
Video Games: Are You Afraid of the Dark?: The Tale of Orpheo's Curse

🏆⚾Dustin Pedroia -- is 36 in the year 2019 and 37 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1983
MLB Second Baseman
Misc: Silver Slugger, 4x Gold Glove, AL MVP 2008; active as of 2015
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox

🏆🏒Pete Peeters -- is 62 in the year 2019 and 63 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1957
NHL Goaltender, Canadian

✍🎭Sean Penn -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1960
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Santa Monica; Madonna's ex-
Misc: ex-Brat Pack
Movie Titles: 21 Grams, Milk, Dogtown and Z-Boys, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Colors, Dead Man Walking, Thin Red Line, Sweet and Lowdown, Up at the Villa, I Am Sam, Mystic River

🎵Thomas Picardo Jr. -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1942
Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer
Names/Places: NN:Tommy West
Group Names: Cashman & West

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🏆🏁Nelson Piquet -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1952
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Brazilian
Names/Places: RN: Nelson Piquet Souto Maior
Misc: 3-time Formula One world champion (1981,83,87); left circuit in 1991 with 23 career wins.

🏆⚾Jorge Posada -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1971
MLB Catcher, American, Puerto Rican
Misc: 5x All-Star, 4x World Series champ, 5x Silver Slugger; Yankees #20 retired
Sports Teams: New York Yankees

🏆⚾John "Boog" Powell -- is 78 in the year 2019 and 79 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1941 N.S.
MLB First Baseman
Misc: AL MVP 1970
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles

🎵Steve Price -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1951
Drummer, Rock-Pop Performer
Group Names: Pablo Cruise, sessionist for Grace Slick, Rick James, Mary Jane Girls, other bands

🎭🏆Janet Quist-Austion -- is 64 in the year 2019 and 65 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1955
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: December 1978

🎭Giuliana Rancic -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1974 N.S.
Personality, Italian
Names/Places: aka Giuliana DePandi

🎵Kevin Rowland -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1953
Songwriter, Hip-Pop Singer/Guitarist, English
Group Names: Dexy's Midnight Runners lead
Song Titles: Geno, Come On Eileen

🎭Allan Royal -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1944
Actor, Canadian
TV Shows: They Came From Outer Space (as Lt. Col. Tom Barker), Falcon Crest (as R.D. Young), Night Heat (as Tom Kirkwood)
Movie Titles: The Good Witch, Pirates of Silicon Valley

✍📰🎵🎸Ed Sanders -- is 80 in the year 2019 and 81 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1939
Author, Poet, Publisher, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: The Fugs

✍📰Eric Schlosser -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1959
Author, Journalist
Misc: known for his investigative journalism
Book Titles: Fast Food Nation, Reefer Madness, Chew On This, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

🎭Larry B. Scott -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1961
Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Super Force
Movie Titles: The Karate Kid, Revenge of the Nerds, SpaceCamp, Iron Eagle

🎵John Seiter -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1944
Singer, Keyboardist, Pop Drummer
Group Names: The Turtles, Spanky & Our Gang

🏆🏒Don Sweeney -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1966
NHL Defensive, AHL Figure, Canadian
Misc: played over 1,100 games in the NHL
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins

🎵Colton Swon -- is 31 in the year 2019 and 32 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1988 N.S.
Country Singer
Group Names: The Swon Brothers

✍🎵🎸Gary Talley -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1947
Author, Songwriter, Bassist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: The Box Tops

🎭🎵Tammy Townsend -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1970
Actress, Singer
TV Shows: Rock Me Baby (as Pam), K.C. Undercover (as Kira Cooper)
Movie Titles: The Preacher's Kid, The Pest

🏆🎾Guillermo Vilas -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1952
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Argentine
Misc: Australian Open [1978-79], French open [1977], U.S. Open 1977]

🎭🎵Donnie Wahlberg -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1969
Actor, Producer, Pop Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Donald E.
Group Names: The New Kids on the Block
TV Shows: Boomtown (as Det. Joel Stevens), Blue Bloods (as Danny Reagan)
Movie Titles: The Sixth Sense, Saw (series)

🎵Kevin Welch -- is 64 in the year 2019 and 65 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1955
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist

🏆🏁Rex White -- is 90 in the year 2019 and 91 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1929
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Irish

🏆🏈Bernard Wilson -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1970
NFL Tackle

Blake Everleigh Zegers -- is 4 in the year 2019 and 5 in the year 2020; b.8/17/2015 N.S.
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Janine Feld and Kevin's twin daughter

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Zoe Madison Zegers -- is 4 in the year 2019 and 5 in the year 2020; b.8/17/2015 N.S.
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Janine Feld and Kevin's twin daughter

Jiang Zemin -- is 93 in the year 2019 and 94 in the year 2020; b.8/17/1926
Head of State, Chinese

🎭Chet Allen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1928 N.S. d.4/19/2011 N.S. (82)
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Bonino & The Troubleshooters

🎵Luther Allison -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1939 d.8/12/1997 (57)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer, Blues Guitarist
Misc: formed the Rolling Stones in 1954 (not the Mick Jagger group) with his brother Gran and was renamed the Four Jivers later on; soloist

✍🎭Harve Bennett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1930 N.S. d.2/25/2015 N.S. (84)
Screenwriter, TV/Movie Producer

⚛💰Hazel Bishop -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1906 d.12/5/1998 (92)
Inventor, Cosmetic Executive
Misc: non smear lipstick

🏆Mikhail Botvinnik -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/4/1911 Ju-1 or 8/17/1911 N.S. d.5/5/1995 N.S. (83)
Chess Player, Russian
Misc: world chess champion (1948-63)

🎵Walter Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1917 d.6/??/1956
Blues Singer

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🎵Sam Butera -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1927 d.6/3/2009 (81)
Singer, Saxophonist, Rhythm and Blues Performer

✍🎵Abram Chasins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1903 d.6/21/1987 (83)
Author, Lecturer, Composer, Musicologist, Pianist
Misc: piano teacher, music broadcaster, radio executive

📰Harrison V. Chase -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1913 d.2/6/2000 (86)
Editor
Misc: co-founder & co-editor of Chase's Annual Events

🎭Bob Clayton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1922 d.11/1/1979 (57)
Game Show Host, Announcer
TV Shows: Concentration (host in 60s and 70s), The Pyramid (announcer)

🎵Larry Clinton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1909 d.5/2/1985 (75)
Arranger, Composer, Singer, Trumpeter, Bandleader

Evan S. Connell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1924 d.1/10/2013 (88)
Writer

🎭Glenn Corbett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1933 N.S. d.1/16/1993 N.S. (59)
Soap Actor, TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Route 66 (as Linc), Dallas (as Paul), The Doctors

🎖⚛Davy Crockett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1786 d.3/6/1836 (49)
Soldier, Adventurer, Explorer, Frontiersman
Names/Places: NN: King of the Wild Frontier; RFN:David
Misc: grinned down bears

💰Justin Dart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1907 d.1/26/1984 (76)
Businessperson
Misc: Rexall Drugs head

🏆⚾Jim Davenport -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1933 N.S. d.2/18/2016 N.S. (82)
MLB Player
Misc: 2x All-Star, Gold Glove
Sports Teams: San Francisco Giants (player then manager)

🎵Mark Dinning -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1933 d.3/22/1986 (52)
Singer, Guitarist
Song Titles: Teen Angel

🎵🎷George Duvivier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1920 N.S. d.7/11/1985 N.S. (64)
Arranger, Jazz Bassist

📰Raoul H. Fleishmann -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1885 N.S. d.3/11/1969 N.S. (83)
Publisher
Misc: New Yorker Magazine

Dr. Daniel X. Freedman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1921 d.6/3/1993 (71)
Psychiatrist

💰Marcus Garvey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1887 d.6/10/1940 (52)
Philanthropist
Misc: Universal Negro Improvement Association founder

🎵Georgia Gibbs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1919 d.12/9/2006 (87)
Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Worcester, MA; NN:Her Nibs; FN:Fredda Lipson Gibbons

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Charlotte Grimké -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1837 d.7/23/1914 (76)
Writer, Poet, Educator

🎖Leslie Groves -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1896 d.7/13/1970 (73)
General

🎵🎸Sib Hashian -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1949 N.S. d.3/22/2017 N.S. (67)
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Boston

John Hawkes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1925 d.5/15/1998 (72)
Writer, Novelist

🎖Richmond Hobson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1870 d.3/16/1937 (66)
Naval Officer, Hero

Thomas Hodgkin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1798 d.4/5/1866 (67)
Physician, English
Misc: early described (1832) the malignant disease of lymph tissue that bears his name.

✍📰Quincy Howe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1900 d.2/17/1977 (76)
Writer, Newscaster, Commentator, Editor
TV Shows: CBS News, People's Platform, It's News to Me

Ted Hughes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1930 N.S. d.10/28/1998 N.S. (68)
Poet, English
Misc: poet laureate (1984-1998)

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⚛🏆Zdravko Ježić -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1931 N.S. d.6/19/2005 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Chemist, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Croatian

Paul Kammerer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1880 d.9/23/1926 (46)
Biologist, Austrian
Misc: claimed to have produced experimental evidence that acquired traits could be inherited.

🏆🥊Jack Kearns -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1882 d.7/7/1963 (80)
Boxing Manager
Misc: Boxing promoter

🏆🏀John "Red" Kerr -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1932 d.2/26/2009 (76)
NBA Player
Misc: NBA Coach of the Year [1966]
Sports Teams: Phoenix Suns, Syracuse Nationals, Philadelphia Warriors, Baltimore Bullets, Chicago Bulls (coach)

🎭Joshua Andrew Koenig -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1968 N.S. d.2/16/2010 N.S. (41)
Actor
Misc: died between Feb 16 and 18 of 2010
TV Shows: Growing Pains (as Boner)

David Koresh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1959 d.4/19/1993 (33)
Anarchist
Names/Places: b. Houston, TX; RN:Vernon Wayne Howell; the wacky Waco man
Misc: cult leader (Davidians), (Editor's note: he doesn't represent THIS David!)

🎵🎸Drake Kid Levin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1946 d.7/4/2009 (62)
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Paul Revere & the Raiders

Janet Lewis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1899 N.S. d.11/30/1998 N.S. (99) or 12/1/1998 N.S. (99)
Novelist, Poet

🎭Julia Marlowe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1865 N.S. d.11/12/1950 N.S. (85)
Stage Actress, English
Names/Places: RN:Sarah Frances Frost
Misc: known especially for her interpretations of William Shakespeare.

🎭Robert Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1927 d.5/10/1984 (56)
Stage Actor, Stage Director
Misc: Broadway's 1970-80s successful director (Promises Promises, Deathtrap, Woman of the Year)
TV Shows: Diana

🏆⚽Bobby Murdoch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1944 d.5/15/2001 (56)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Midfielder, Scotish

V. S. Naipaul -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1932 N.S. d.8/11/2018 N.S. (85)
Author, Novelist, Trinidad
Names/Places: RFN:Vidiadhar
Book Titles: Middel Passage

🎭🎵Maureen O'Hara -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1920 N.S. d.10/24/2015 N.S. (95)
Movie Actress, Singer, Irish
Names/Places: b. in Dublin; RLN:Fitzsimmons
Misc: some say b. 1921
Movie Titles: Miracle on 34th Street, The Quiet Man, How Green Was My Valley, McLintock!, Long Gray Line, Parent Trap, Spencer's Mountain

🎖⚛William Paterson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1755 d.6/21/1810 (54)
Revolutionary, Explorer, Naturalist, British

🎵Duke Pearson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1932 d.8/4/1980 (47)
Composer, Pianist, Bandleader

✍🎭Jean Poiret -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1926 d.3/14/1992 (65)
Dramatist/Playwright, Movie Actor, Movie Director, French
Movie Titles: La Cage Aux Folles

Francis Gary Powers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1929 d.5/1/1977 (47)
Aviator, Spy

🎵Ike Quebec -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1918 d.1/16/1963 (44)
Tenor-sax

🎵Wayne Raney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1921 d.1/23/1993 (71)
Singer, Harmonicaist
Group Names: Delmore Brothers

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🎨🎭🎵Larry Rivers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1923 N.S. d.8/14/2002 N.S. (78)
Cartoonist, Painter, Sculptor, Teacher, Actor, Filmmaker, Musician
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Yitzroch Loiza Grossberg
Misc: pop artist; Washington crossing the Delaware 1953

🏆🏈Isiah Robertson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1949 N.S. d.12/6/2018 N.S. (69)
NFL Linebacker
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl, 4x First Team All-Pro, 6x First-team All-Conference

Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1914 d.8/17/1988 (74)
Celebrity Son, Canadian
Names/Places: son of FDR and Eleanor

Frederick Russell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1870 d.12/29/1960 (90)
Scientist
Misc: developed the first successful typhoid fever vaccine

🎭🎵Mark Salling -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1982 N.S. d.1/30/2018 N.S. (35)
Actor, Musician
TV Shows: Glee (as Noah "Puck" Puckerman)
Movie Titles: Rocky Road, Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering

🎵🎷Derek (Jazz Musician) Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1931 N.S. d.8/19/2016 N.S. (85)
Jazz Pianist, English
Misc: spent seven years as pianist in Johnny Carson's late night television big band

🏆🏁🏊Katalin Szőke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1935 N.S. d.10/27/2017 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hungarian

🎭Anthony Valentine -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1939 N.S. d.12/2/2015 N.S. (76)
Actor, English
TV Shows: Masada

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🎵E. W. "Bud" Wendell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1927 N.S. d.1/8/2016 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive, Country Figure
Misc: in the Country Music Hall of Fame

✍🎭🎵Mae West -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1893 N.S. d.11/22/1980 N.S. (87)
Screenwriter, Playwright, Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, Singer
Misc: b. in Brooklyn; "Come up and see me sometime", "I've never met a man I didn't like", "I used to be Snow White, but I drifted"; career spanned seven decades; d. in Hollywood

🎭Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1936 N.S. d.12/13/2007 N.S. (71)
TV Actor
TV Shows: Walker Texas Ranger (as Uncle Ray 1993-94)

🎭Monty Woolley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1888 d.5/6/1963 (74)
Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: RFMN:Edgar Montillion
Movie Titles: the Pied Piper, Man Who Came to Dinner

🏆⚾Rudolph "Rudy" York -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1913 N.S. d.2/5/1970 N.S. (56)
MLB First Baseman

Pierre de Fermat -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1601 N.S. d.1/12/1665 N.S. (63)
Mathematician, French
Misc: often called the founder of the modern theory of numbers. Together with RenDescartes, Fermat was one of the two leading mathematicians of the first half of the 17th century.

Conrad Aiken -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/5/1889 d.8/17/1973 (84)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet, Critic

🎭🎵Pearl Bailey -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/27/1918 d.8/17/1990 (72)
TV/Stage Actress, Gospel Singer, Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Newport News, VA; d. in Philadelphia
TV Shows: The Pearl Bailey Show, Silver Spoons (as Lulu Baker)
Movie Titles: The Fox and The Hound (as the voice of Big Mama the owl)

🎭Richard Barthelmess -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/9/1895 d.8/17/1963 (68)
Actor

🏆🏈Cedric Benson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/28/1982 N.S. d.8/17/2019 N.S. (36)
NFL Runningback

Matthew Boulton -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/3/1728 d.8/17/1809 (80)
Engineer, British
Misc: manufacturer and engineer who financed and introduced James Watt's steam engine.

🎭Clarence Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/10/1890 d.8/17/1987 (97)
Movie Director

🎵Ole Bull -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/5/1810 d.8/17/1880 (70)
Composer, Violinist, Norweigan

🎵Mike Condello -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/6/1946 d.8/17/1995 (49)
Songwriter, Novelty Singer
Group Names: Hub Kapp and The Wheels (fronted by Pat McMahon), The Ladmo Trio
TV Shows: Wallace and Ladmo Show (co-host and parodist)

🎭Harry Corbett -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/28/1918 d.8/17/1989 (71)
Actor, Puppeteer, British
Movie Titles: Jabberwocky

🎵Lorenzo Da Ponte -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/10/1749 N.S. d.8/17/1838 N.S. (89)
Professor, Librettist, Italian

🎵🎷Wild Bill Davis -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/24/1918 d.8/17/1995 (76)
Arranger, Organist, Jazz Pianist

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🎭Don Dubbins -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/28/1928 d.8/17/1991 (63)
Actor

🎭Robert Frazer -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/29/1891 d.8/17/1944 (53)
Actor

🎖Frederick The Great -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1712 d.8/17/1786 (74)
General
Misc: Prussian king 1740-86

🎭Ed Gardner -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/29/1901 d.8/17/1963 (62)
Radio Actor, Comedian
Misc: radio: Duffy's Tavern

✍🎵Ira Gershwin -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1896 d.8/17/1983 (86)
Author, Lyricist
Names/Places: b. in New York City; d. in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Misc: with his composer brother George, wrote such classic songs as "S Wonderful" and "The Man I Love"

Robert Rowe Gilruth -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/8/1913 d.8/17/2000 (86)
Aeronautical, Aviator, Engineer
Misc: developed X-1, the first plane to break the sound barrier

🎭Gerald Gordon -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/12/1934 d.8/17/2001 (67)
Soap Actor
TV Shows: The Doctors, General Hospital

🏆⚾Jack Harshman -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/12/1927 d.8/17/2013 (86)
MLB Pitcher

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🏆🏌Bunky Henry -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/8/1944 N.S. d.8/17/2018 N.S. (74)
Golfer
Names/Places: RN: George Walter Henry Jr.

Rudolf Hess -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/26/1894 d.8/17/1987 (93)
Criminal, Egyptian
Misc: Hitler's deputy; Nazi War Criminal; spent 46 years in a Spandau prison; the last member of Adolf Hitler's inner circle, d. at a Berlin hospital, apparent suicide.

🎭Arthur Hiller -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/22/1923 d.8/17/2016 N.S. (92)
Director, Canadian
Movie Titles: The Americanization of Emily, Tobruk, The Hospital, The Out-of-Towners, Plaza Suite, The Man in the Glass Booth, Love Story, Lonely Guy, In-Laws, Man of LaMancha

🎵Richard Hoffman -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/24/1831 d.8/17/1909 (78)
Composer, Pianist, American, British

🎵🎸Preston Hubbard -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/15/1953 d.8/17/2016 N.S. (63)
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Room Full of Blues, Fabulous Thunderbirds

🏆🏒William M. Jennings -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1920 N.S. d.8/17/1981 N.S. (60)
Hall of Famer, NHL Executive

Samuel Johnston -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1733 d.8/17/1816 (82)
Statesman, Attorney/Lawyer, Scotish

Howard Koch -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/12/1901 d.8/17/1995 (93)
Screen/Scriptwriter
Misc: wrote the radio script for "War of the Worlds" and won an Oscar for the screenplay of "Casablanca"

⚖🎭Sonny Landham -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/11/1941 d.8/17/2017 N.S. (76)
Politician, Actor
Movie Titles: Lock Up, Poltergeist, 48 Hours, Predator

🎨Fernand Leger -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/4/1881 d.8/17/1955 (74)
Artist, French

Angelo J. Leno -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/10/1910 d.8/17/1994 (83)
Celebrity Parent
Names/Places: Jay's father

🏆⚾Johnny Lipon -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/10/1922 d.8/17/1998 (75)
MLB Shortstop

🏆🏁Tiny "Dewayne" Lund -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/14/1929 N.S. d.8/17/1975 N.S. (45)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Names/Places: RN: DeWayne Louis Lund
Misc: NASCAR

🎭Horace McMahon -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/17/1907 d.8/17/1971 (64)
Actor
Names/Places: RLN:MacMahon
TV Shows: Martin Kane (as Captain Willis), Danny Thomas Show (as Horace), Naked City (as Lt. Mike Parker), Jackie Gleason Show

Edwin Morgan -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/27/1920 d.8/17/2010 (90)
Poet, Scotish

🎵Billy Murray -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1877 d.8/17/1954 (77)
Pop Singer
Names/Places: NN:The Denver Nightengale
Misc: major star 1900-1930

🏆🏁Fred Offenhauser Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/11/1888 d.8/17/1973 (84)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: an American automotive engineer and mechanic who designed the Offenhauser racing engine, nicknamed the "Offy", which dominated competition in the Indianapolis 500 race for decades.

🎭Barney Phillips -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1913 d.8/17/1982 (68)
Actor
TV Shows: Dragnet (as Sgt. Ed Jacobs), Twelve O'Clock High (as Maj. Doc Kaiser), Felony Squad (as Capt. Franks), The Betty White Show

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🎵Flip Phillips -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1915 d.8/17/2001 (86)
Tenor-sax

Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/17/1914 d.8/17/1988 (74)
Celebrity Son, Canadian
Names/Places: son of FDR and Eleanor

Henry Joseph Round -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/2/1881 d.8/17/1966 (85)
Engineer, English
Misc: electronics engineer whose numerous inventions contributed to the development of radio communications.

🎖José de San Martin -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/25/1778 d.8/17/1850 (72)
Hall of Famer, Revolutionary, Argentine
Names/Places: born in Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata, now known as Argentina

🎵Johnny Sayles -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/9/1937 d.8/17/1993 (56)
Soul Singer

🎵🎸Phil Seymour -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1952 d.8/17/1993 (41)
Songwriter, Singer, Drummer, Rock & Roll Performer

🏆🥊Jack Sharkey -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/6/1902 d.8/17/1994 (91)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Lithuanian
Names/Places: RN:Joseph Paul Zukauskas
Misc: ex-Welterweight champ

📰⚖George Trevelyan -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/20/1838 d.8/17/1928 (90)
Historian, Statesman, British

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🎭Vivian Vance -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/26/1912 d.8/17/1979 (67)
Hall of Famer, TV/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in Cherryville, KS
Misc: some say b. 1907, 11, or 13
TV Shows: I Love Lucy (as Ethel Mertz), The Lucy Show (as Vivian Bagley)

🎭Murvyn Vye -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/15/1913 d.8/17/1976 (63)
Actor
TV Shows: Bob Cummings Show (as Lionel)

🎵🎷Ray Wetzel -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/22/1924 d.8/17/1951 (26)
Jazz Trumpeter

🎵Paul Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/2/1939 N.S. d.8/17/1973 N.S. (34)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Temptations

🎨Ludwig Mies van der Rohe -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/27/1886 N.S. d.8/17/1969 N.S. (83)
Architect, German

🎨Francesco Albani -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.3/17/1578 O.S. or 8/17/1578 O.S. d.10/4/1660 (82)
Painter, Italian
Misc: or born Aug 17, 1578

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The Holiday Almanacs August 17, 2020

What's Today?

Today is Mon Aug the 17 in the year 2020 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Wed
This is day 230 of the year
Serialnumber = 44048
Julian date = 2459067 O.S.= 8 - 4 - 2020

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Holidays

Elvis International Tribute Week (Day 2)
International Heroes Week (Day 3)
National Aviation Week Begins
[Argentina] San Martin Day (1850)
[India] Janmashtami
[Indonesia-1945, Gabon-1960] Independence Day
[Norway] Constitution Day (1814)
Come Up and See Me Sometime Day (Mae West b.)
Independence Day, celebrated in Indonesia.

Reminders

Astrological sign: Leo: The Lion (7-23 thru 8-22); Ruling Planet: Sun. Element: Fire. Traits: Forceful, generous, creative, well-organized. Body part associated with this sign: The heart. Occupations: Supervisor, actor, king, activities requiring physical strength, bartender.
Astrological sign: Virgo: The Virgin (8-23 thru 9-22); Symbol: The Virgin. Ruling Planet: Mercury. Element: Earth. Traits: Analytical, discriminating, modest, neat. Body part associated with this sign: The belly. Occupations: Editor, medicine, chemistry, research, accounting.
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Gems: sardonyx and peridot
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